St. Lawrence University invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Director of Communications & Marketing position.
Serve as the primary media contact for athletics, including proactively nurturing relationships with media as well as responding to media inquiries in a timely manner.
Direct the daily operations and media activities for varsity sports.
Supervise and delegate workload responsibilities to two assistant FTE’s.
Plan, develop, execute, and assess the Sheldon Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony
Serve as the master of ceremonies for various athletic functions throughout the year (Hall of Fame, senior student-athlete banquet, student-athlete faculty/staff luncheon, etc.)
Advise coaches and staff on communications with the media, including prep for interviews.
Write press releases and profiles of student-athletes, coaches, and teams.
Coordinate media operations for hosted tournaments
Oversee all publication timelines, production (including design execution according to university brand guidelines), and printing.
Attend and cover home games for assigned sports including managing statistical records.
Post-game recaps and notes in accordance with University Communications style.
Oversee live streaming, social media, and webcast coverage.
Produce and/or edit appropriate audio and video content using programs such as Adobe Premiere, Movabi, etc.
Coordinate individual player, team, staff and social media photo shoots; collaborates with Director of Visual and Creative Strategy to schedule game-day and hockey individual photos.
Coordinate athletics marketing and assist associate director of athletics with athletics sponsorships.
Create agenda items for monthly University Communications/Athletics meetings
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Bob Durocher, Senior Associate Vice President for Athletics at email@example.com.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Journalism, Sports Marketing, or related field • Minimum of five years’ experience in Sports Information, experience in higher education setting preferred. • Ability to supervise, delegate and effectively provide direction to sports information staff. • Ability to effectively communicate with local, regional, and national media. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Attention to detail including the ability to detect grammatical and spelling errors. • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. • Aptitude for collaborating with others, establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, coaches, and campus colleagues. • Passion for college sports • Familiarity with NCAA and conference regulations (Liberty League, ECAC) • Proficient use of all technology related to the sports information industry. • Proficiency in NCAA Live Stats, Stat Crew software, Adobe Creative Suite products including, but not limited to, In Design and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Power Point and social media. • Ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis based on game schedules and travel as required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive salary and benefits package
About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a competitive NCAA
Division III liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.