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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Graphic Design
(Writer/Editor III - UCP 5)
University of Connecticut
Division of Athletics

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full time position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Graphic Design. Responsibilities will include serving as the primary Athletic Communications contact for the 11-time national champion women's basketball team, with the possibility of serving as the primary contact for additional sports.

The successful candidate will also possess strong proficiency in the area of graphic design and will work closely with the Coordinator of Graphic and Digital Design and the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Communications with the objective of enhancing the athletic department's presence on digital and social platforms.

The successful candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner with the flexibility to adjust to unscheduled developments involving immediate attention.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Sports Management, Graphic Design or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the media relations field
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Expertise in PhotoShop, InDesign and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software with proven skill in the area of graphic design
  • Proficient in StatCrew software
  • Experience using a content management system tool such as Netitor
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Sports Management, Graphic Design or a related field
    • Minimum of two years experience working in college athletics
    • Experience in the creation and implementation of animated graphics
    • Athletic media relations experience as a primary or secondary contact in the NCAA Tournament
    • Proven ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
    • Experience with an athletics program that is covered prominently in the local and/or national media

      Salary
      Commensurate with experience.

      To Apply
      Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references via UConn Jobs, Staff Positions at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018280)

      This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on December 13, 2017.

      All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


      The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


      Temporary University Specialist
      Division of Athletics
      Assistant, Varsity Sports

      The Division of Athletics at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Temporary University Specialist position to perform a number of administrative functions in support of selected intercollegiate teams. This position would work directly with a number of team coaching staffs and assist with duties such as: assist in coordinating coaches' recruiting and team travel; processing expense reimbursements for staff members; processing of routine paperwork regarding NCAA rules compliance; assist in maintaining records related to recruits, alumni, high schools, etc.; help coordinate community service and/or public relations activities for coaches; communicate regularly with other Division units as appropriate to ensure coaching staffs are serviced in a prompt and efficient manner; and compose correspondence and schedule appointments as necessary.

      This staff member will be expected to regularly exercise independent judgement within established practice and policy and to independently resolve a wide variety of administrative problems in a fast paced, student-athlete centered environment. The successful candidate will interact regularly with a range of internal constituents, including coaches, staff and student-athletes, and will be expected to provide exceptional service while exercising discretion and carefully maintaining confidentiality when required.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Responds to requests for information and serves as a primary resource to coaching staffs of selected varsity sports.
      • Provides administrative assistance to support the operational functions for selected UConn teams, including correspondence, scheduling, and arrangements for meetings, conferences and travel.
      • Help coordinate various administrative functions related to travel, such as necessary coaches' travel needs for recruiting and events; planning travel for recruits on their visits; and preparing travel reimbursements for staff.
      • Independently compose, prepare and/or edit standard correspondence and reports containing information that requires thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and data sources.
      • Prepare and/or maintain routine paperwork regarding NCAA Compliance matters; communicate with the Athletic Compliance Office as needed.
      • Assist with short term project work to support coaches' development of student-athletes, such as preparation of charts to track student-athlete progress or maintain database related to recruiting.
      • Perform related duties as required.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, including experience in an administrative support position.
      • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the department/University staff and other individuals and groups.
      • Ability to resolve administrative problems efficiently, effectively and independently.
      • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel).
      • Demonstrated ability to establish positive and inclusive working relationships with a diverse constituency of coaches, staff and student-athletes.
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment.

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

      • Experience working in college athletics or athletic-centered environment.
      • Basic knowledge of NCAA regulations.

      APPOINTMENT TERMS

      Salary is $17.00-$21.00/ hr., commensurate with experience. This is a 35-40 hours per week, temporary, 12-month position, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.

      TO APPLY

      To apply for the position, please submit cover letter, resume, and a list of three employment references, including contact information to cheryl.bertora@uconn.edu. This is an immediate opening. Review of applications will begin immediately.

      Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

      All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

      The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.


      Head Women's Soccer Coach (Specialist IIIA)
      University of Connecticut
      Division of Athletics

      The University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a full-time position of Head Women's Soccer Coach. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of a Division I Women's Soccer Program including coordination of recruitment and evaluation of prospective student-athletes; overall development of the student-athletes; practice and game preparation; oversight responsibility of assistant coaches; support of the academic staff to ensure academic success of team members; support of the Division's efforts to promote the women's soccer program through marketing and community involvement initiatives; budget management; and other administrative duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

      Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; five years of collegiate soccer coaching experience in a full-time position; demonstrated ability to operate a successful program within NCAA and conference regulations; commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; demonstrated knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations; ability to teach/communicate effectively; demonstrated experience in the recruiting process of qualified student-athletes; strong commitment to the academic goals of the University; and outstanding organizational, communication, and public relations skills.

      Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a Head Coach or an Associate/Assistant Coach with a demonstrated record of progressively increased responsibilities; eight or more years of Division I collegiate soccer coaching experience; collegiate and/or professional playing experience; program operations experience that includes scheduling, budget management, and travel planning.

      Salary: Commensurate with experience.

      To Apply: Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018252)

      This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on December 15, 2017.

      All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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      The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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