Now accepting applications. Application deadline is Monday, July 31st.
Florida State University is seeking a dynamic, innovative and student development-centered individual for the position Assistant Director of Marketing, Sponsorship, and Special Events.
The successful candidate will provide shared leadership for a comprehensive university-wide recreational program designed for more than 50,000+ students, faculty, and staff, and will assist with cultivating and delivering the departmental brand to the entire community. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning. The mission of Florida State University Campus Recreation is to engage our community in life-long wellness. We provide quality recreational programs, services, and facilities that maximize opportunities for life-long learning, personal development, and leadership through varied recreational endeavors. Our department is committed to holistic student development and student empowerment of our more than 700 student employees, through co-curricular experiential learning opportunities and utilizing collaborative partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs, academic programs, student organizations, and other university entities. Our mission is to move people to total wellness.
Provides overall direction, administration, and management of the marketing and branding of Campus Recreation. Develops and manages marketing and branding strategies for all programs and facilities within Campus Recreation including campaigns designed to encourage new participation and diversify existing participation. Produces and maintains an active plan and timeline for all marketing campaigns to include evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of campaigns. Initiates production meetings and long range planning with department leaders. Develops, maintains and monitors annual marketing budget. Develops & implements policies and procedures in accordance with Department, Division, and University guidelines.
Oversees overall design and coordinates regular updates to the departmental web site. Manages social media accounts for the department and provides guidance to associated program social media accounts.
Maintains departmental inventory of sponsorship opportunities. Identifies, secures and cultivates ongoing relationships with internal and external partners for departmental programs and events. Negotiates sponsorship terms and rates with partners and provides ongoing sponsorship management.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of departmental special events, which include the annual Campus Recreation Alumni Tailgate, Night of Recognition Banquet, and Spring Scramble Golf Tournament. Serves as main point of contact for events and coordinates staffing. Coordinates and monitors event timelines and works closely with vendors on rental equipment, venues, and catering for events. Designs promotional materials and oversees announcements and notifications. Maintains database of alumni and vendor contact information. Establishes and maintains effective communication with alumni and Campus Recreation stakeholders.
Oversees staffing responsibilities for assigned area, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and evaluation. Supervises and mentors professional staff member(s) and marketing and special event OPS student staff and program interns. Develops staff and student leadership opportunities.
Plans and coordinates community and campus outreach programming. Works closely with various staff to develop departmental presentations and educational materials to be used at various University events, including membership recruitment, programmatic outreach, and new student and employee orientations. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other university departments and the community via campus involvement through University, Student Affairs, and departmental committees and task forces. Serves on various University, Divisional, and Campus Recreation committees. Other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization (Marketing, Event Planning, Recreation, Sports Management, Communications, etc.) and two years of relevant experience.
To apply, visit https://jobs.fsu.edu. At the FSU site, review the application instructions, then click the "Browse Job Openings" link. Under keywords, type 41900 and select Assistant Director under the search results. Select apply to apply for Job Opening ID 41900. Candidates must apply via this FSU web site to be considered for the position. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Applicants must complete application even if attaching resume. Application deadline is Monday, July 31st. Applications sent via email or via bluefishjobs.com will NOT be accepted.
Questions regarding the search can be directed to Jenna Ulewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Florida State University is a public institution founded in 1851 in Tallahassee, Florida. Nearly 40,000 students, including over 31,000 undergraduates, currently attend the University at its main campus.
Tallahassee is located in the panhandle region of north Florida and is a hub for government as the state capital and for education as home to three institutions of higher education: FSU, Flori...da A&M, and Tallahassee Community College. The Big Bend area offers a wide range of entertainment, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Tallahassee is less than an hour's drive from the Gulf coast, 2 hours from both Panama City and Jacksonville, and 4 hours from Atlanta, Tampa, and Orlando.
Florida State University Campus Recreation provides programming and services to students and FSU staff in the areas of Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Aquatics, Outdoor Pursuits, and the FSU Challenge Course program. The department has approximately 20 full-time professionals on staff along with hiring over 700 student workers annually.
The department operates seven recreational facilities including the Dr. Bobby E. Leach Student Recreation Center, Main Campus Fields, Tully Gymnasium, and Speicher Tennis Center. In the past 10 years, the department has opened and completed an expansion of its 108-acre Rec SportsPlex outdoor sports facility, a 2010 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities award winner; constructed an outdoor courts facility, the Westside Courts; and opened its Fitness & Movement Clinic, a satellite fitness facility in conjunction with the University's Health and Wellness Center.
For more information about Florida State University, please visit www.fsu.edu.