The Director for Athletics Communications is responsible for the
strategic development and implementation of communications on
behalf of the Division of Physical Education, Recreation, and
Athletics ( PERA ), including the University’s 25 Division I
varsity athletics programs. These duties include, but are not
limited to, social media and web content, media relations, overall
strategic communication efforts, and Sports Information Director
responsibilities for one premier winter sport and two to three
Olympic sports. The position supervises the Manager, Athletics
Communication and reports to the Senior Director, Communications
and Media Relations. This position works closely with members of
the Colgate athletics department.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
A minimum of 5–7 years experience in intercollegiate athletics,
communications, project management, marketing, public relations, or
Proven ability to think strategically, aligning department
objectives and strategic plans with the mission of the University
and organizational goals.
Excellent writing, editing, publication, and project management
Demonstrated experience in building identity and developing key
messages for use with a broad range of constituencies.
Knowledge of digital communications best practices strongly
Experience with SideArm or Presto web platforms, NCAA LiveStats,
Stat Crew, Automated Scorebook, and other statistical software
Knowledge or experience in higher education is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations,
or related field 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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