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Under the general direction of the assistant director of athletics for communication 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 24 NCAA Division III teams and coaches to provide information to the media, campus, and 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.
Position will begin in spring semester.
Sports Information (100%)
Maintains statistical and historical records of athletic events and athletes;
Assists as Hood College’s official statistician;
Assists with compilation and reporting of statistics on teams, individuals, and coaches.
Assists communications with conference office and NCAA for timely reporting of team rosters, schedules, statistics, etc.
Compiles and maintains student-athlete and coach biographical information.
Aids with the video streaming of home athletic events.
Helps administrate the official athletic department social media accounts.
Assists in coordinating athletic photography.
Assists with media relations for all men’s and women’s athletics teams, student-athletes and coaches.
Researches, writes and edits news releases, features and copy about student-athletes, coaches and sports teams.
Produces athletic publications, including home game programs, schedules, etc.
Designs, provides content for, and provides regular updates to hoodathletics.com.
Provides input for selection of Athlete of the Week and oversees accompanying feature story.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or 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.
Full acceptance into one of Hood’s graduate programs is required.
Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills 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 NCAA Live Stats and/or PrestoStats. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.
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.
Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number 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 work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a résumé and three professional references.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email email@example.com 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/.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college.
Hood offers 32 bachelor’s degrees, 25 concentrations, 45 minors, and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and law. Hood’s Graduate School serves the needs of Frederick and surrounding regions with 19 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 10 graduate certificate programs. The graduate programs provide leading-edge content in business, STEM, the humanities and education.
Hood is located in a fantastic college town; students are within walking distance of historic Downtown Frederick, featuring an eclectic selection of shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and parks. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor provides students countless internship and research opportunities.
Hood College is accredited by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.
Our undergraduate business and MBA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the premier organization that accredits business schools that have a teaching ...focus.
The bachelor’s degree in computer science is ABET accredited, which is a demonstration of its commitment to providing students quality education.
The counseling programs have received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Maryland Higher Education Commission; the BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The social work program is accredited for undergraduate social work education by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The nutrition science program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
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College is about more than books and tests. You’ll refer to the next four years as your Hood experience, not just your Hood education. And that’s because you’re about to embark on life-changing experiences, where what you learn, who you meet and how you live will help define the person you’ll become. We have more than 50 clubs and organizations and more than 500 campus events each year.
Inclusivity is an essential component of our mission. At Hood, 40 percent of our undergraduate student body self-identify as members of under-represented racial or ethnic populations. Our students hail from 27 states and 15 countries. We hold annual events celebrating cultural traditions and develop opportunities for the campus community to participate in initiatives and activities that promote awareness of cultural, social, economics, racial, gender and other forms of diversity in our society.
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