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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Employer
Vassar College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Vassar College

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications


Department: Athletics and Physical Education
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date:
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS254P
Pay Rate:

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible ten-month position. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.

Job Summary
The successful candidate will assist the Director of Athletic Communications with the promotion of the department's 25 varsity sports and four varsity club teams.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • assist with the management of the athletics department's website
  • writing game recaps
  • cultivating positive relationships with media members
  • writing, editing, assisting in the design of graphics and video content for social media
  • assisting with day-to-day operations and other duties as assigned



Evening, weekend and holiday hours are required.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in an athletics communications or media relations setting as an undergraduate or professional. Demonstrated writing skills with prior experience in sports writing, sports copy editing, proofreading or desktop publishing. Must have ability to work on deadlines and handle several responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with computers and desktop publishing programs on Macintosh and/or PC platforms. A valid and unrestricted driver’s license is also required.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Experience with sport-specific software programs, such as StatCrew and NCAA LiveStats and content management programs. Familiarity with SIDEARM-designed websites.
Experience with digital photography, videography, graphic design, video design and applying created content to social media platforms. Knowledge of emerging social media platforms. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a résumé and three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) to: https://employment.vassar.edu. No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by August 1, 2022. For additional information please visit Vassar at www.vassar.edu.Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, including women and racial/ethnic minorities, are especially encouraged.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2736.

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