Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Thu Jun 3 2021 Job Description:
The Director of Athletic Communication will develop a marketing strategy to maximize the visibility of Clark's 17 Division III athletic programs. Primary responsibilities include coordinating all phases of the Sports Information office; media relations, social media, publications, home contest management for all sports, and maintaining the athletic department web site.
Coordinate all aspects of the SID Office: media relations, management of student employees and maintaining accurate records and files
Maintain and develop current social media channels
Coordinate game day video broadcasts (Boxcast)
Prepare all game programs
Maintain all (in-season, career & historical) statistical material for the university, NEWMAC and NCAA
Prepare hometown stories, releases, and feature stories for student-athletes/coaches
Maintain department web site (Currently Presto Sports)
Coordinate photo coverage for all varsity sports to include action, team and individual athlete photos
Write sports wrap-ups on each varsity sport for external release and use in other publications
Responsible for the nomination of student-athletes for scholarships, awards, including: Academic all-conference, All-Americas; weekly and seasonal NEWMAC honors
Maintain sports team photo files
Work collaboratively with the Alumni Office in the planning and preparation of the Clark Athletics Hall of Fame through data collection, distribution of HOF material, and marketing the event.
Responsible for the hiring and management of all home contest student workers
Supervise assigned athletic department staff
Meet with coaches, students, and other departments as needed
Assist the associate director in coordinating alumni events
Serve as a member of the Clark University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
Oversee all aspects of game management and the media for the annual High School Tournament
Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or Associate Athletic Director
Experience in a college sports information office or comparable environment is preferred
Successful candidate must have leadership, role modeling, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Must have an understanding of NCAA Division III regulations.
Experience with Stat Crew & Presto Sports software, InDesign and Photoshop, video streaming, and editing hardware and software are recommended
This position will require working nights, weekends, lifting light equipment and some travel
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.