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The Auburn University Athletics Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Apply online at AUemployment.com unless otherwise stated in the position description. If you need assistance, please contact Auburn's Department of Human Resources at (334) 844-4145 or your local state employment service office. Internet access is available through your public library.
 


Position: Specialist I/II/III, Athletics Digital Media & Publications

Position Summary: The candidate should be a creative and motivated individual eager for hands-on experience in the area of digital and social media. Responsibilities include collaborating on content and scheduling of messaging; conducting research to support content strategies; tracking metrics for the Official Auburn Athletics' social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope etc.; posting content to aforementioned social spaces; helping facilitate in-game social initiatives; other duties as assigned. Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as a proficiency in graphic design and recording and editing video are a plus. Self-starters who are active in social media and other digital spaces themselves are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have knowledge of digital media tools and platforms.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Website Design, Industrial Design, Sports Management, or a related field; and knowledge of media, media relations concepts and principles, print and electronic media outlets, and accurate writing skills. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume and professional references. Only complete applications will be accepted for review.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include: experience as the primary website contact for a collegiate athletic program; audio/video editing; web analytics; excellent partner-facing communication skills, both interpersonal and written; very high-level of accuracy; keen attention to detail and problem solving capabilities; ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects and tight deadlines; ability to convert images for online use; and knowledge of Netitor, Photoshop, ImageReady, Stat Crew, Flash, HTML editing software.

Requisition No.: 26365

Review Date: 05-02-2016


Coordinator I/II/III, Athletic Video Services

Position Summary: **Two Positions**

Responsible for production and creation of video content for Auburn University Athletics sports programs which are disseminated through the Athletics venues' video boards, SEC Network, websites, syndicated television programming, and other multimedia outlets. Coordinates the production of syndicated television programming for the Athletic Department. Runs the video board and television quality live production for assigned sports. Assists in the collaboration and integration of the video services department and off campus entities for content creation and delivery. Creates digital motion video graphics for video boards and supporting technologies. Assists with the creation of high-end videos and commercials. Assists with engineering support for live and post production equipment and facilities. Coordinates the production of video highlight packages for assigned sports. Recruits announce talent for the Auburn Athletics produced Southeastern Conference Network digital content. Assists in the fulfillment of corporate sponsorships with the Auburn IMG Network. Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) regulations in the performance of job duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Communications, RTVF (Radio, Television, Film), Broadcast Journalism, Engineering, or a related field; and knowledge of live video and post production procedures and various communications mediums. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Requisition No.: 26347

Review Date: 04-22-2016

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Director, Athletics Marketing

Position Summary: The Auburn University Athletics Department seeks enthusiastic, creative, team-oriented applicants for Director of Marketing. This position will develop, implement and evaluate strategic plans for marketing, branding and promotion of for the Athletic Department's 21 sport teams; identifies and executes innovative programs resulting in an entertaining and engaging game day atmosphere; works with development and ticket office to coordinate ticket sales and attendance initiatives; lead the marketing and fan experience staff; maximize revenue streams; facilitate marketing budgets, assist with sponsorship development and fulfillment; establish and cultivate relationships locally and regionally; and other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Marketing, Management, Business Administration, or a related field; 5 years of experience in marketing, preferably related to a sports program; and knowledge of Southeastern Conference (SEC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations as they relate to media, marketing concepts and principles, and electronic and print media outlets. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume and professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in marketing, business administration, or sport management; experience with digital marketing and google analytics, experience with Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Requisition No.: 26332

Review Date: 4-15-2016


Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary: Directs the overall planning, implementation, administration, direction, supervision, and day to day operations of the Athletic Department. The successful candidate will develop budgets, policies, procedures, systems, and activities to support the mission of the Athletic Department. In addition, the successful candidate will work in conjunction with the CFO on financial projections, strategic budgeting, and forecasting.

