Assistant/Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement
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. Accountabilities
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 pieces
- 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 media outlets
- 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 printed material
- 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 statistician.

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 plan.

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 software.

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 Sport recognition).

Responsible for contributing information to historical archiving of statistics, rosters, and additional information in assigned sports.

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

Department Values:
Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
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 and/or skills.
- 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. Preferred Qualifications
The most competitive applicants will have:
- three to five years of Division I athletics communications experience
- experience working as the main communications contract for highly-competitive, high-visibility sports
- proficiency in social media, graphic design, and video editing. Education
Bachelors degree required. Job Open Date 10/06/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

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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