Sports Information Director

Benedictine University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Conference & Special Event Administration, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Sports Information Director

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Sports Information Director

Department: Department of Athletics

Reports to: Director of Athletics

Status: Full-time, Benefit Eligible

Location: Mesa

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 following:

• 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 academic, etc…)
• 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.

Other Functions:
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 Athletics.
4. Maintain good relations with alum, parents, officials, volunteers and fans.
5. Serve on university, conference and national committees as needed.
6. Positively promote Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics.
7. Maintain a good working relationship with media
8. Responsible for adherence to standards and practice as defined CoSIDA

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field

Experience: Related intercollegiate sports experience

Specific Skills: Excellent written and oral communicational ability

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.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or 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 origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored 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.

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