Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for staff members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone's voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.
The Sports Information Director assists in the operation of an athletic department which sponsors 26 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Primary duties center on managing the day-to-day operations of an NCAA Division III sports information office and all media relations functions. The director will be responsible for all aspects of traditional game day sports information operations, which include marketing materials, producing pre and post-game notes/interviews, arranging for action photography, logging game statistics and reporting results to the Presidents' Athletic Conference, NCAA, and various media outlets. The director will be a member of the Communications and Marketing Team, helping to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance the college's mission and enhance its reputation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and update an annual plan to promote 26 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs.
Responsible for maintenance of the athletics web site, GoPresidents.com, with timely, accurate and creative content.
Distribute press releases and news to local, regional and national media as well as subscribers of the W&J athletics e-mail listserve.
Coordinate the statistics crew and compiles event statistics during the event.
Hire and supervise sports information intern to help with the promotion of W&J student-athletes and coaches; Provide a hands-on learning experience for the intern within a NCAA Division III athletic organization.
Hire and supervise student and part-time workers as needed; train a team of students to fulfill content marketing goals and gameday administration.
Work as Office of Communications and Marketing team member on promotional efforts, alumni magazine stories, and on-campus committee assignments.
Maintain athletic department's live video streaming and live stat operations.
Responsible for supervising, writing, editing and designing of all athletic publications (media guides, game programs).
Coordinate interviews with coaches and players as requested by the media; Coordinate and conduct press conferences.
Maintain current and accurate statistical files and historical archives for each varsity sport.
Creating and editing video highlights and promotional packages.
Serve on W&J Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
Manages and produces content for official athletic department social media accounts.
Number of employees that will be supervised: 1
Application Instructions Apply for this job at https://washjeff.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please submit cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Experience: 1-3 years of minimum experience in a NCAA sports information office. 3-5 years of work in a related field preferred. Candidates must also be organized and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of NCAA Division III and Presidents' Athletic Conference rules and regulations.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Desktop publishing skills as related to the production of publications required. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign CC, Photoshop Illustrator), and Stat Crew necessary. Strong overall communication skills, including excellent writing and editorial abilities.
Internal Number: 935897
About Washington & Jefferson College
Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.