Assistant Athletic Director, Communications and Event Management
July 14, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
Dean College invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Director, Communications and Event Management. The Assistant Director will assists with the organization, administration, coordination and event management of the Athletic Department, while ensuring effective Sports Information and Social Media management. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Assistant Director of Athletics
• Assist with the organization, administration, and coordination of the athletic programs, including the training and supervision of staff. • Be responsible for, take an active role in, and supervise the overall delivery for the athletic department’s game/event management. • Coordinate Fall Sports Pre-season activities; involves working with Head Coaches, Residence Life, Dining services, and other impacted campus departments. • Coordinate and supervise the roles of the following positions, not inclusive of: (1) Equipment Manager; (2) Intern for Athletic Administration (3) Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and (4)Work Study Students. • Schedule and contract all intercollegiate athletic contests in collaboration with head coaches. • Provide input in the selection of coaches and other department staff personnel. • Assist the Director with the supervision of coaching personnel. • When appropriate, represent the College in matters involving the NCAA, USCAA, and ECFC and NECC. • Assist in the student recruitment process by working closely with the recruiting coordinators and the Admissions Department. • Work closely with the Compliance Officer to assure athletic department policy and eligibility standards meet NCAA regulations. • Represent the Athletic Department on various College-wide Committees. • Other duties as assigned.
Communications and Event Management
• Ensure an effective Sports Information and Social Media Presence at all home games and attend specified away games. • Manage social media outlets. Maintain, create, and distribute via Facebook, twitter, and Instagram, etc. information pertaining to Dean athletics. Produce department highlight and promotional videos to build brand awareness and showcase student athlete excellence via social media. • Prepare news releases for local newspapers, TV and radio stations. • Prepare and design media guides, official game programs or necessary information. • Ensure effective coverage of game responsibilities, including but not limited to; records maintenance, statistics and highlights compiled and transmitted to media/NCAA/others after all games. This includes all pre-season, in-season, and post season materials for all NCAA Division III sports. • After games and for sporting events, provide statistics to coaches of both teams and to the NECC, ECFC office, along with statistics and game highlights to media contacts. • Promote student athletes and coaches for various NCAA, USCAA and other awards available. Compile and submit reporting forms for conference and national statistics leaders. • Ensure that the Dean College athletics website is maintained and updated. • Develop and maintain all Sports Information department procedures, reports, updates and records of activity, as well as photo files in accordance with department procedures; archive historical Athletics information. • Recruit, train and supervise student workers to perform office work and assist in recording statistical and other information at games. Direct student workers as assistants in maintaining records during games and compile statistics after games. • Serve as Game Day event supervisor and coordinate support staff for home athletic events, to include but not limited to: Scorer’s Table - PA announcer, Scoreboard and Shot Clock Operators, Official Scorer, Stat Crew, Halftime MC, Halftime Performers, Spirit Squads, and coordinate pregame, halftime, and postgame needs for game officials and visiting teams. • Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university highly desired. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required. Minimum three years of experience in athletic administration. Working knowledge of the NCAA. In-depth knowledge of web/social media technology, strong writing skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills, including public speaking, and the ability to lead projects.
Special Requirements • Ability to work evening and weekends in preparation for and during athletic events. • Ability to make frequent local and long distance trips. • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information of three references. Dean College is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Dean College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on this link: http://www.dean.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/Campus_Life/Campus-Safety-Annual-Report-online.pdf
Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, MA and 30 minutes from Providence, RI. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees in Business, Liberal Arts and Studies, Arts and Entertainment Management, Dance, Theatre, English, History, Psychology and Sociology. Dean also offers 15 associate degree programs as well as a ro...bust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year. Dean provides students with quality teaching, individualized academic support, and leadership development opportunities that promote a lifetime of learning and achievement.