Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association
of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people
are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to
our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication
and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept
responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve
one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our
evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper
range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win
– to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in
the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.
Responsible for the creation and effective execution of sports
Information and engagement strategy across all aspects of the
assigned athletics department sport teams and areas.
Exercises independent discretion regarding overall communication
strategy for assigned sports.
Responsible for supervision of all operational aspects of program
public relations. To include:
- Authoring and promoting of all press releases and special news
- Organizing, conducting, and supervising all press conferences
providing accurate information to our media partners
- Obtaining coverage from media outlets
- Determining media placement with targeted and most appropriate
- Effective supervision and coordination with television,
newspaper, and any other media requests, especially in the Central
New York area
- Maximizing the number of positive media hits and minimizing
potentially negative communications with respect to athletics
Responsible for supervision of all operational functions on game
day for assigned sports to include:
- Production and authoring of game notes, programs and other
- Required to travel with assigned teams as needed in order to
execute responsibility for statistics, game write ups, social
media, press conferences and all media relations
Responsible for acting as the primary and official
Responsible for administration of the athletics website
Responsible for coordinating social media coverage and graphic
design for assigned sport accounts.
Execution of communication strategy to fit within the broader
context of Colgate’s University-wide communications strategy and
Responsible for collaboration with Assistant Athletics Director for
Engagement & Events to promote attendance, viewership and
support for assigned teams.
Responsible for creation of materials utilizing Photoshop
Responsible for implementing effective communications and
promotions strategy of special events.
Responsible for providing effective guidance to special events as
needed (e.g. Colgate Hall of Fame induction, All Sport Banquet,
President’s Club, Philanthropy events, National Girls and Women in
Responsible for contributing information to historical archiving of
statistics, rosters, and additional information in assigned
Responsible for effectively serving as a contact for the Patriot
League and ECAC Hockey for assigned sports.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant
governing bodies to include:
- Specific conference
- Athletic department
- University policies
Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of
competitive excellence Athletics
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous
Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- One to three years experience in a position with similar duties
- Must be a strong communicator and writer, have experience with
social media, familiarity with shooting and editing video or a
willingness to be trained and a proficiency in desktop publishing
(InDesign and Photoshop) and StatCrew software.
- Must possess a collaborative style and the ability to work
effectively within a diverse population.
- Ability to work nights and weekends during athletic seasons as
necessary is required.
- Compliance with NCAA, Patriot League and Colgate rules and
regulations is non-negotiable.
- Knowledge and commitment to University, League and NCAA
regulations; good communication and technology skills.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Colgate is
an EO/ AAE . Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff,
and student body further the University’s educational mission.
The most competitive applicants will have:
- three to five years of Division I athletics communications
- experience working as the main communications contract for
highly-competitive, high-visibility sports
- proficiency in social media, graphic design, and video
Bachelors degree required.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,
familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from
historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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