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Saint Joseph University’s Department of Athletics is entering a transformational era, with a premium on creating a world-class Division I experience for its student-athletes; generating excitement among the campus community, alumni and the Philadelphia area; and competing for Championships in the Atlantic 10, one of the best conferences in Division I. We are looking for energetic, hard-working candidates who have a passion for competing and are excited to push the boundaries of traditional thinking when it comes to college athletics.
The Assistant Director of Athletics Communications holds a key position in the office of Athletics Communications, as well as the Saint Joseph’s University community. The incumbent provides strategic communications for numerous high-profile sports programs and amplifies Saint Joseph’s Athletics to the community, region and nation. The incumbent will also help develop and implement a social media strategy for the department’s main social media accounts, and work with programs to help create a greater following and more interaction among numerous accounts. The position requires strong communication skills and a highly motivated and organized person that understands the needs and hours involved in college athletics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as primary media contact for the women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, men’s track and cross country and women’s track and cross country programs.
Facilitate media requests and arrange interviews for the coaches and student-athletes of those teams
Generate publicity for the athletics program on the local, regional and national levels through written and visual stories, press releases, social media content and contact with the media
Assist with the daily maintenance and editing of the athletic department’s official website, while contributing post-game recaps, news releases
Manage team information, statistics, records and maintain archives, including photos and video content
Cover home games for designated sports, which includes creating gameday graphics, in-game responsibilities including coordination of statistics, public address, scoreboard and assistance with broadcasts, and postgame recap, statistic distribution and postgame media needs
Assist and maintain in the creation of graphic calendar for the Athletics Department’s main social media accounts, along with team-specific accounts
Respond to requests from the NCAA, Atlantic 10 and NEC; Nominate and promote teams and student-athletes for athletic and academic awards and honors
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director for Athletics Communications
Actively work with the Athletics Department External Team and University colleagues with regard to necessary projects
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Ability to lift and transport items to facilities (i.e. computers, monitors, printers)
Event/Game staffing including evenings and weekends
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro) and Microsoft Office and a strong familiarity with Statcrew or NCAA Live Stats software
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Detail-oriented, organized and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong understanding of sports, with specific regards to statistics, rules and game operation
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure
Ability and willingness to work athletic events, irregular schedules, weekends, and nights
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents
Ability to travel with teams for multiple days at a time
Strong supervisory skills
Serve as an example for staff and colleagues with a high level of fiscal, ethical, and personal integrity
On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/19182.
Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
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