Since a few of you have asked about my job search and I alluded to a potential opportunity in a post last weekend, I decided I had better let you know what is going on. On Tuesday, yes, April Fools Day (though this is no joke), I started a new position as the director of communications with the national office of Delta Delta Delta sorority located in Arlington, Texas. It seems odd for a guy with more than 13 years experience in college athletics and professional sports to find work for a sorority, but I am excited about this opportunity.
It is funny sometimes how opportunities come about. I saw the job posted on CareerBuiler and didn't really give it any serious thought at first. When my wife asked me if I had seen the posting, I told her I had but never thought in a million years they would hire someone like me for that job. She convinced me to apply and before I knew it I had interviewed and accepted their offer. I was extremely impressed with the entire organization and my university background makes me a good fit. Plus, the work week is just 35 hours and the pay is good. That will all be quite a change for me, but I'm looking forward to it. Of 43 employees at the executive office, I am one of only four men. I wonder if my wife is still happy she encouraged me to apply.
I will supervise a communications team to manage Tri Delta's brand, to provide marketing and promotional support for the organization and its affiliates, and to create and produce a variety of communications tools over multiple channels, including print, online, video and oral presentations. I will be responsible for producing a quarterly magazine, The Trident, and monthy e-newsletters, alumnae relations newsletters, the Web site, logos, themes, photography, audio/visual presentations, speech scripts, event pograms and other collateral.
It's just a bit ironic I'm working for them now since I never could get a Tri Delta to give me the time of day when I was in college.
I have every intention to continue this blog. I am a life-long fan of Ohio State (BA Journalism, 1994) and will forever be passionate about the Baseball Buckeyes.