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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Boston College Athletics is acceptingapplications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director, AthleticCommunications. This position is responsible for providing coordination for allcommunications efforts for the football program. Under the direction of the Associate AD/ Communications, this position helps to strategically shape and execute thevision for all external communications regarding the Boston College footballprogram; This position will serve asthe primary football contact, covering all aspects of communications - written,social media, and media outreach.
Administers mediarelations activities for football; serves as liaison between coaching staff, student-athletes,and the news media; collaborate with communications, creative services, andmarketing to promote the Boston College football brand; arranges and supervisesplayer interviews, team media and photo day activities, and digitalphotography; researches, writes, edits and maintains electronic biographicalfiles on all coaches and student-athletes; creates, updates and maintainsstatistical records and files; travels with team to all road games tofacilitate PR & game operations procedures; interfaces with conference andnational governing bodies for reporting of statistics, game results, player ofthe week nominations; responds to questionnaires and inquiries from news mediaand opponents; writes, edits and supervises production of team media guide,weekly game notes, home game programs, other printed and electroniccommunications; daily updates of the Athletics website; crafts and implementssocial media campaigns; recruits and supervises media relations game personnelfor home events; personnel might include statisticians, public addressannouncers or other game operations personnel; develops public relationsstrategies and writes press releases on breaking news stories as warranted;supervises media attendance/coverage at team practices and postgame pressevents; coordinates nominations for academic awards and postseason honors; setsup and supervises statistical and media areas (press row, press rooms) at homeevents; supervises interns and student assistants in sports coverage,maintaining clip and information files and general office work; assists inorganization and implementation of the annual end of season team banquet;
Assists with generalCommunications office responsibilities as needed; compile and maintain teamrosters; create and maintain permanent historical files/archives for allcoaches, student-athletes and teams; schedules and supervises freelancephotographers to shoot mug shots, team photos and action shots, then organizesand stores these digitally; ensures coaches meet weekly media obligations;develops promotional information and materials for various postseason awards;completes nomination forms for all academic awards; assists coaches and variousstaff members by gathering information and bullet points to prepare forspeeches, presentations; maintains biographical and photo files for Athleticsadministrative staff; issues season and game-by-game credentials; supervisespregame venue setup, including computers, stat monitors, press row, seatingcharts, postgame areas, media room; interfaces with national TV broadcast crewsand participates in TV production meetings; develops and maintains up-to-dateemail distribution lists for all media; track all media reports on teams;develops and maintains trusting relationships with sports editors andreporters; entertains at various times (home and road); supervise media training,social media training for student-athletes; attends multiple meetings per week;work with facilities staff in creating and maintaining environmental graphicsin various areas; maintains strict standards for injury reporting andcompliance issues; organizes special events, including Pro Day, championshipcelebrations, fan days, etc.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Requirements Bachlor's degree Assistant Director: Minimum 1-5 years' full-timeexperience in a Division 1 college sports information department Associate Director: Minimum 5 years' full-timeexperience in a Division 1 college sports information department Division I intercollegiate athletics workexperience in a sports information office to include footballexperience Ability to creatively tell stories aboutstudent-athletes, coaches, and teams using all methods of communications(social media, graphic design, video, and written content) Excellentcollaboration and listening skills Strongverbal and written skills. Excellentorganization, interpersonal and self-management skills Abilityto prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects Abilityto work in a fast-paced environment Ability to be availability 24/7 to assist withemergency/crisis management situations related to BC Athletics, athleticmanagement, coaches, and student-athletes requiring communications management.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.
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