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Kansas State University
Posted: 11/1/2022
Associate Director of Athletics Communications

Associate Director of Athletics Communications

Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)

Job no: 514096

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Student Affairs / Services, Athletics, Event Management / Services, Graphic Design / Printing / Publishing

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for an Associate Director of Communications.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

• This position will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Athletics Communication Office's public and media relation activities for the women's volleyball and men's baseball programs, which includes:

• Daily program management relating to the promotion of the women's volleyball and men's baseball sports programs, which includes creating press releases, feature stories, maintaining statistical records, social media, designing publication materials, including but not limited to media guids, game programs and post-season brochures, and finding new ways to promote the assigned sports programs.

• Maintain KSA website for assigned sports, which includes bus is not limited to writing and posting stories/articles, updating game stats and posting schedule results.

• Press Box and Press Row: Schedule, coordinate and supervise employees needed to successfully oversee this area on game days before, during and afte rsporting events

• Travel with assigned teams to away and post season games in order to handle media inquiries, write feature stories, press releases and record game statistics.

Why Join Us:

We are looking for qualified applicants who are passionate about collegiate athletics and want to join our Wildcat Family and be part of our fast-paced, exciting world of collegiate athletic communications.

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-Stat, our supporters and each other.

For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit

For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit

The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, "", finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.

Manhattan was ranked # 19 in "Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability while named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America in 2018. K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree at time of application

• Minimum of one year of post-graduate experience in media relations or public relations field

• Must possess outstanding editing, writing and oral communication skills

• Must possess a very good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of NCAA approved statistical procedures for women's volleyball and men's baseball.

• Proficient skills with Desktop Publishing software, including PhotoShop and InDesign

• Previous experience in a NCAA Division I sports marketing, communications or creatiave services/social media setting

Other Requirements:

• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Must have a valid driver's license at all times and be able to travel with the teams as requried

Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required

This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please complete the KSU on-line application and upload a resume, writing and publication samples

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled


• Medical, dental and vision health plans

• Retirement plan

• Earned leave plan - vacation and sick

• Parental leave plan

• Term life insurance

• Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

• Long term disability insurance

• Paid KSU designated holidays

K-State Athletics Local Agency Employee Benefits Information:

Salary Rate / Pay Rate:

$40,000 to $50,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.

Advertised: Oct 31, 2022

Application Closes: Open until filled

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