Compensation consists of a tuition waiver, a stipend for a full-time Graduate Assistant (GA) and a meal plan
This position begins in January 2020. (Typically a full-time GA is required to work 20 hours per week from mid-August to mid-May)
Accepted into a Master’s Degree Program at Hood College required
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications/Sports Information Director (SID) and in close coordination with the Director of Athletics, the graduate assistant for sports information is involved in all aspects of gathering and disseminating sports information. The graduate assistant for sports information maintains regular contact with Hood College’s 22 NCAA Division III teams and coaches to provide information to the media, the campus and the public, and assists with the athletics website, video streaming and editing, social media and game day operations. Responsibilities include developing favorable media attention and image for the various sports teams, coaches and the athletic department utilizing a variety of communications media and other appropriate outlets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes assisting with the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Sports Information (100%)
Maintain statistical and historical records of athletic events and athletes;
Assist as Hood College’s official statistician;
Assist compilation and reporting of statistics on teams, individuals and coaches;
Assist communication with conference office and NCAA for timely reporting of team rosters, schedules, statistics, etc.;
Comply and maintain student-athlete and coach biographical information;
Aid with the video streaming of home athletic events;
Help administrate the official athletic department social media accounts;
Assist in coordinating athletic photography;
Assist with media relations for all men’s and women’s athletic teams, student-athletes and coaches;
Research, write and edit news releases, features and copy about student-athletes, coaches and sports teams;
Produce athletic publications, including home game programs, schedules, etc.;
Designs, provides content for and provides regular updates to www.hoodathletics.com;
Provides input for selection of Athlete of the Week and oversees accompanying feature story;
Assist in the scheduling and promotion of the college mascot.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Sport Management, Journalism, English, Communications or Public Relations. Experience in athletic media relations and/or video editing a plus. Accepted into a Master’s Degree program at Hood College required.
Proficient in office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet; desktop publishing, Adobe Creative Suite, PrestoSports and/or Sidearm content management system, video editing, and working knowledge of StatCrew, PrestoStats and/or Genius. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.
Proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.
Basic analytical skills and ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application that requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.
Internal Number: GRADU01649
About Hood College
Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college, which offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates. Home to approximately 1,200 undergraduate students from 25 states and 15 countries, Hood offers 32 majors, 50 minors, and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, dentistry and law. Hood students experience small class sizes, where they receive individual attention from supportive faculty.