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Director of Athletics Communications & Broadcasting-Athletics

Apply now Job no: 492618
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Athletics

Grand Valley State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Athletic Communications and Broadcasting.  The position is a full-time appointment and will report to the Associate Director of Athletics for Communications.  Grand Valley State has a 20-sport NCAA DII program that competes at a high level in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years professional experience.
  • Working knowledge of Statcrew programs in various sports.
  • Must have strong written, oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of collegiate athletics.
  • Applicants should have the ability and willingness to work extended nights and weekends and travel with teams as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree is preferred. 


  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of assigned sports, which could include, but are not limited to volleyball, men’s basketball and softball.
  • Layout and design of media guides.
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases, game programs and game notes.
  • Updating
  • Operating computer programs including PhotoShop, QuarkXpress, StatCrew and Final Cut software and all facets of digital media.
  • Coordinate the Grand Valley Sports Network (radio, internet, tv) operation which includes radio/tv formats, programming, marketing of the broadcasts.
  • Be a liaison with university communications production, broadcasting rights holders, ESPN 3 and media partners with the Grand Valley Sports Network.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.  This is a full-time, year around position.

Department/Division:  Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Finance & Administration Division

Application Deadline:  The position will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

How To Apply:   Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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