General Statement of Duties: The Athletic Communications and Marketing Director will promote and publicize all events for the Athletic Department; will enhance game day environment with the aim of increasing attendance and providing a great experience for the spectators, families, and student-athletes; will assistant the Sports Information Director with various sports as assigned; and will perform other administrative duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Promote and publicize the 18 intercollegiate varsity athletic programs through the media, social media, Northwood’s web site, and other creative avenues both on and off campus and with alumni • Supervise student support staff and Promotions interns at events and in the athletic office • Secure sponsorships from businesses and organizations • Enhance game day experiences at all athletic events through promotions, entertainment, etc. through the use of interns and SAAC members. • Maintain athletic website with up-to-date content in cooperation with Asst. AD for Communications • Assist with radio and television productions • Serve as the Sports Information contact for men’s/women’s cross country, men’s/women’s track & field, Softball, and Men’s and Women’s Soccer. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required • Computer knowledge/skills and particular knowledge and/or experience with Microsoft Office Professional including Word, Excel, Access, web site maintenance, statistical programs and Adobe Creative Cloud • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image. • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Supervision Exercised: May supervise student employees.
Northwood University is a private, Division II school in Midland, Michigan nicknamed the Timberwolves. It has 18 varsity sports and competes in the GLIAC. In the fall of 2022, the Timberwolves will move to the GMAC.