Athletics Communications & Marketing Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I), 10/12 Pay Plan *Updated

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications
Position Description

Application Process

This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Information and Communication, with additional lead work direction from the Athletics senior staff, the Athletics Communications and Marketing Specialist supports a broad range of projects involving media relations, in-game event management, maintaining historical records and NCAA-mandated statistics for intercollegiate teams.

Key Qualifications

This position requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree and up to two years of related athletics experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are required. Advanced proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of Google Suite and PeopleSoft preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $3,183 monthly. This is a full-time, non-exempt probationary position scheduled to work 10 months each year. The compensation for the 10 months of work will be paid out over 12 months with the two months observed (June and July).

In accordance with the California State University 10/12 pay plan, the salary earned for months worked will ultimately be pro-rated to a 10/12 salary schedule and paid over 12 months in equal increments, with benefits covered for the entire 12 months.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

For eligible employees, CSUEU collective bargaining agreement Article 17.10 will be honored.

Supplemental Information

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community. 

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to Human Resources (hr@sonoma.edu). The ADA Coordinator is also available (hrleaves@sonoma.edu) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

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