Sports Information Director
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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Title: Sports Information Director
Department: Department of Athletics
Reports to: Director of Athletics
Status: Full-time, Benefit Eligible
Position Summary: The Sports Information Director (SID) is a
full-time, 12-month position. Reporting to the Director of
Athletics and works in support of campus and university marketing
efforts. The SID is responsible for oversight of a comprehensive
public relations program and serving as the primary media contact
for the universities’ 11 NAIA sports and additional club sports as
part of the athletics department. The position will be in charge of
distribution of all department related news releases, game
statistics reporting, production of department publications, and
other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The position
will also assist with overall campus marketing, enrollment and
advertising initiatives. The position requires the ability to
handle an irregular work schedule, including evenings, weekends and
holidays. It is essential to foster a cooperative work environment
and provide mutual support with all constituencies and colleagues.
Represent the Department of Athletics with sportsmanship, integrity
and a high degree of professionalism.
Essential Job Responsibilities which will include the
• Competition statistics
• Competition Articles
• Game Day Setup/Breakdown
• Score updates/reporting
• Social media updates
• Live stats
• Award recognition (All conference, all region, all American, all
• Student workers (Hiring, training and event staffing)
1. Game Day Related Activities: Prepare rosters; supply pre-game
information to opponents; oversee statistical requirements at home
athletics events; serve as the media liaison at home
intercollegiate events; post-game media needs; website updates;
update statistics for records and conference needs; pre-game
emails; Sports Hotline; photography; announcer scripts; interview
requests; travel as necessary; etc
2. Athletics/University Information Maintenance: Update and
maintain website; archive statistical and photographic information
for historical purposes; research information as needed for media
and/or University needs; send information to hometowns of student
athletes as necessary; generate stories/feature ideas for Voices
and other media venues; promote special awards as needed.
3. Publications Production: Update and when necessary, create media
guide publications for sports. Includes overseeing
conceptualization, photography, design, layout and production of
media guides. Position also oversees production of all schedule
cards and/or posters related to athletics.
4. Assist with overall campus marketing, enrollment and advertising
initiatives as needed.
1. Attend all athletics related meetings and planning sessions.
Attend University, departmental, divisional and league meetings
and/or planning sessions as necessary.
2. Responsible for adherence to all NAIA, California Pacific
Conference/Golden State Athletic Conference and institutional rules
and regulations including eligibility of student-athletes, medical
hardship documentation and extensions waivers.
3. Accomplish annual goals set forth by the Director of
4. Maintain good relations with alum, parents, officials,
volunteers and fans.
5. Serve on university, conference and national committees as
6. Positively promote Benedictine University and the Department of
7. Maintain a good working relationship with media
8. Responsible for adherence to standards and practice as defined
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications or related
Experience: Related intercollegiate sports experience
Specific Skills: Excellent written and oral communicational
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Knowledge of related
conference and NAIA rules as well as ethical standards and
practices for sports information as defined by CoSIDA.
Understanding of the NAIA philosophy.
Knowledge of required statistical software, website tools and
desktop publishing software.
Physical Requirements: Ability to handle varying levels of stress
while maintaining professional demeanor. Possible lifting, bending,
walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Frequent districtwide
and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours;
outdoor exposure to sun/heat or cold weather.
Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand. Understand
the speech of another person.
See details of objects that are less than a few feet away or are
more than a few feet away. Must be able to stand for long periods
of time. General Customer service and office environment.
Supervisory responsibility (if applicable): Supervise a staff of
3-8 statisticians, event staff and office help.
Working Conditions: Ability to work events and weekends as needed
to disseminate information; willing to travel as needed.
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educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan
programs; athletic and other University administered programs or
employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national
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institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to
all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited
to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.