The Department of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Assistant Director, Marketing and Membership (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will create and implement a comprehensive marketing initiative program to support all programs, services, and activities within the Recreation and Wellness department at ODU. The Assistant Director also oversees the development, access, maintenance and recruitment of current and future memberships. The Assistant Director is responsible for hiring, training and supervising full time personnel and student employees. This position is responsible for maintaining current certifications and continuing education related to the marketing field. This position assists in long range planning and implementation of departmental programming as it relates to the overall mission within the division.
Master’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field or a bachelor’s degree in the areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to a master’s degree (undergraduate and/or graduate experience may be substituted for equivalent experience). Work experience within a collegiate setting is preferred. Considerable experience in marketing to and reaching targeted demographics. Experience in researching and applying best practices and trends in regards to branding and incentivizing participation. Some experience with sales and recruitment of memberships. Some experience in designing and maintaining websites and social media platforms. Basic experience critiquing designs and concepts. Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other individuals and departments on campus and in the surrounding community. High level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Proven ability to manage projects and deliver results. Excellent written and oral communication skills: excellent intrapersonal skills. Ability to think critically and present information is essential. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Flash, Adobe Enterprise Marketing, HTML, InDesign, Adobe design suite, CRM and willing to learn new programs. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license. The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.
Internal Number: GP219A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community.
With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, the university offers 70 bachelor's, 54 master's and 42 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts.
In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. The University also offers over 100 academic programs through a thriving distance learning network.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation. A...n integral part of this policy is to administer recruiting, hiring, working conditions, compensation, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination of employment for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.