Job no: 533207 Department: Athletics Work type: Staff Location: Stanislaus - Turlock Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Summary (Classified as: Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II)
Full-time position available on or after December 1, 2023, for Athletics. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Athletics the incumbent will independently perform various duties in support of marketing and promotion activities, cultivation of corporate sponsorships and corporate marketing packages, proof of performance, general and event fundraising, and special events. The incumbent is expected to use discretionary decision-making, conduct research, create schedules, and implement a robust marking and promotion program that reflects the values and mission of the department, institution and CSU sport programs.
Job Duties Duties include but are not limited to:
Plan promotional strategies to generate community awareness, enhance spectator attendance and game day the entertainment experience for multiple sport teams.
Identify and execute marketing and sports information for all promotional activities and giveaways according to Athletics schedules.
Prepare written scripts for use on game day and events.
Coordinate promotional activities with athletics administration and coaches. Schedule and coordinate in-game entertainment, providing communication and guidance to all involved parties (e.g. performances, cheer team, music, band and mascot).
Assist with donor sponsorship signage at all Athletic facilities.
Create visual designs for marketing and promotional communication materials. Identify strategic locations and distribute marketing materials in advance of game schedules. Create and post content for social media accounts.
Oversee a comprehensive social media platform, creating calendars and serial content. Create and produce videos. Identify themes, create story boards, train actors/participants and schedule the video shoot process.
Oversee and complete the video-editing process, proving a final product in alignment with Athletics and institutional branding.
Set-up and run video livestreaming for athletic games as needed.
Plan, schedule and lead in-game entertainment activities, acting as a site liaison for vendors, external partners and various entities.
Run Warrior Wednesday for Athletics to promote games and student engagement. Operate scoreboard with created visual graphics during games.
Run in game promotions and activities to engage fans.
Oversee marketing and promotions student assistants.
Work with coaches to provide event planning assistance to team for fundraising and community relation events (e.g. Crab Feed, Golf Tournament, and Love Turlock).
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education: A college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field. Experience: Up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, must have strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles.
Prior experience in a higher education or university setting, preferably in an athletics program.
Prior experience in athletic communication marketing and promotions.
Experience with fundraising, donor relations and corporate sponsorships.
Experience with event planning.
Experience with public speaking in communicating policies and procedures to a diverse range of audiences.
Prior experience working with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Experience with Microsoft applications, basic photo-editing and internet browsers.
Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
Experience with video production and using video editing software (e.g. Windows MovieMaker, Final Cut Pro, Veed.io, After Effects)
Experience setting up and running video livestreaming.
Experience utilizing social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Foundation knowledge of general practices, methods and procedures related to public affairs, media relations, marketing, and/or sports information.
Ability to keep abreast of public policy and public affairs issues. Working knowledge of protocols and institutional etiquette related to public and media relations.
Basic knowledge and understanding of media outlets including print, television, and radio. Ability to work with the media for the coverage of events.
Basic knowledge of market research and related techniques.
Working knowledge of summary statistics as they relate to research or sports information.
Basic knowledge of applicable copyright and other laws pertaining to written materials, news media and confidentiality.
Working knowledge of applicable software packages.
Knowledge of basic web communication techniques, vehicles and formats. Strong writing and editing skills to quickly produce clear and concise standard documents for internal and external publication.
Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information. Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships within the University, with the community and with the media.
Physical Requirements The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical office environment, some evening and weekend work with some outdoor work dependent upon the special event. Will assist with special event set up/breakdown- some light-to-moderate lifting 40 lbs. or less when preparation is necessary.
Salary Range Anticipated salary will be $3,761 - $3,800 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II range: $3,761 - $6,803 per month)
Compensation & Benefits Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary:CSU Employee Benefit Summary
How to Apply
Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.
Application Deadline November 30, 2023
Criminal Background Clearance Notice Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Additional Information Campus & Area California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.
Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
Clery Act Disclosure
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.
CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.
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California State University, Stanislaus serves a diverse student body of more than 10,000 at two locations in the Central Valley — a beautiful 228-acre campus in Turlock and the Stockton Campus. Widely recognized for its dedicated faculty and high-quality academic programs, the University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with a doctorate in educational leadership. The University is a proud member of the 23-campus California State University system.California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves ...more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts. Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.