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Assistant Director Development Communications and Digital Media

Company name
The University of Arizona

$40,000- $45,000 Annually

Tucson, AZ, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Marketing, Media, Education

Posted on
Feb 06,2019

Valid Through
May 22,2019


Assistant Director, Development Communications and Digital Media


Administration and Athletics (1402)


Main Campus

Position Summary

Assist with Wildcat Club strategic communications, brand management and events for the University of Arizona Athletics Department. The goal of this position is to help tell the Arizona Athletics philanthropic impact story to donors, season ticket holders, fans and alumni and increase engagement across multiple platforms.

The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 21-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pacific-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the websites at:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/



tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here

Duties & Responsibilities

Work with the Director of Annual Giving to conceptualize and create a strategic communications plan annually for the Wildcat Club, to include overall brand concept, annual “theme” and brand assets.

Oversee the introduction of Wildcat Club specific social media platforms in collaboration with the Athletics Marketing & Strategic Communications teams. Manage social media budget to leverage paid advertising opportunities for further engagement. In addition to the Wildcat Club social media platforms, assist with the A-Club/Letterwinners social media as well (

Responsible for writing all communication pieces, including but not limited to: Bear Down Buzz: monthly donor newsletter

Annual Giving Solicitations: email and direct mail solicitations for the Wildcat Scholarship Fund and sport-specific funds

Social Media: long-form and social content

Design and create collateral pieces for the Wildcat Club which will include: proposals, annual report, capital campaign brochures, informational assets, stewardship pieces, social & digital graphics, hospitality credentials, etc. This position will also manage the relationship with our retained external graphic vendor & the internal Athletics Graphic Design team for additional projects.

Oversee the integration of Google Analytics and Salesforce/Paciolan


analytics with the Wildcat Club website & social media.

Manage and update the Wildcat Club and A-Club websites ( and, keeping content current and relevant. Position will also manage the relationship with our retained external web vendor. This position will also work with the University of Arizona foundation on the creation of crowdfunding/campaign microsites as well as updates to the Foundation’s athletics-specific pages.

Work with the internal Arizona Athletics video team to create unique multimedia content for digital and social media. Some video editing and film work may be required. Provide photography assistance at events, donor trips, campaign projects, etc.

Act as the Wildcat Club liaison to the Hall of Champions team on donor events, including but not limited to: pre-game receptions & tailgates, Diamond & Platinum Dinner, Bear Down Bite, regional events, etc. This position will also assist with game day hospitality, to include suites at Football and the Courtside Lounge at Men’s Basketball.

Oversight of Legacy Lane orders and installation with the assistance of one (1) intern.

Responsible for managing one graphic and digital design intern(s).

Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

• One year of experience working in an athletics department, preferably at an



• Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary

• Skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships

• Ability to problem solve and make decisions

• Effective written and verbal communication skills

• Skill in English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Skill in the use of personal computer/software (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)

• Social media proficiency (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Analytics)

• Basic to moderate graphic design skills (Adobe Suite)

• Skill in still photography & video

Preferred Qualifications

• Three years of experience in digital media, strategic communications, marketing or a comparable field

• Experience in video producing and editing

• Experience working with development databases and/or


preferred (Raiser’s Edge, Paciolan, Salesforce)



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

40 nights and weekends

Job Category

Administrative and Professional

Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay

$40,000- $45,000 Annually

Type of criminal background check required:

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA Employees


Contact Information for Candidates

Tatiana Motevalli-Oliner

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Review Begins On


Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Company info

The University of Arizona
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Company Profile
The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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