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Sports Information Director (SID)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, located in Prescott, Arizona, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sports Information Director. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon

Embry-Riddle sponsors 14 sports and is a member of the California Pacific Conference and the NAIA. This is a full-time, 12-month position


The Sports Information Director’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, leading the execution of the PR strategy for the department, establishing relationships with local, regional and national media, production of department publications and video content, game-day staffing, overseeing social media platforms, writing press releases, maintaining statistical records, web site management, and reporting to the NAIA, Cal Pac, and other affiliated conferences. The SID will recruit, train, and supervise a staff of student workers that will serve as game-day staff. The SID will also assist with the planning and execution of promotion strategies for home athletics events.

This position will require working nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study. Previous experience in a collegiate athletics communications office is highly desirable.

  • Extensive experience working with media in broadcasting, print, and web-based communications outlets.

  • Strong skills in web design and website management, videography, and Adobe Creative Suite programs.

  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to provide leadership and direction, to effectively motivate, delegate, train, supervise and evaluate.

  • Experience directing the management of home athletic events, including broadcast staffing, scoring, statistics, media and press conferences.

  • Knowledge and ability to direct the management of national television/streaming live events and broadcasts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse client group. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted professional behavior, etiquette and standards of protocol that are appropriate within a collegiate athletic setting.

  • Commitment to directing the communication component of the Athletics mission and willingness to collaborate with other staff members to effectively handle department-wide initiatives that cross over intra-departmental boundaries (special events, campus projects, NAIA Championships, etc.).

  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

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