Responsible for the promotion of Alma College’s intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletics programs. This includes the accurate and timely handling of sports statistics, the day-to-day management of the Athletics Website and social media accounts, the coordination of media coverage of Alma Athletics, the production of game programs and media guides, and serves as the liaison between Athletics and Communication and Marketing. Alma College competes at the NCAA Division III level as a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Alma offers 26 varsity-level sports – 12 for women and 12 for men, plus competitive cheer and dance
Coordinate statistics for all home athletic events; report stats and game results to the MIAA and NCAA. Oversee, maintain and archive all Athletics records. Oversee media relations for Athletics, which includes writing and distributing news releases, player profiles and hometown stories; developing sports media relationships; handling media requests; coordinating press box operations. Oversee production of game-day programs for home events. Write copy as needed for athletic recruitment brochures, game programs and other College publications. Manage the Athletics Website presence. Create, edit, update and post content on GoAlmaScots.com. This includes game stories, statistics, images, rosters, coaches’ biographies and game schedules. Coordinate the production of live stats and live video streaming of home events on the Website, and the development of Athletics promotion videos. Manage Athletics social media accounts in accordance with NCAA rules. Promote student-athletes for post-season awards and honors. Plan and publicize special athletics promotions and events. Prepare pre-event Athletics Hall of Fame materials. Coordinate Athletics advertising and sponsorship initiatives. Assist with game management and other duties as assigned. Work collaboratively with Communication and Marketing staff as necessary regarding photography coverage, branding resources, marketing initiatives and production of publications. Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field. Strong writing, organization and people skills. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Ability to work collaboratively with office colleagues, faculty, students, staff across disciplines. A valid driver’s license and good driving record Ability to fulfil essential functions of the position Preferred Qualifications
Sports information, Web content management, live stats and video experience. Knowledge of sports statistics software Knowledge of publications development.
Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alma College employment application can be found at https://www.alma.edu/live/files/3956-employment-application-05012020.
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
Strong writing, organization and people skills.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Ability to work collaboratively with office colleagues, faculty, students, staff across disciplines.
A valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to fulfil essential functions of the position
Sports information, Web content management, live stats and video experience.
Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.
Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.
Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Alma College is an Equal Oppor...tunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Our Academic Mission
Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.
Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.
More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.
Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.
College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.
Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 27 varsity sports.
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