Athletics and Recreation Social Media Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation

The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation is currently a member of the NCAA (Division I) as well as The Summit League, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, BIG EAST Conference, Big 12 Conference and Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. 

Position Summary:  

The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation is now accepting applications for the position of social media specialist. This position will assist Denver’s full-time staff in planning, producing and tracking content for Denver’s athletics and recreation social media accounts.  

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist in the creation of monthly social media calendars for Denver’s revenue-generating Division I athletic programs.
  • Gather and produce content for social media at practices and during Denver’s home games from Denver’s revenue-generating Division I athletic programs. 
  • Track social media performance across all athletics and recreation accounts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Experience with a variety of social media platforms, including but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Organized and deadline driven. 
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.  
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop and Premiere.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of social media industry standards and best practices.

Required Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree or pursuing one in a related field.
  • One year experience managing social media channels, preferably for a college athletics program.

Hourly Range

The hourly rate for this position is $16.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio of previously completed work.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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