Summary Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 25 national championships (and counting!)
The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently recognizes us as a "Great College to Work For" with high scores in compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation, and more.
As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Digital Strategy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support the University's mission and athletic department core values of SPIRIT, SERVICE and STRENGTH.
Will execute all functions of their role at an exceptional level while abiding by the brand guidelines of Lynn University.
Serve as the primary communications contact for designated sports for our national championship Fighting Knights.
Serve as secondary contact for the remaining athletic programs, including in-game functions for all sports at some point throughout the year.
Will serve in a supervisory role with full-time, student, and part-time staff.
Create unique written content, features and releases, design media guides, compile statistics, and oversee website and social media content.
Will arrange media interviews as well as conduct interviews, travel to select away events, etc. Will assist in all aspects of office activity and in coverage of other sports and events as required.
Edit video highlights, interviews and photos for the athletic website and social media.
Oversee the coordination and implementation of the department's social media outreach plan.
Assist with coordination of community outreach events with student-athletes and staff.
Oversee the Lynn Sports Network.
Manages the execution of the annual Hall of Fame/Student-Athlete Awards Show.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required, master's degree is preferred.
Three to five years of advanced employment experience in communication services and/or media relations and experience supervising a communications unit.
Strong writing, editing, computer and oral communication skills are required.
Knowledge in Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook, Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Premier, and some knowledge of HTML code.
Digital photography experience, video editing and statistical software experience preferred.
Ability to articulate the Lynn University Fighting Knights core values of SPIRIT, SERVICE and STRENGTH.
Ability to collaborate, inspire, and lead others.
Professional judgment and discretion.
Flexibility, time management, initiative, organizational skills, and daily multi- tasking.
Ability to delegate and empower staff.
Night and weekend work required.
Accreditation and equal opportunity
Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.
Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.
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In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at lynn.edu/securityreport
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About Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.
Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.
As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.