Provide strategic communications direction and support for designated Mountain West sports, with an emphasis on leveraging digital/social media and other emerging media platforms to raise the profile of The MW and its member institutions.
Oversee the messaging, timing and production of all publicity materials designed to promote assigned sports, including:
Weekly release packets
Superlatives (annual honors)
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with membership, as well as regional and national media.
Direct the planning and delivery of media operations and services for MW Championships and other events hosted by the Mountain West.
Work with the communications teams at MW member institutions to support their publicity efforts.
Applicants should have at least two years of full-time, professional experience working in strategic communications, media relations, sports information or a related field. Experience working in intercollegiate, professional or Olympic/international sports is preferred. Strong understanding of emerging trends in strategic communications, media relations and digital/social media. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, four-year college or university is required.
About The Mountain West
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 20th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West membership is comprised of 11 all-sport members: the United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Fresno State, University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San José State University, UNLV, Utah State University and University of Wyoming. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i and Colorado College participate in the Mountain West as single-sport members in football and women’s soccer, respectively.