Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.
Xavier University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director for Basketball Creative Video. The Xavier University Department of Athletics sponsors 19 sports programs with more than 330 student-athletes, and is a member of the Big East Conference. This position will report to the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement and is responsible for leading video content ideation and creation for Men’s & Women’s Basketball. The Assistant Director for Basketball Creative Video will be asked to develop creative workflows, manage a queue of requested work, conceptualize individual work, as well as act as a leader and mentor to creative media interns or graduate assistants to help them further develop their skills.
This position will:
Work collaboratively with the Communications, Marketing, coaching staffs, and outside vendors on video needs for respective sports.
Attend various sporting and athletic events to shoot video for production of content for public consumption.
Create compelling short- and long-form content for men’s basketball platforms. Includes shooting practice, all home and road games as well as some off-campus activities.
Create compelling videos that tell Xavier stories that strengthen Xavier’s brand loyalty, while enhancing the overall fan experience and engagement.
Manage content and plan specific, timely posts. Create a weekly/monthly editorial video calendar based on the content goals, including athletic contests and special events (XSPYs, Hall of Fame, All For One Fund functions, etc.)
Recruit, train and supervise graduate assistant and student workers to support the video and multimedia content goals for Xavier Athletics and all sports.
Manage studio equipment, scheduling, and appearances.
Manage the historical video archives for Xavier Athletics for all 19 intercollegiate sports in in partnership with Athletics’ Technical Services.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in digital media, film, communications or related field is required with 2 years of video-related experience in intercollegiate athletics or professional sports is preferred.
To be successful, the incumbent must:
Effectively build partnerships, lead, mentor and influence others.
Be a self-starter and demonstrate excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.
Build strong relationships in a professional and positive manner across the University and externally.
Have the ability to multi-task and coordinate solutions for complex needs while maintaining attention to detail, remain efficient under pressure, and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Have demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including but not limited to Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Lightroom and Photoshop.
Have extensive knowledge of a full range of production techniques including graphics, photography, lighting, shooting, video equipment and operation, editing and post-production work.
Have comprehensive experience and capability to produce creative and captivating video content for various social and digital platforms.
Successfully train, manage and supervise personnel including intern or student staff to accomplish goals.
This role will require a flexible schedule and must be able to work nights and weekends.
The employee must have a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements for insurability under Xavier University’s policy.
To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by November 20, 2022. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
In light of the strong commitment to diversity, Xavier seeks a broad spectrum of candidates for this position that includes women and minorities. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.
Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.
Experience / Skills
A Bachelor’s degree in digital media, film, communications or related field is required with 2 years of video-related experience in intercollegiate athletics or professional sports is preferred.
About Xavier University
Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually ranked among the nation’s best universities. Our three colleges offer 90+ undergraduate majors, 60+ minors and 40+ graduate programs to approximately 6,500 total students, including 4,500 undergraduates.