Mary Baldwin University is currently seeking a full-time Sports Information Director as the newest addition to our team. The athletic department is an NCAA Division III and USA South Athletic Conference member located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The department is in the process of adding men’s sports over a three-year period and requires a seasoned administrator with a particular set of media, writing, and technological skills.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: video streaming of all athletics contests, social media management across all platforms, video editing, multiple written publications per week including feature stories, live stat input supervision and packed file submission, photo editing, liaising with local/national media, website management (Presto) of all rosters/schedules/bios/other content, management of NCAA forms via Front Rush, managing student staff for all home games, and other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
To be considered for the position, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (communications, journalism, sport management or similar) and significant experience in an NCAA athletic department.
Nondiscrimination Policy: Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices.
To apply for this position, please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume and three professional references, saved in the following format: LastNameFirstNameMBUSID. For full consideration, please submit your application by 5pm on January 20th, 2019.
Previous experience in an NCAA athletic department.
Bachelor’s degree in sport management, journalism, communications or related field (master’s preferred.)
Expert knowledge of video/photo editing software, as well as video streaming, including Photoshop and other Adobe software.
Must be able to meet strict deadlines under limited supervision.
Social media expertise, across all platforms.
Proficient in StatCrew and PrestoSports software, including live stats.
Familiarity with Front Rush.
Must be able to work collaboratively with athletic staff, coaches and the university department of external affairs.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and transport required equipment
Valid driver’s license is required
Excellent communication, organizational and time-management skills
Must be computer savvy and familiar with various sports management software
Must understand relevant NCAA compliance and federal privacy laws for students
The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal background and DMV check.
To apply for this position, please submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume and three professional references, saved in the following format: LastNameFirstNameMBUSID.
For full consideration, please submit your application by 5pm on January 20th, 2019.
About Mary Baldwin University
Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a vibrant student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; online; and through regional advising centers throughout Virginia. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America. It is a pivotal and exciting time in the distinguished 176-year history of Mary Baldwin University. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842. Mary Baldwin’s history began with founder Rufus Bailey and what was then a revolutionary idea: that women, like men, should be well educated. A generation later, namesake Mary Julia Baldwin took the reins during the Civil War; afterward her cutting-edge innovations made the i...nstitution thrive. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 in honor of Miss Baldwin, and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923. In 2016, the institution became Mary Baldwin University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, and in 2017 the university welcomed its first residential men students to campus. Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, the university has repeatedly introduced new methods and programs at the forward edge of educational trends and societal needs. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership. Mary Baldwin continues to educate both women and men and is one of the most diverse private universities in the country. Staunton is conveniently located in the beautiful historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Known for its historic architecture and charming downtown, it is home to a vibrant arts and music scene and offers a range of excellent dining, wine bars, and micro-breweries. With five National Historic Districts, Staunton is easily explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Founded in 1747, the city is the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, and the city manager form of government. At the crossroads of Virginia, Staunton is a transportation hub with advanced rail, highway, and air access. The city lies at the heart of Virginia’s Education and Technology Corridor with nine colleges and universities regionally and a “Blue Ribbon” local school system. Staunton is within Augusta County which hosts corporate residents including Best Buy, Specialty Blades, Bruin, U.S.A., McKee Foods, Hershey Chocolate, and a host of other fine companies. Opportunities to explore the arts and culture abound in Staunton. Located on the edge of campus are the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only replica of Shakespeare’s indoor theater, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The Heifetz International Music Institute makes its home at Mary Baldwin University each summer; along with the Staunton Music Festival, music lovers can fill the summer months with performances of superior quality. The community supports a thriving farmers’ market and excellent restaurants. The Shenandoah Valley with the adjacent Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains offer scenic beauty and abundant opportunity for outdoor activities. The region features Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the George Washington National Forest, includes over 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and offers numerous other hiking and biking trails, spectacular caverns, trout fishing in mountain streams, golf, kayaking, and skiing. Vineyards and wineries abound in the region along with a growing range of other agribusinesses.