Reports to: Director of Athletics, Jay Jacobs

Job Responsibilities:

  • Finance & Accounting
    Responsible for ensuring financial sustainability of $122 million departmental budget. Advises Director of Athletics on all budget related issues, including negotiations with departmental partners (e.g., IMG and Under Armour). Manages annual departmental budget process. Responsible for annual financial presentations to the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee ("IAC"), the Faculty Senate Budget Committee, the Faculty Budget Finance Sub-Committee, campus leadership (i.e., University President, University CFO), and staff. Oversees Assistant Athletic Director responsible for all day-to-day business office operations.
  • Contracts & Legal
    Manages all contractual and legal issues for the Athletic Department, including game contracts and coaches contracts. Oversees Senior Associate Athletic Director responsible for all day-to-day contract review processes. Serves as key liaison for Department with General Counsel's office.
  • Human Resources
    Serve as Athletic Director's primary advisor on all Human Resources issues, including contract negotiations with coaches. Responsible for ensuring that all departmental practices related to searches, contracts, performance reviews, compensation, reorganizations, and disciplinary issues follow campus best practices. Oversees Assistant Athletic Director for Human Resources who manages all day-to-day human resources processes.
  • Facilities & Capital Construction
    Oversees Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Capital construction who manages all facilities operations (including a staff of 30 people). Works with Associate Athletic Director on all capital construction projects, with particular focus on budgetary issues.
  • Sports Oversight
    Provides senior staff oversight for specific teams and responsible for coach and program supervision.
  • Senior Staff Responsibilities
    Serves as member of Athletic Director's senior staff and provides counsel to Athletic Director on financial, operational, and administration issues. Take the lead on other projects and initiatives as assigned by the Athletic Director

Required Experiences /Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Sports Administration, or a related field.
  • Ten years of financial management and supervisory experience in a senior executive management role.
  • Knowledge of budget planning, strategic planning, fiscal management, and operational management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex financial concepts effectively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of coaches, staff and students.
  • Advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Law, or Sports Management.
  • Senior level staff or management experience.
  • Experience working in collegiate / professional sports industry.

Application Process:
Auburn University invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2016 online at Parker Executive Search's website. Confidential review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For additional information please contact:
Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director
Jaleesa Rhoden, Associate
Parker Executive Search
770.804.1996
jrhoden@parkersearch.com

Apply online: http://www.parkersearch.com/auburn-coo


Marketing and Fan Experience Graduate Assistant

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Auburn University Athletics, a member of the Southeastern Conference, invites applications for two Marketing and Fan Experience graduate assistant positions.

Opportunities and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: developing and implementing marketing and sales plans for assigned sports with a focus on increasing attendance and revenue, preparing all aspects of game-day production and promotions, designing and editing promotional materials, training and supervising an intern staff of up to 30 students, planning and organizing special events, managing the Kids Club and executing ideas to increase membership, developing and implementing marketing plans for all non-ticketed sports with a focus on increasing attendance and awareness, assist with database management and analytics, designing and editing promotional materials including a weekly email newsletter, and managing all day-to-day office responsibilities including communication with fans.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, advertising, sport management or related field. Candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and a willingness to work nights and weekend hours. Experience working in a collegiate or professional sports, event management, and graphic design capabilities preferred. Acceptance into graduate school at Auburn University is required before candidate can officially be offered the position. Position requires a two-year commitment.

Applicants selected for the position must then apply for and be accepted into the Auburn University graduate school. Position includes graduate school tuition waiver and monthly stipend. To be on assistantship, a graduate student must:

  • Be in a degree-seeking program
  • Be registered for at least one course during each academic term of the assistantship
  • Satisfy the minimum load specifications of the individual departments and be making satisfactory progress toward the degree.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of at least three professional references via email to markets@auburn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

The position will remain open until filled. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

Auburn is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Specialist I/II/III, Athletic Media Relations

Position Summary: **Two Positions** Assists in the oversight of media and public relations and sports information functions within the Athletic Department. Assists in directing publicity operations to include, but not limited to, issuing press releases, arranging and conducting teleconferences with coaches, and arranging interviews for players and coaches with media; coordinates game-day operations to include the issuing of press credentials, preparing games notes, supervising the official stat crew and student assistants, arranging post-game reports; handles all social media efforts associated with assigned sports; maintains historical files and records for athletic activities/personalities; travels with team to act as press liaison; researches, compiles, writes, and designs promotional/informational brochures, articles, pamphlets, etc.; may assists with coordination and/or promotion of special events; complies with all applicable NCAA and SEC regulations in the performance of job duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field; and knowledge of media, media relations concepts and principles, print and electronic media outlets, and accurate writing skills. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site to attach the following: cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working at a college/university athletics department or professional sports organization in the area of communications, media relations, or public relations.

Requisition Number: 26261

Review Date: 03-10-2016

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