The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), an NCAA single-sport Division I men’s ice hockey conference that has eight members, is accepting applications for a Director of Strategic Communications and Brand Advancement. The full-time Director of Strategic Communications and Brand Advancement will develop and execute a strategic communications plan for the CCHA. The position has the potential to work remotely.

 

Required

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about hockey

  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently with deadline driven projects

  • Extensive graphic design and video editing experience - Work samples required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience managing numerous social media accounts and platforms

  • Demonstrated experience using data and analytics to grow and engage fan bases through digital media

  • Experience developing and managing a website

  • Ability to build relationships with local, regional, and national media outlets

  • Ability to build relationships with member coaches, administrators, and SIDs

  • Ability to work non traditional hours, including weekends

  • Ability to attend games at various CCHA arenas

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience in NCAA college hockey

  • Experience with sponsorship fulfillment

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafting and posting press releases

  • Develop a strategic social plan for the various CCHA accounts

  • Build CCHA.com and update on a daily basis

  • Organize and plan an annual CCHA Media Day

  • Communicate and partner with media, member coaches, administrators, and SIDs

  • Manage the CCHA relationship with FloHockey.tv

  • Coordinate and execute Players of the Week awards

  • Coordinate and execute the selection process for All-CCHA accolades

  • Create and promote inventory of league history (statistics, awards, digital content, etc.)

  • Provide support at CCHA and NCAA Playoff games by attending various games

  • Present annual communications updates during select coaches’ and committee meetings and league communications directors

  • Work with NCAA staff on CCHA initiatives

  • Other duties as assigned by the CCHA Commissioner

 

To Apply

Applications are being accepted until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. Email a cover letter, resume, and writing, graphic and video samples to lucia@ccha.com.

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