Utah State University

Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement (Marketer III)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2021 5:38 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4173
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Athletics
Department
Advertising & Promotion
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement is responsible for the organization, development and execution of marketing, promotional and fan engagement activities for the Utah State University Athletics Department. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation and execution of marketing plans for the following sports: Football, Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field and Softball.
  • Work closely with multimedia rights holder (Aggie Sports Properties) in the activation of in-venue sponsorship elements.
  • Utilize digital, outdoor, radio, television, print and other advertising mediums to effectively build and promote the Utah State Athletics brand.
  • Manage the annual athletics marketing budget.
  • Oversee all game day presentation elements including, but not limited to, event scripting, in-venue audio and video resources, public address announcements, band, spirit squad and student section coordination, national anthem singers, halftime performances and group experiences.
  • Coordinate and execute community outreach efforts focused on promoting and creating positive interactions with the USU Athletics brand.
  • Manage marketing and fan engagement staff members and interns.
  • Junior Aggie Kids Club oversight.
  • Plan and execute special events such as USU Football Family Fun Day.
  • Create and distribute fan surveys to obtain feedback to help enhance the fan experience.
  • Develop new and build upon existing relations with various campus units and departments.
  • Serve as liaison to student support organization (The Hurd) with the goal of increasing student involvement and attendance at USU Athletic events.
  • Establish effective on-campus marketing efforts.
  • Distribute USU Athletics sales collateral on-campus and around the community increasing visibility of USU Athletics information.
  • Collaborate with the University trademarks and licensing office to ensure correct use and promotion of USU Athletics trademarks within he Athletics department, university and retail.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related field plus four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting products or services.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • The candidate must have the ability to meet short deadlines, work nights and weekends, and be able to travel when required.
  • One year full time marketing and promotions and/or graphic design experience.

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Master's degree
  • Four to five years marketing and/or graphic design experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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