Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2023. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Posted Job Title Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy Job Profile Title Associate Director C, Arts and Media, Communications and Marketing Job Description Summary The Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy in the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics will execute a comprehensive marketing plan for DRIA with a focus on ticketed sports. This marketing plan should include a comprehensive digital marketing, digital strategy, and social media calendar with an emphasis on enhancing the Penn Brand and its exposure regionally, nationally and internationally. Job Description Job Responsibilities Serve as the primary marketing contact for all Varsity programs, Penn Relays and Penn Recreation, including direct oversight of at least one ticketed sport.

Oversee all marketing and promotional efforts, while directly managing promotional calendar for at least one ticketed sport. Designs marketing plans using digital and traditional methods to increase sales. Collaborates with ticket office, creative services, video production and communication to increase ticket sales and student attendance. Synchronize key production areas and fan engagement tools on game days to ensure execution of established marketing/promotional plans, including, but not limited to, promotions, giveaways, crowd engagement, video, and game production, etc., for all assigned home games.

An emphasis will be placed on providing memorable experiences for fans/community and creating a home court/field advantage for student-athletes through in-game entertainment. Develop and maintain robust and impactful marketing internship program. Serve as the primary liaison with the Penn cheer squash, Penn band and mascot, including budget oversight. Oversee all facets of the department’s digital and social media efforts as it relates to graphic design, photography, and videography to tell the story of Penn Athletics while meeting brand standards.

Develop and implement a comprehensive digital and social media strategy with a key focus on elevating fan engagement, growing our social media communities and enhancing the Penn Athletics brand. This includes sole ownership over the management of Penn Athletics accounts of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Manage and implement Penn Athletics email marketing campaigns, collaborating with content providers and partners to ensure campaigns align with priorities and best practices. Create templates and engage in A/B testing for fine tuning and improvement.

Serve as webmaster for Penn Athletics, to include websites for Penn Athletics, Penn Relays, Recreation, Racquet Centers, etc. This includes both websites (supported by SideArm) and updated mobile platforms. Perform additional duties as assigned Qualifications Bachelor of Arts and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s preferably in marketing.

Prior sports information experience preferred. Computer knowledge with desktop publishing and in-game statistics mandatory; Knowledge of NCAA/Ivy League policies and procedures. Application Requirement: A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Job Location – City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics Pay Range $51,824.00 – $71,000.00 Annual Rate Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts : Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Tuition : Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn.

Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions. Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be. Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements.

Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting. Wellness and Work-life Resources : Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance. Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

Discounts and Special Services : From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks. Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments.

These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures. Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements. Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household. To learn more, please visit: To apply, visit–Marketing-and-Digital-Strategy_JR00091053 Copyright 2024 Inc.

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