Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications OR Director of Athletic Communications
Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 07-01-2019
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001612
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Vassar College is a smoke free campus.
Position Summary and Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Physical Education, the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications or Director of Athletic Communications will coordinate the strategic dissemination of information about the College's 23 varsity sports and four varsity club teams to its many constituents. It is the Assistant Director/Director's role to ensure that the messages that emanate from the department reflect the mission of the institution and department, follow the institutional graphic template, communicate in the institutional voice and tone, and represent the full breadth of the student-athlete experience at Vassar College. Title will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible twelve-month position.
Provide timely updates to supporters through the dissemination of news releases, alumni and booster newsletters and other publications;
Website development, implementation and maintenance;
Assist, develop and implement athletics communications and marketing plan, including a social media plan;
Collaborate with College Communications and Development Communications staff to create marketing, human interest, and fundraising materials;
Develop and coordinate media and sports information coverage for all home intercollegiate athletic events to include video streaming, live stats, and PA announcers;
Maintain a comprehensive system for filing records and statistics for all sports reporting to NCAA, Liberty League, and other applicable sport conferences;
Prepare staff and student awards nominations;
Coordinate annual athletics awards banquet;
Hire, train, and supervise a full-time Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, student interns and student workers to assist with office functions;
Assist in the development and implementation of an athletics communications and marketing plan;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League.
Qualifications Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree in a related field preferred;
Experience working in an athletics communications/sports information program as a professional at the collegiate level required. Three to five years of athletics communications/sports information program as a professional at the collegiate level preferred;
Experience with sport-specific software programs, such as StatCrew, and content management programs;
Experience with website design and management, preferably with SIDEARM-designed websites;
Experience and demonstrated proficiency with computers and desktop publishing programs on Macintosh and/or PC platforms required. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro and experience with digital photography, videography, graphic design, video design and applying creative content to social media platforms preferred;
Must have ability to work on deadlines and handle several responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision;
Working knowledge of emerging social media platforms;
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills;
A valid and unrestricted driver's license required.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants Qualified applicants are asked to submit a résumé, cover letter and three references (with phone numbers and email addresses). No applications by email will be accepted. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by April 29th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. For additional information please visit Vassar at www.vassar.edu.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.