Athletics Communications Officer

Brown University

Job Description:

Brown University Athletics and Recreation is seeking candidates for the Communications Officer position. The Communications Officer is a member of the division’s external staff and will tell the Brown University Athletics story by managing an integrated athletics and communications program that includes game-day coverage, sports information and statistics, web coordination, social media management, and photography (incl. freelance) for a variety of Brown’s 34 varsity teams, and related Athletics events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Three (3) years of working in sports-related public relations/social media and/or digital media with a proven record of progressive approach to social and digital media.
  • Strong knowledge of creative storytelling experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects finalization are required.
  • Demonstrated skill in social media content generation, skill in interpersonal communication, collaboration, and prioritization of work assignments required.
  • Experience in working with deadlines and turning around high-quality projects from point of inception to finalization of production on a day-to-day basis required.
  • Ability to work extended daily hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Develop [strategies/content] in alignment with Brown’s policies and protocols relating to visual identity, image use, Web hosting, accessibility, and vendor hiring. Follow established Brown University identity and messaging priorities.
  • Coordinate with internal campus constituents, including the Office of University Communications, as needed for projects requiring collaboration and input from other University stakeholders.

Job Competencies

  • Possesses and continually updates requisite knowledge and understanding of assigned duties, responsibilities, policies, procedures and compliance requirements to perform the position. Demonstrates technical skills required for the position. Understands business needs and desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrates quality product including accuracy and thoroughness in work required for the position. Plans and completes an acceptable quantity of work within deadlines. Works with diligence and identifies opportunities to streamline or improve processes.
  • Consistently exhibits professional demeanor with internal and external constituents and peers through verbal and written customer-focused communication. This includes listening, understanding customer expectations/perspective and acknowledging and responding to concerns in a timely and helpful manner. Demonstrates commitment to exceptional service, and timely problem resolution.
  • Follows through on assignments. Takes ownership of work. Is reliable, professional, and responsible. Adheres to procedures, practices, and work schedules. Work is completed in a timely manner and within established deadlines effectively using resources. Demonstrates commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrates cooperation and teamwork. Values and seeks input and expertise of others. Contributes to the team environment by working effectively with others on the team to accomplish work. Treats co-workers with respect, honesty, and fairness. Resolves issues effectively and is viewed as a positive team member and/or colleague.
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully verbally and in writing. Follows instructions and shares information appropriately. Engages in meaningful two-way conversations. Listens attentively and clarifies information when necessary.
  • Creates a welcoming learning and working environment with productive and positive workplace relationships. Builds and supports a diverse and inclusive community by demonstrating respect in the workplace. Proactively identifies opportunities to increase awareness and hold self and others accountable for acting in a way that breaks down barriers between groups of difference and creates an inclusive climate that accepts and welcomes diversity. Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations. The duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations, and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.  Employees in coaching positions must pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, MVR

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Athletics Communications Officer

Athletics and Recreation

Grade 9

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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