Commensurate with experience and comes with excellent benefits
Internal Number: 499493
This position plays a critical role in developing, evaluating, and implementing the overall strategic plan of the Department of Athletics, and contributes to the management and financial stability of the program by emphasizing extensive and robust community engagement programs, revenue generating opportunities, and other external functions.
Responsibilities include marketing and promotions, branding strategies, social media and other communications, Viking Athletic Club, special events, ticket sales/strategies, athletic event advertising, community engagement and oversight of the WWU Athletics Internship program and WWU Cheer Program.
The position will play an integral role and is responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of comprehensive marketing and promotion plans for the Western Athletic Department in order to market, promote, brand and enhance all facets of the athletic department while fostering innovative and collaborative efforts to engage the students, staff, alumni, supporters and prospective fans of WWU. The successful candidate will develop strategies to grow the WWU Viking brand, amplify community engagement events, and broaden outreach to all constituents (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community) in support of athletics. The position is also responsible for the supervision of the WWU Cheer Advisor and WWU Cheer Team, and, 20-25 student interns. This role will work closely with the Western Washington University Foundation and Alumni Association regarding athletic fundraising opportunities, donor relations, and stewardship.
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The NCAA Division II WWU Vikings participate in 15 varsity sports, six for men and nine for women. Western Athletics supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourages applications from diverse candidates interested in this position.