This professional will serve an integral role in the overall marketing and promotion of Northwestern Athletics with a primary focus on select sport programs. This position will facilitate the development and execution of strategic plans supporting brand awareness, ticket sales and other revenue generating initiatives. They will work closely with all members of the Athletic Department as well as numerous contacts outside the University community. *Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.*
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Serve as the contact from the Marketing department for select cross-functional teams overseeing various sports programs.
Act as the facilitator for all actions of their sport cross-functional teams including the creation and implementation of a comprehensive marketing, ticket sales, social media and public relations plan along with coordinating calendars and timelines.
Act as the gameday event director and producer for their select sports programs which would entail the writing game scripts, directing in-game fan experience elements, working to ensure sponsorship fulfillment and the scheduling and onsite oversight of gameday staff.
Serve as a liaison between the team and the department's community relations area to enhance the profile of the team's involvement in the community.
Assist in the execution of the gameday events for home football and men's basketball games.
Oversight and management of gameday interns to ensure on-field/on-court sponsorship elements are appropriately executed.
Planning and execution of gameday operations for both programs
Assistance in activation of ticket sales initiatives.
Assist with special programs and events for the athletic department such as the Run for Walk, Kids' Club, Meet the Team Night and others.
Serve as the liaison for the marketing department with various constituents on campus.
Serve as the liaison for the marketing department with various constituents in the Evanston and Chicago communities.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
One year of relative experience in advertising, marketing, graphic design, content creation, public relations or other similarly related field.
Proven track record of delivering success in the areas marketing, graphic and web design, content creation, public relations.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across all teams.
Strong organizational and time management skills
Professional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work in dynamic fast paced environment
Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
For consideration, please visit www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, myHR, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in myHR, search for job opening ID 33637 in the Keywords field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your application. If there is interest in your candidacy, a member of the talent acquisition team or the department hiring manager will contact you.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 33637
About Northwestern University
The Northwestern CommunityNorthwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff.Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies.Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities.Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich op...portunities for learning.To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.The Northwestern Work EnvironmentOur two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation. To learn more about our Qatar campus, visit http://www.qatar.northwestern.edu/.The Northwestern Employment PossibilitiesWe have full and part-time staff positions available in a variety of roles.Job areas we frequently recruit for include:Office and School AdministrationInformation TechnologyHealthcare and ResearchAccounting and FinanceFacilities ManagementProfessional: Entry, Mid-level and ManagementLaw Enforcement and SecurityNorthwestern University also operates its own Temporary Center. Whether you are a first-time or transitional job seeker, college graduate, graduate student, experienced professional or retiree, we have a variety of temporary positions such as: Office Assistant, Accounting/Financial Assistant, Executive Assistant as well as various other administrative, professional and contract positions. To learn more about our temporary employment, visit our Temporary Center.The Northwestern BenefitsNorthwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including:Competitive compensationComprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverageTuition reimbursementPre-tax transit optionsProfessional development opportunitiesVacation, sick, and holiday payExcellent retirement plansWork/Life balance and resourcesDependent care matchFaculty-Staff Assistance ProgramWe also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.For more information on benefits and perks offered by Northwestern, visit the Benefits section.