Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Carthage College seeks an Assistant Director of Strategic Communications to work in conjunction with the Director of Strategic Communications. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to collaborating with coaches, student-athletes, and staff to promote messages about Carthage sports programs and events. This position will work creatively to create concept strategies for storytelling related to Carthage Athletics, including writing, social media, photo, and video. The position will begin in July 2023.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in sports marketing and in-game promotion initiatives aimed at increasing fan attendance
- Social media maintenance
- Graphical and video production
- Assisting with the maintenance of Carthageathletics.com
- Writing press releases
- Providing in-game live statistics for home events and collecting statistics for and reporting on away contests.
- Supervise student worker staff, including Strategic Communication Department interns
- Submit nominations and oversees the promotion of student-athletes and coaches for awards, including weekly conference honors, sport-specific awards, NCAA-wide distinctions, and others.
- Execute a wide range of design projects across multiple platforms.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Journalism, Writing, Sports Management or related discipline.
- Experience in communications, media relations, or public relations in collegiate or professional sports environment or a related field is also preferred.
- Previous experience with Stat Crew and/or Genius statistical software is preferred.
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite—After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
- Knowledge of current social and digital media trends.
- Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team.
All applications must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references and graphic portfolio.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.