Director of Communications – US Olympic Committee

By iSportconnect | August 17, 2016

Location: Colorado, pill US

Closing Date: 28th August 2016

Overview

The Director of Communications provides leadership support and strategic decision making on key public relations programs, adiposity events and issues. In addition to designing and coordinating U.S. Paralympics’ public information activities, the Director is the first point of contact for media relations, leads publication/video projects and manages a team of press officers for Paralympic Games and all other major events.

  1. Develop and implement U.S. Paralympics national public relations and media strategy to positively position Paralympic programs and athletes externally and integrate Paralympic programs with USOC divisions and external partners.

  2. Provide public relations advice and counsel on both routine and sensitive media and business issues. Initiate, respond to and implement special public relations projects as necessary.
  3. Create and implement Paralympic Games public relations and broadcast strategy, including media/press relations staffing plan, in collaboration with USOC media.
  4. Develop, create and implement Paralympic PR activation and PR opportunities to support athlete identification and recruitment initiatives, including the USOC Paralympic Veterans Program and partner organizations.
  5. Correspond with and coordinate public relations services to U.S. Paralympics constituencies such as athletes, the news media, colleges/universities, the general public and state and government organizations.
  6. Provide consultation and guidance to Paralympic National Governing Bodies, both internal and external, and high performance management organizations (as needed).
  7. Represent the organization and make formal presentations on Paralympic topics to various Olympic Family constituents as needed.
  8. Cultivate relationships with the International Paralympic Committee and support IPC-driven programs and initiatives as needed

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor degree in Journalism, English, Organizational Communications or related field

Experience requirements:

Minimum of 8 years of full-time, professional media/public relations experience working for a university, professional sports franchise or national sports organization

Skills:

  • Excellent writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong understanding of the Olympic ideals and the worldwide Olympic movement.

  • Proven leadership skills and effective supervisory skills

  • How to Apply

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