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Budget Title
Assistant Director of Community Relations

Campus Title
Assistant Sports Information Director

Institutional Advancement, Division of

Communications Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

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Salary Range
$50,500-$59,500 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland’s Assistant Sports Information Director plays a vital role in chronicling and promoting one of the strongest programs in NCAA Division III athletics. The position is responsible for providing game coverage, managing and maintaining statistics and sharing accurate and engaging information about Cortland’s 25 varsity teams with the news media and the public. The ASID updates and maintains the university’s athletics website and plays a leading role in its social media promotion. It is an 11-month position.

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Major Responsibilities
  • Serve as primary sports information contact for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s ice hockey, wrestling, and men’s and women’s lacrosse, as well as provide secondary coverage for other sports, including baseball, softball, and volleyball. This includes managing game day statistics (tracking statistics for home games, compiling statistics from road games), writing game recaps for use online and for the media, and serving as or overseeing public address announcing at home games.
  • Maintain all aspects of Cortland’s Athletics website,, and serve as the primary content creator. This includes student-athlete bios, photos, rosters, and records/history.
  • Produce game programs for most of Cortland’s home athletics contests.
  • Assist with the creation of effective content for social media accounts, video boards, and marketing materials.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise students to assist with in-game operations including statistical tracking, and supervise in-office student interns by assigning them various tasks.
  • Report to Cortland’s conference, the SUNYAC, and the NCAA, including weekly award nominations for sports in which the assistant director is the primary contact.
  • Travel when needed to provide publicity for Cortland athletic teams.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to SUNY Cortland Sports Information Director. Position is housed in Communications Office within the Division of Institutional Advancement, with funding provided through the Athletics Department. ASID collaborates closely with Athletics Department staff daily and frequently interacts with Communications Office, Alumni Engagement and Development Office

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in sport management, communications, or a related field of study.
  • Experience in collegiate athletic media relations or sports information office or other related field at the college/university level.
  • Experience in digital media
  • Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the following software programs: Genius Sports/ NCAA Live Stats, Stat Crew, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop) and Microsoft Word.
  • Experience with SIDEARM Web platform.
  • Experience managing social media accounts on multiple platforms; experience and knowledge of social networks and social communications; experience with social media best practices, including web writing, photography, video, metadata, tagging, analytics, social media and SEO, content strategy and developing strategic social media campaigns.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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