Campus Recreation is seeking an Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach, to be responsible for the development, coordination and administration of marketing efforts for all programs and services provided through the Department of Campus Recreation. This position will be responsible for the creation and implementation of comprehensive marketing efforts utilizing a variety of platforms. Development and coordination of outreach efforts will focus on the ISU community and surrounding area through the sharing of Campus Recreation’s mission and services. The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors.
Master's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communication or a related field. Three or more years of professional experience in related field; experience in a collegiate environment preferred. Ability to communicate proficiently; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to relate to a variety of internal and external constituents. Computer skills in word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation programs as well as a general knowledge of graphic design standards for print, media and technical writing. Demonstrated experience with social media, web design, video editing and graphic design (Adobe Creative Suites) software. Demonstrated experience with training and supervision of student employees and/or volunteers. Demonstrated experience with budget management and sponsorship development.
Degree in marketing, communication, sports marketing, or recreation. Demonstrated understanding of campus recreation. Ability to analyze needs, create and implement new concepts and handle challenging situations with tact. Understanding of web-based technologies as they relate to marketing, communication and public relations, specifically in the field of higher education. Ability to use market research and approach marketing and communication challenges creatively in a high energy, complex university environment. Must be sensitive to multicultural issues and support the creation of a diverse environment. Excellent leadership, planning, organizational and management skills. Proven ability to perform as a team player. Self-motivated and project-oriented with strong commitment to customer service. Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to successfully coordinate and facilitate projects independently and with limited supervision. Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities. Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and policies with respect to integrated marketing efforts. Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid basic certification or must obtain certification within first year of employment. Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP/First Aid instructor certification or must obtain certification within first year of employment.
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.
PROPOSED STARTING DATE:
May 16, 2018, or agreed upon date.
To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74168. Application review will begin on March 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Bastian, Associate Director, Illinois State University, Department of Campus Recreation, Campus Box 2781, Normal, IL 61790-2781. Phone: (309) 438-8197.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Twelve-month, full-time position, plus full university benefits package
About Illinois State University
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 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 78th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2017 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To ...Live In, But Should.” Bloomington was also recently placed on Livability.com’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.