ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT MEDIA

University of Alabama at Birmingham  |  Birmingham, AL

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT MEDIA

Job Type: Communications
Location: Birmingham, AL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 26315
Application Deadline: 07/19/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,486 - $66,788
Additional Compensation:
Compensation commensurate to experience; negotiable.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,486 - $66,788
Additional Compensation:
Compensation commensurate to experience; negotiable.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

This position is under general supervision, the Assistant Director for Student Media will provide direct leadership and administration to Student Media including the Kaleidoscope student news outlet, Aura literary arts magazine, BlazeRadio online radio station and UABtv. This includes training, onboarding, and policy implementation for student employees in order to ensure a high level of efficiency, and offer professional development for students. The Assistant Director for Student Media Education will design and coordinate training curriculum on multimedia storytelling. The assistant director is responsible for educating students on the rules and best practices of mass media and new media. They act as a liaison with printing and IT vendors.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


• Program Administration


o Design and implement a comprehensive multimedia training curriculum for student volunteers across print, broadcast and digital media.
o Monitor trends in media and remain current with best practices in regard to both convergent media and social media.
o Manage all equipment inventory and ensure compliance with departmental and University equipment use policies.
o Develop and maintain positive relationships with local media outlets as well as service providers to the department.
o Assist Director in visioning and strategic planning for the department.
 

• Advisement and Supervision


o Provide direct, high-quality advising support to BlazeRadio and UABtv.
o Provide advising support on digital production to The Kaleidoscope and Aura Literary Arts Review as needed.
o Recruit, hire and supervise Student Production Manager and Distribution Manager.
o Evaluate development in career-ready competencies for all advisees and direct reports.
o Monitor and report on organization progress to the Director.
 

• Assessment and Evaluation


o Assist in developing student learning outcomes and oversee ongoing, comprehensive assessment of Student Media and all related programming, education and activities.
o Assist in collecting, analyzing, and reporting information to be used for university-level reports or briefings; assist in preparing and editing various annual and periodic reports and proposals as well as relevant sections of various institutional, division and department publications.
o Provide relative data in reference to Student Life on campus that can be used for assessment and decision making.
 

• Other


o Serve on Division, University and Community committees as assigned.
o Perform other duties as assigned.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE:
 

• Student development and learning focused practice.
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator), MegaSeg, Audacity or similar programs.
• Strong project management and implementation skills.
• Effective written and verbal communication.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Communications or a related field and three (3) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

The successful candidate must also have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have at least three (3) years of technical or student development experience. Scholastic media experience preferred.

Application Information

Interested candidates should apply directly to The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the UAB job board will be considered for the position. Thank you for your interest in The University of Alabama at Birmingham!

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