Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001462
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League. Vassar College 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.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesVassar College invites applications for the position of Director of Athletic Communications. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible twelve-month position. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.
Job Summary The successful candidate 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 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.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Providing timely updates to supporters through the dissemination of news releases, alumni and booster newsletters and other publications
Website development, implementation and maintenance
Development and implementation of a social media plan
Collaboration 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
Maintaining a comprehensive system for filing records and statistics for all sports
Reporting to NCAA, Liberty League, and other applicable sport conferences
Preparing staff and student awards nominations
Coordinating annual athletics awards banquet
Hiring, training, and supervising a full-time Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
Hiring, training, and supervising student interns and student workers to assist with office functions
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Physical Education
Qualifications Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree is required. Experience working in an athletics communications/sports information program as a professional at the collegiate level. Experience with sport-specific software programs, such as StatCrew, and content management programs. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with computers and desktop publishing programs on Macintosh and/or PC platforms. Must have ability to work on deadlines and handle several responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision. A valid and unrestricted driver's license is also required. Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in a related field. Minimum of 3-5 years an athletics communications/sports information program as a professional at the collegiate level. Experience with website design and management, preferably with SIDEARM-designed websites. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Experience with digital photography, videography, graphic design, video design and applying creative content to social media platforms. Working knowledge of emerging social media platforms. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will also assist in the development and implementation of an athletics communications and marketing plan.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you are required to attach a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a rsum, and contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, for three references. All attachments must be in Word or PDF format. Applications through e-mail will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by August 1st, 2018. 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.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.