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Staff Associate, Sports Information Director

Employer
Worcester State University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Athletics, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about .


Job Description:

OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Associate, Sports Information Director

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Athletics

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Staff Assistant, Intramural Coordinator/Assistant Sports Information
Coordinator for purposes of sports information only, and student employees, as assigned.

General Statement of Duties: The Staff Assistant, Sports Information Director will be responsible for media and public relations of the athletics department. The incumbent will also assume responsibilities associated with hosting intercollegiate home sporting events.

Responsibilities:

(E) = Essential

(E) Serves as the public relations representative for all intercollegiate sports sponsored at Worcester State University which includes the compiling and reporting of all statistical data and reports.
(E) Establishes a good working relationship with area media and conference personnel.
(E) Collaborates with Worcester State University Public Relations department on various projects.
(E) Interfaces with Worcester State University Printing and Publishing department to create, develop and produce collateral materials including brochures, press guides, game programs and media releases.
(E) Maintains department web page with updated and accurate information.
(E) Monitors and stays current with a department social media needs.
(E) Attends home intercollegiate contests or arranges for professional staff coverage of event if unavailable.
(E) Responsible for creation of Athletic Department graphics.
(E) Manages Video Board content on campus
(E) Develops and manages a marketing plan for all intercollegiate programs and the Athletic Department.
(E) Maintains alumni athletic records and serves as liaison with the Alumni Office.
(E) Assists the Contest Manager with control in areas of student support staff, game management personnel and sports information.
(E) Maintains a positive working relationship with all coaches, athletic and college personnel.
(E) Plans, organizes and directs all live video streaming.
(E) Acts as Sports Photographer for many intercollegiate sporting events on campus.
(E) Serves as the Project Manager for the Annual Sports Award Banquet.
(E) Prepares and submits reports as requested.
(E) Serves on selection committees for Athletic Department personnel and on college or divisional committees as assigned
(E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
(E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
(E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possess academic credentials and/or experience suitable to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize and supervise the work required to operate a successful Sports Information Office.
  • Knowledge of web site management and statistical software.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations necessary for the operation of a Division III athletic program.
  • Demonstrates ability to express oneself effectively in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to successfully pass a thorough background and CORI check.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

The firm annual salary range for this full-time, exempt, benefited APA position is: $45,000 - $53,000.

Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • a choice of 11 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
  • a choice of pension or 401(a), and supplemental plan retirement options
  • life insurance up to 8x the annual salary
  • long-term disability coverage
  • dental insurance
  • 20 vacation days accrued per year
  • 15 sick days accrued per year
  • 5 personal days per year
  • paid holidays
  • tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com.

Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants must complete the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript of highest degree.

All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or emailed to diversity@worcester.edu, or may be sent to the following address:

Director of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597

URL: www.worcester.edu


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