Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (530477)

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on September 8, 2023
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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications - 530477

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

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Directs the development and distribution of news releases to various information media under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director. Maintains public relations with the University community and the state of Florida.

  • Responsible for the communications, media relations, internet activities and contribute to the social and digital media activities for assigned sports.
  • Interacts with traditional, internet and social media representatives and their outlets, report results, produce engaging game recaps, prepare news items on sports teams and its student-athletes; create and maintain current and historical files on teams, coaches and student-athletes.
  • Prepares game-day information, manage media operations for home games and home contests, serve as an institutional representative and perform duties at assigned road games and contests.
  • Coordinates with game-day personnel for selected sports to include public address announcer, statisticians, timers, staff and freelance photographers.
  • Promotes award winners following successful nominations; respond to requests from the public for information on selected athletics teams.
  • Prepares an annual publication (media guide, record book) for
  • assigned sports.
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with the university's student-athletes, coaches, staff and athletics administrators; media members locally, regionally and nationally; university faculty, staff and administrators; FIU alumni, fans, followers and supporters of the athletics program; school affiliates not limited to Conference USA, the American Athletic Conference and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
  • Adheres to all State of Florida, University, NCAA, Conference USA, and department rules and policies pertaining to the position of Director Sports Information. Reports any known NCAA violations or concerns to the Director of Athletic Compliance and
  • be responsible for the monitoring of any subordinate as it relates to NCAA regulations.
  • Manages social media channels for all assigned sports, included but not limited to, content creation and overall social media oversight.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:          

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three (3) years of appropriate experience; OR a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one (1) year of appropriate experience; OR seven (7) years of appropriate experience; OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Advertised Salary:

  • $45,000 - $50,000


  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

Other information:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and at locations outside of the University

 Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

 Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status