The Assistant Director of Marketing, in collaboration with the Director of Marketing/Fan Experience and Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing, will work under broad policy guidance and exercise sound judgment when making critical decisions under varying degrees of pressure. This position will serve the Athletic Department and the community on a day-to-day basis in addition to serving all marketing related needs of their assigned sports. This individual will need to work cohesively with coaches and other internal staff groups regularly to achieve objectives. This position will also oversee the marketing interns and street team. This individual will also serve as an integral team member, contributor, and collaborator for the external and creative units. This position will be responsible for the oversight of the ISU Redbirds app including application upkeep, making sure branding standards remain consistent, serving as the contact with SIDEARM sports, and creating notification for upcoming events. This position will be responsible for digital ad creation including the conceptualization and creation of the marketing department’s digital advertising assets within pre-determined brand standards.
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field. 2. Two (2) years of full-time or part time equivalent professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a liaison role in an Athletics department, which may include a Graduate Assistant position. Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience. 3. Availability to work nights, weekends and holidays. 4. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
Illinois State University: Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014. Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.ilstu.edu/ Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.