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Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Marketing Associate
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Posting Duration 7/6/2020 - 7/19/2020
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

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. The Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach will be responsible for the development, coordination and administration of marketing efforts for all programs and services provided through the Department of Campus Recreation.


Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Communications, sports marketing, recreation or closely related field.
2. Three years of professional level experience in marketing, communication, sports marketing, recreation or closely related field; which includes experience with training and supervision of student employees and/or volunteers and experience with budget management and/or sponsorship development.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and to relate to a variety of internal and external constituents.
5. 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.
6. Demonstrated experience with social media, web design, video editing and graphic design (Adobe Creative Suites) software.
7. Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid basic certification or must obtain certification within first year of employment.
8. Possess American Red Cros CPR/AED/BBP/First Aid Instructor certification or must obtain certification within first year of employment.
9. Valid Driver's License

Desired Qualifications
1. Demonstrated understanding of campus recreation.
2. Ability to analyze needs, create and implement new concepts and handle challenging situations with tact.
3. Understanding of web-based technologies as they relate to marketing, communication and public relations, specifically in the field of higher education.
4. Ability to use market research and approach marketing and communication challenges creatively in a high energy, complex university environment.
5. Must be sensitive to multicultural issues and support the creation of a diverse environment.
6. Excellent leadership, planning, organizational and management skills. Proven ability to perform as a team player.
7. Self-motivated and project-oriented with strong commitment to customer service.
8. 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.
9. Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and policies with respect to integrated marketing efforts.


Commensurate with experience


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Plese
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The employment application NOT the resume/cover letter, will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

Required documents include a cover letter, resume, a reference list of at least three professional references including name/title/contact information (phone number and email). You must attach the required documents at the time of application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP and First Aid basic certification and American Red Cross CPR/AED/BBP/First Aid Instructor certification at time of application or must be able to obtain certifications within first year of employment. If applicable, please upload certifications under optional documents.

Copies of transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted by deadline date in order to receive full consideration for this position. Transcripts may be submitted on-line in "Optional Documents" or to the address/fax listed below.

Other documentation such as DD214 paperwork (if applicable) must be faxed or mailed to Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Plese
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.