Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Athletics, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Essential Functions

The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is primarily responsible for game coverage (scorekeeping, reporting, and record-keeping of athletic events) of a wide range of sports and athletic events, along with coverage of awards and other news and feature stories as assigned.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the Director of Athletic Communications with game day operations
  • oversee press row/press box management for home athletics events, including supervision of student assistants
  • Serve as the primary media contact for several Lewis & Clark teams
  • Assist Director of Athletic Communications with graphic design and production of all sports information materials
  • Assist with the coordination and management of Athletics content on the University website, as well as updating the athletic department website and social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram, YouTube) for all athletic teams and the department
  • Assist the Director of Athletic Communications with video editing and production
  • Assist with the coordination and management of Athletics content on the University website, as well as with marketing and promotions projects
  • Create press releases and stories for publication
  • Assist in maintaining team and individual statistics
  • Assist with coordination of media coverage for all home and away athletic events
  • Help oversee all Piostream webcasts
  • Provide leadership to, evaluate, and supervise direct reports in performing duties as assigned
  • Remain an active member of the Division of Student Life
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in an athletics communications or media relations setting.
  • Strong writing skills with prior experience in sports writing, sports copy editing, proofreading or desktop publishing.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills in a fast-paced environment are essential.
  • Candidate must reliably work independently as well as part of a professional team of student- workers, coaches and administrators and have ability to prioritize assignments
  • Must have the ability to work on deadlines and handle several responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with computers and desktop publishing programs on
  • Macintosh and/or PC platforms to include PrestoSports and Genius in-game statistical software.
  • Well-versed in applying created content to social media platforms, as well as knowledge of emerging social media platforms.
  • Acceptance of all individuals and a commitment to valuing and helping create a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree
  • Experience with website content management systems; SIDEARM Sports preferred
  • Experience with both PC and Macintosh platforms
  • Proficiency in graphic design
  • Experience with digital photography, as well as videography
  • Understanding of athletics branding, marketing and advertising principles preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop, lnDesign, Premier or Final Cut Pro and other Adobe Creative Suite software
Work Schedule:
  • Full time
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Evening, weekend and holiday hours are required
Pay Rate:
  • $40,000 annually
  • Benefits eligible: Yes
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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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