Assistant Director - Communications and Public Relations (Communications Officer I)
Georgia Tech Athletic Association
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 263158
This position will serve as the primary communications and public relations contact for Georgia Tech volleyball and softball programs:
Act as a liaison between programs/coaches/student-athletes and media
Act as programs' communications liaison to the ACC and NCAA
Oversee and implement programs' social media strategies (in conjunction with creative & digital strategy staff)
Maintain programs' presence on official website of Georgia Tech athletics (ramblinwreck.com)
Write press releases to promote programs and recap events
Write and maintain coach and student-athlete biographies
Maintain team statistics and records
Schedule photo shoots and photographers for live events; maintain programs' photo archives
Nominate and promote coaches and student-athletes for awards
Act as media liaison for home events
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.
This is not a supervisory position. This position has some financial responsibilities. This position may be required to drive. This role is not considered a position of trust. This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card). This position may travel. This position does not require security clearance.
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Educational Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Experience Two to four years of job related experience
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
SKILLS This job requires skills in writing and communication, creativity and ability to incorporate a variety of resources and tools to develop marketing materials. Requires ability to understand complex and/or highly technical ideas and programs and communicate them in lay terms. Also required are organizational and communications skills as well as use of office and specialized computer applications. Ability to work various nights and weekends, and some holidays.
With 400-plus student-athletes across 17 varsity sports, Georgia Tech competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a member of NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), while also developing young people who will change the world. Georgia Tech has long been a leader in innovation in college athletics with the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (known as the Total Person Program at GT), commitments to athletics scholarships until a student-athlete graduates and the use of virtual reality in recruiting among the many concepts that originated on The Flats. The Yellow Jackets have won five national championships during their illustrious history (four in football – 1917, 1928, 1952 and 1990; one in women’s tennis – 2007), appeared in two Final Fours in men’s basketball (1990 and 2004) and three College World Series in baseball (1994, 2002 and 2006). Combining world-class education with top-notch athletics, Georgia Tech has produced 90 Academic All-Americans.