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Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications

Position Summary The individual serves as the chief athletic communications director for Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes, but is not limited to: Serving...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Position Summary

The individual serves as the chief athletic communications director for Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Serving as the department’s chief spokesperson
  • Acting as managing editor for all publications and the department’s presence on the web (, all correlating websites, and social media)
  • Managing the strategic communications staff
  • Serving as the primary media liaison for BGSU Athletics
  • Acting as the key individual in creating the image of a department that is often viewed as “the front porch of the University”



Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage and Oversee the strategic communications staff.
  • Direct media relations for the department’s 18-sport athletic program, including direct day-to-day involvement with the football, gymnastics and track & field programs. 
  • Strategize, implement, and maintain the athletics department’s presence on the web, which includes, correlating websites, and the social media presence of the department.
  • Serve in event management role at home athletic events.
  • Attends meetings and represents the department on committees and planning groups.
  • Responsible for managing the department’s broadcast partnerships and management of streaming operations (ESPN3/ESPN+/WBGU).
  • Serve on external relations team that generates revenue and increases image and visibility for the department.
  • Archiving documents, files, images, and video for the Athletics Department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director.


Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 357. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.


Deadline to apply:       May 28, 2021


To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Knowledge of social media and communication vehicles to wide audiences. 
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and must be strong writer.

Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion into your current or a previous position?


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Field of study must include communications, journalism, sports management, or related.    Successful candidate must have Bachelor’s degree conferred at the time of application.   Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the university’s vehicle use policy.    

The following experience is required:

  • Three to four years of progressive experience in sports communications for a program, team, department. Experience could also include media experience such as radio broadcast, print media, etc.
  • Individual must also have 1-2 years of staff supervision experience.


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