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Marketing Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Marketing/Communications, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletics Director of Marketing & New Media, the Marketing Specialist will manage the marketing efforts for SDSU women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s basketball, including but not limited to marketing and advertising plans, promotional schedules, budget management, script writing, and game production including the use of video boards. The position will also manage all email marketing, including but not limited to targeted sales emails, communication to ticket holders, students, and Aztec Club members, and presale emails. Incumbent will assist with football and men’s basketball promotions, including running promotions on game days. The position will act as the Marketing liaison to the Business Office, preparing and coordinating all necessary paperwork, including but not limited to purchase orders and trade agreements.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position with an anticipated end date of 6/30/24 with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. 

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 500 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.

For more information regarding the Athletics department, click here.

Education and Experience

Entry to the first level within this classification requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and ability to design and implement marketing plans for sports and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously;
  • Proficiency in basic office support software (Microsoft Office Suite);
  • At least two years of full-time experience in a collegiate athletics marketing environment is preferred;
  • Experience with Ticketmaster, including and TM1 and TM Engagement;
  • Experience creating and negotiating contracts;
  • Familiarity with San Diego State University system, and regional, national, and San Diego sports markets. Ability to understand the importance of initiating cooperation with promotional marketing within context of SDSU Athletics’ marketing;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to:
    • Effectively supervise students and/or part-time staff;
    • Utilize Photoshop or InDesign;
    • Utilize social/new media.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Valid California driver’s license within 10 days of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,761 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,761 - $6,803 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 10, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by October 9, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Beau Barron at



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