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Assistant Athletic Director for Communications (Athletics and Recreation)
Location: Danville, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation’s #3 ranked study abroad program, ranked as a top 50 US News national liberal arts college, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.
Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Athletic Director for Communications. This position serves as a key member of the Athletics Administration, reporting to the Deputy Director of Athletics and oversees and directs the communications efforts for 24 intercollegiate sports, managing a team of two Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, students, gameday staff, and professional staff with secondary duties in the area of athletics communications. This position also develops and implements a plan to provide high-quality, expansive video streaming for all sports; ensuring photography coverage; provides timely news releases, statistics, and coordinates a number of game day functions; website and social media functions; and serves as chief archivist and historian for the department. Involvement in marketing and development functions, athletics awards, and various other committee work is also anticipated. This position requires compliance with all NCAA, SAA, and Centre College rules and regulations and mindful of the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
Centre is constructing the $65 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) project, set for completion during the first quarter of 2024. The transformational facility features a new indoor fieldhouse, with a 200-meter track plus indoor turf, a 50-meter natatorium, a new baseball facility, turfing of the softball field’s grass area and the instillation of an graphics display scoreboard, plus a new stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field. Included in this strategic initiative is over 6,000 square feet of additional strength and conditioning space.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Bachelor’s degree and previous collegiate athletics communications experience required. Expert verbal and written communications skills, as well as interpersonal skills, required. In-depth, broad-based knowledge of collegiate sports is essential. Demonstrated skill in web maintenance, design software, and statistical programs a must. Previous experience with video software preferred, but not required. Previous experience with Division III, as a student-athlete or sports information professional, preferred. A commitment to the Division III philosophy; knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules; teamwork attitude; and a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly-successful Division III athletic department is a must. Additional qualifications include being self-motivated, visionary, positive, energetic, willingness to travel, and the ability to foster a team environment is needed.
Twelve-month, full-time position with competitive salary includes complete benefits package from the College.
Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at https://www.centre.edu/offices/human-resources/career-opportunities (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
Education Requirements (Any)
Bachelors Degree with previous collegiate playing or coaching experience required.
Additional Information / Benefits
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan
Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.
Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.
For information concerning the College, visit our web site at www.centre.edu
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