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Athletic Communication Manager Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75020
  • Pay Grade: P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Manager
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


The Assistant Athletic Director/Communications will assist the Associate AD, External Communications in all aspects of the NCAA, conference and institutional procedures. This position oversees all sports media relations associated with the Athletic Department and provides oversight of information about Boise State intercollegiate athletic teams, coaches and players to local, regional and national media.

Level Scope

Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees at the entry or intermediate level. Functions as advisor to unit and administration and sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results. Analyzes and resolves problems through drawing from prior experiences. Interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • NCAA Knowledge – Demonstrated knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations.
  • Management Skills – Experience with oversight and management of personnel.
  • Media Operations – Experience and understanding of media operations and deadlines, with a background in journalism/public relations.
  • Computer Literacy – Basic computer knowledge and competency
  • Website Design Experience – Understanding and experience regarding the internal workings of website design
  • Communication Skills – This position must have excellent communication skills to work as a high level customer service representative for event patrons.
  • Event Management – Administration of large-scale highly visible game management
  • Championship Management – Working knowledge and experience administering a championship level athletic event.
  • Flexibility – Flexibility to handle irregular hours and short notice tasks

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Athletic Communication Manager must:

  • Oversee and manage the publication of information provided to local, regional and national media regarding Boise State Athletics
  • Administer adherence with conference and department initiatives
  • Main contact for media outlets regarding the assigned sports program
  • Oversee process of media requests and interviews for all sports
  • Assist in media coordination efforts for conference and national sporting events hosted by Boise State
  • Write, coordinate and distribute post game releases and statistics as necessary
  • Oversee all Sports Information staff with regards to their designated responsibilities
  • Assign sports as deemed best for the department among staff

35% of Time the Athletic Communication Manager

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletic Communication Manager

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Ability to travel

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.