This position reports to the Assistant Athletics Director/Marketing. The Director of Marketing/Fan Experience will work in cooperation with other departments such as: Redbird Productions, Ticketing, Facilities, Athletics Communications, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund, Coaches, and Event Management to serve the Athletic Department and Redbird fans. This individual will create and implement strategies to maximize game atmosphere opportunities and in-game promotional activities to produce remarkable experiences for Redbird fans. Further, this position will execute an effective digital, social media, and email campaign, as well as develop and distribute promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, and posters. This position will also explore non-traditional marketing opportunities, conduct market research, and oversee grassroots programs. The work environment surrounding this position is creative and collaborative with a team focus where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.
1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field. 2. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related professional area. 3. One (1) year of similar full-time experience within a NCAA Division I program. 4. Ability to work night and weekend hours
1. Master's degree in marketing, communications, business or related field 2. Ability to perform detail-oriented yet creative work 3. The ability to multi-task and make informed timely decisions in high-pressure and fast-paced environments
Core working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Nights and weekends frequently required due to events.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Effectively communicate on a daily basis. 2. Remain at a workstation for extended periods 3. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.
Proposed Starting Date
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package
Required Applicant Documents
Resume Cover Letter Reference List Transcripts (may be unofficial) - Please see Special Instructions to Applicants section for additional options
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Optional Applicant Documents
Certification of Retirement Annuity
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Special Instructions for Applicants
For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.
The employment application NOT the resume/cover letter, will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.
Required documents include a cover letter, resume and a reference list of three professional references including name/title/contact information (phone number and email). You must attach the required documents at the time of application.
The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.
Copies of transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted by deadline date in order to receive full consideration for this position. Transcripts may be submitted on-line or to the options listed below.
In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation such as a DD-214 may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points:
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen Address: Illinois State University Human Resources Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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