The Director of Communications will be responsible for pro-active planning and implementation of all aspects of the Academy’s communications and publications. He or she is responsible for creating new ways to promote the United States Sports Academy, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and its associated programs. The Director will also be responsible to develop and deploy communication strategies to increase enrollment at the Academy, membership in ASAMA and participation in both organizations. The Director is responsible for developing public relations that complement the advertising campaigns and support the marketing efforts of the Academy and for organizing and implementing any publicity efforts that are assigned by the President and CEO or his designee.
Bachelor’s degree required (graduate degree preferred) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Promotions or related field. Appropriate degree is highly desirable, although suitable experience may substitute for some or all education. A background in Higher Education and/or Sports and Public Speaking desired. Should be an experienced communications professional with demonstrated success as a creative leader/manager, and strategist. Excellent public relations skills and an entrepreneurial spirit are vital for this position. Knowledge of and interest in sport are essential. Practical experience in establishing speakers’ bureaus and collaborating with community and national projects is desired. Must be able to plan and stage special events, have experience working with the media, possess practical computer knowledge and proficiency in using a variety of MS/Windows compatible computer applications and software such as desk-top publishing and standard desktop suite. The qualified individual should possess the skills to prepare publication materials that are camera ready and have the ability to create presentations in a variety of media.
Must possess the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and should be able to initiate projects; have ability to write and edit press releases; possess creativity and the ability to communicate effectively with strong written and oral communication skills.