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Strategic Communications Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Excluded, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time

Strategic Communications Coordinator
Fresno State Athletic Corporation


Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $2,916.67 per month

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

The Fresno State Athletic Corporation provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and sick and vacation time. A summary of benefit information can be found here (under Athletic Corporation header). Athletic Corporation employees are at-will.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Communications, this position will assist in directing all aspects of strategic communications, sports information, and media relations. This position will provide timely, creative, and accurate information to meet the needs of Bulldog fans, build campus and community interest, and tell compelling stories for assigned sports and individual student-athletes and coaches. Will prioritize all efforts related to the creation and implementation of comprehensive creative and digital communications strategies for assigned sports that focuses on optimizing and continually advancing a positive brand image and offers opportunities for fans and media members to engage with assigned sport programs. Will strive to set the standard among peer and aspirant institutions as it relates to the production and distribution of digital content with a primary focus on local, regional, and national exposure of assigned sport programs. There is an expectation to proactively and continually research, plan, and produce compelling storylines for assigned sports and Fresno State Athletics as a whole and to strategically distribute these compelling stories on all applicable platforms.


Key Qualifications

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud
  • Strong knowledge of all social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tik Tok, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of terminology and statistics used in intercollegiate sports
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to:
    • Exercise independent judgment and discretion on a daily basis
    • Identify, produce, and publish creative and compelling digital content
    • Effectively tell stories about individual student-athletes and staff, as well as stories on sport programs
    • Create and adhere to content distribution calendars in order to continually distribute consistent content
    • Cultivate and steward relationships with media contacts
    • Write effectively (AP Style) and produce game notes, previews, game recaps and special features
    • Strictly adhere to NCAA, Mountain West Conference and University rules and regulations
    • Work in a flexible, collaborative manner in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions while under pressure of meeting deadlines; travel with teams as needed
    • Perform job assignments by working extended 8-hour workdays and weekends, which can also include holidays


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field
  • Minimum of one year of experience in collegiate or professional sports communications
  • Sports information experience working as a media contact for assigned sports


Application Instructions

Applications received by May 27, 2024 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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