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Assistant Athletic Director of Communications

Employer
Curry College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

 

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director of Communication is an integral member of Curry College athletics responsible to deliver the promotion content of the department's 14 sport varsity athletic program. The incumbent is responsible with all facets of game management, promotion of the intercollegiate athletic sports and programs, handling media relations and maintaining an athletic website to provide students, fans, parents and community with newsworthy information about the student athletes, coaches and the programs.  

Essential Functions:

1. Game Management:

  • Carry out pre-game responsibilities for home and away games for 14 sports, approximately 300 home and away game contests per the school year including but not limited to exchange of roster files and statistical information with opponent's athletic administrator.
  • Additional pre-game responsibilities (home only): Game program preparation (all sports); Live Stats set-up (with designated sports); Streaming video set-up (with designated sports); Stat Crew game file preparation (all sports); Scoreboard scroll updating (with designated sports).
  • In-Game Responsibilities for home contests: Manage press box/press row (including statistics crew, clock keepers, public address announcers); Keep in-game statistics.
  • Post-Game Responsibilities (both home and away):  Compile in-contest statistics and file regular reports as required by the NCAA, including posting statistics on Curry Athletics website; import packed game files from opponent athletic administrator and generate game and updated season HTMLs to post to Curry Athletics website; send SMS text messages; post game story with appropriate links to photos, statistics and player bios to Curry Athletics website; send post-game highlights to faculty/staff e-mails.
  • Additional post-game responsibilities (home only): Report scores to home and away media; generate and send packed game files and HTML box scores to opponent athletic administrator and conference office; write game stories; post scores to Presto Sports website.  
  • Post all athletics schedules to the following websites: Curry College (Calendar of Events), Presto Sports, NCAA.
  • Vote weekly in New England Division III Football Poll.

2. Production of Promotional Content:

  • Work closely with the Department's Director of Athletics and the Office of Institutional Advancement to assist in the creation and execution of a strategic athletic communications and marketing plan.
  • Schedule pre-season photography (head shots, team photos, group photos). Arrange for action photography through Sports Pix.
  • Gather team rosters, team schedules, coaching staff bios, player bios, season outlook, opponent information, previous season recap, previous season statistics and results, and update all-time records.
  • Produce weekly football electronic newsletter via constant contact and possibly other sports as needed.
  • Assist in managing the department's social media presence across multiple platforms and collaboration on video production.

3. Athletics Website:

  • Manage the athletic website content including but not limited to releases on player awards, tournament seedings, pre-season polls, all conference, maintaining up to date team rosters and schedules, coordinating collection of information with the assistant coaches to maintain other athletic miscellaneous content related to cheerleading, Inside Athletics, Fan Zone, facilities, and athletic recruits.
  • Ensure athletic website content provides for current photo galleries of athletes, live stats, video clips, live video, post releases on all Community Service Outreach events, and maintain all website pages with current roster schedules.

4. Student-Athlete Nomination Process:

  • Submit on-line nominations for all sports to appropriate conference office for weekly award recognition.
  • Nominate student-athletes for CoSIDA Academic All-America.
  • Assist head and assistant coaches in nominating and voting on post-season all-conference teams and annual awards.
  • Nominate student-athletes for in-season and post-season awards from non-conference organizations (e.g. in football: AFCA, ECAC, d3football.com, Boston Globe Gold Helmet, Gridiron Club, New England Football Writers).

5. Committees:

  • Collaborate with Institutional Advancement to serve as a member of Athletic Hall of Fame committee and research candidates' accomplishments as Curry athletes or coaches; write copy for publications and feature articles in Curry magazine.

6. Budget:

  • Implement and administer the sports information sub-department budget ensuring compliance with expenditure controls and allocation of resources to ensure their most efficient utilization.

7. Supervision:

  • Recruit, hire and provide supervisory oversight to 6-8 work-study students throughout the school year.
  • Provides supervisory oversight to Sports Information Assistant.

Additional Functions:

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or his/her designee.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management or Communications or a related field of study is required.
  • At least two years experience working in intercollegiate Athletic Communications Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, strong managerial and interpersonal skills within an extremely motivated, team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends; there is limited travel associated with this position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat), Stat Jack (live stats),  BoxCast (video streaming) , and Stat Crew and/or PrestoSports statistical software for all sports is required, as is the use of a content management system to update websites.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum three to five years experience of working in an intercollegiate Athletic Communications Office.

 

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume; and
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.
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