Women's Lacrosse Coach and Athletics Media Relations Coordinator

Employer
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1080

Working Title

Women's Lacrosse Coach and Athletics Media Relations Coordinator

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

50% Coach (C Basis Appointment) and 50% Athletics Media Relations Coordinator (A-Basis)

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Position Summary

Athletics Media Relations Coordinator
The Athletics Media Relations Coordinator will work with the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations overseeing all communications and media relations for the UW-La Crosse Intercollegiate Athletics Department with the goal of increasing the awareness of Eagles Athletics.

Responsibilities include but not limited to assisting in-game day statistics; maintaining and update records; managing press table and statistical coverage of home and special events; coordinating daily media relations efforts; result reporting; news releases; feature writing; organizing webcasting of live events; photography, video production and supervising student assistants.

In addition, this position will assist in the layout and production of recruiting/media brochures and game-day programs; assist with assigned projects and marketing, file required reports and information with the NCAA and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; provide daily content and coverage of UWL Athletics on the department’s web site and social media platforms.

Women’s Lacrosse Coach
The ideal candidate blends athletic excellence, leadership capacity, and the ability to mentor the student-athletes with the development of the student-athlete as the highest priority. This individual will enthusiastically perform the functions of the women’s lacrosse assistant coach, responsible for assisting in the management and administration of the intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse program within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of UWL and the NCAA .

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service, and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes several departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least four years of playing or coaching in the sport of Women’s Lacrosse at the collegiate level required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong writing skills, including knowledge of AP Style.
  • Commitment to student-athlete welfare, academic success, NCAA /University rules.
  • In the absence of the Head Coach, is responsible for moderate levels of decision-making regarding supervision of student-athletes, coaching of athletes.
  • Valid drivers license or reliable transportation to travel on behalf of the University is required.
  • Proven experience with Stat Crew and Genius Sports statistical programs.
  • Experience in athletics, public relations and/or related field.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, content management platforms, desktop publishing software and graphic design software.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.




Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Bachelor’s degree in communications is preferred); Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least four years of playing or coaching in the sport of Women’s Lacrosse at the collegiate level required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to student-athlete welfare, academic success, NCAA /University rules.
  • In the absence of the Head Coach, is responsible for moderate levels of decision-making regarding supervision of student-athletes, coaching of athletes.
  • Valid drivers license or reliable transportation to travel on behalf of the University is required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop.




Physical Demands

• Some lifting required with video/computer/printer equipment.

Working conditions and environment

• Evening and weekend hours are required.
• Requires availability for all major events held by or for the Athletic Department.

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Game Day Management - Athletics Media Relations Coordinator

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Covering home athletics events as a statistician.
• Design game-day program.
• Set-up game-day computer, printer, webcast.
• Compile statistics during event with other staff.
• Provide statistics to media, coaches, etc.
• Send results/statistics to SID’s, media.
• Write recap, post results/statistics on athletics website and social media.
• Update social media during event.
• Conduct post-event interviews with coaches, student-athletes.
• Post interviews on website, social media media.

Percentage Of Time

60

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Office Management - Athletics Media Relations Coordinator

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Write press releases, feature stories, season summaries/previews.
• Maintenance of archives (records, statistics, etc.).
• Update department’s social media.
• Graphics design work, including photo editing, archiving, and developing graphics and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.
• Update and enhance athletics website through SIDEARM .
• Assist in preparation and distribution of athletic publications (schedule cards, posters).
• Supervise and train student-workers, interns, volunteers.
• Respond to information requests from media, conference office, NCAA, and other sports information offices.
• Comply with all rules and regulations with NCAA, WIAC, NCGA .
• Provide relevant information about developments within the Intercollegiate Athletics Department to appropriate campus offices that promote accomplishments.
• Attend staff meetings.
• Other duties assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations.

Percentage Of Time

40

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Responsibilities as the Women's Lacrosse Coach

Duties to Support Responsibility

  • Use expert technical knowledge of the sport of Women’s Lacrosse to assist in the development and coaching of a successful program, including the development of high-quality student-athletes.
  • Assist in the organization and conduct of all practice sessions, conditioning, and other sport-related workouts.
  • Provide coaching to the student-athletes during the conduct of all home and away competitions.
  • Provide supervision and support to the student-athletes during travel to away events.
  • Assist in the provision of a leadership/mentor role among student-athletes, assistant coaches, and other support staff while promoting sportsmanship and responsible behavior both during and outside of athletic competition.
  • Work closely with the athletic training staff to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes.
  • Encourage and promote excellence in academics from student-athletes, in collaboration with various academic support services.
  • Responsible for the coaching and development of the student workers.
  • Assist in the effort to recruit quality student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations.
  • Travel to evaluate prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist in the provision of all correspondence with prospective student-athletes, coaches, and parents.
  • Participate in the making of travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
  • Assist the Head Coach in the performance of public relations and fundraising duties as needed.
  • Assist in ensuring program compliance with all NCAA, and University rules, including completion of required Compliance documentation and timely reporting of all known violations to the Director of Athletics or Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.
  • Perform public relations, fundraising, and all other duties as assigned.
  • On occasion may need to drive on behalf of the University.
  • Must be available by phone and email after typical business hours.


Percentage Of Time

100%

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

08/06/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

08/13/2021

Position Contact Name

Cassandra Berger

Position Contact Email

hrinfo@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No


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