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Athletic Assistant - Sports Information

Employer
Utica University
Location
Utica, New York
Salary
$6700 stipend. 12 graduate credit hours per year. College-owned housing and gold meal plan.
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Details

The Sports Information Athletic Assistant will assist the Director/Sports Information with the coverage of the College’s 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Responsibilities include media relations, publications, statistics collection & reporting. Duties include, but are not limited to, serving as the media liaison for selected sports, writing game recaps and feature stories, keeping statistics for athletic events, and maintaining the athletics website, www.ucpioneers.com. He/she should have experience using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter for communications and marketing purposes. The Sports Information Assistant will be required to work flexible hours, including weekends, nights and/or holidays.

$6700 stipend. 12 graduate credit hours per year. College-owned housing and gold meal plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains computerized statistics for varsity sports and oversees the exchange of statistical information between UC, conference headquarters (NCAA, Empire 8, ECAC) related sport websites, and opponents. Responsible for staffing select home games with appropriate statisticians.
  • Files championship declarations and score reporting forms for select sports. May act as a liaison to the Empire 8. Assists the Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information with written reports, departmental planning, and conference projects.
  • Develops and maintains individual sport record books. Maintains the UC athletics website which includes scores, team news, rosters, schedules, etc. Acts as a primary contact to all media, reporting box scores, and game stories, responds to media requests, suggests feature story ideas, and encourages on-site event coverage. Produce hometown highlight releases and features, which promote student-athlete accomplishments.
  • Contributes feature articles for alumni and development office publications, edit sports pages of these publications, and update editorial and photos for college admissions publications. Develop the College’s sports marketing identity and ensure consistent usage in conjunction with the public relations office. Writes and oversees production of media guides and game-day programs for varsity teams.
  • Assists the Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information with the College’s annual Pioneer Hall of Fame/Senior Student-Athlete ceremony. Nominates student-athletes for College, community and national awards.
  • Will assist the Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information with special projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
  • Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record (as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • Previous experience working in an athletic media relations office is preferred.
  • The candidate must possess excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Experience with StatCrew software and the Adobe Creative Suite are preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills required.
  • Detail oriented and able to work well under pressure.

Company

Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. 

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

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