The Director of Athletic Communication will be responsible for the overall management of the Athletic Communication Office. The individual will plan, organize and execute the workflow of the office.
Responsibilities will also include the following:
Create and maintain content for the Intercollegiate Athletics Department website.
Act as primary contact to all media.
Produce timely press releases and score reporting, game/athlete stories, game programs, media guides and promotional pieces.
Develop and maintain team and individual statistical records and oversee exchange of information with conference offices, sport websites and the NCAA.
Responsible for managing all in-game Athletic Communication operations, including but not limited to statistics, score keeping and public address, for all home contests.
Recruit, train, and manage student staff and interns.
Develop and execute social media strategies.
Serve as the liaison between the Athletic Department and active campus media organizations.
Responsible for the maintenance of Oswego Athletics historical data, including Hall of Fame.
Assist with game-day operations.
Nominate teams and individuals for national, regional and conference awards.
Plan and manage the Athletic Communication office budget.
Interact effectively and respectfully with coaches, athletes, faculty, staff, students and community members.
Evenings and weekend work as required.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Director of Athletic Communication will be expected to Director of Athletic Communication contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree at time of application
Previous experience in a collegiate sports information office
Statistical software experience
Strong writing and interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgement, and manage projects with minimal supervision
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
A commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional work and service
Experience hiring and supervising diverse student workers
To Apply Submit:
Cover letter addressing qualifications
A separate statement on how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion and equity in this position through professional activity, service or professional development
Copies of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
Contact information for three professional references, at least one reference must be from a current or previous manager (only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department:
SUNY Oswego is a learner centered institution and is committed to student learning, particularly as it relates to academic excellence, personal growth and student-athlete engagement in academic and campus life. The College, with a full-time enrollment of ~6,700 students, presently supports 24 intercollegiate athletic teams (12 men and 12 women) in the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference, Empire 8 (Men's Golf) and the Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL). Oswego Athletics has produced 171 All-Americans, numerous All-League selections and conference champions and many teams are competitive on a national level. The department has an extensive community service program and has won numerous national awards.
SUNY Oswego Athletics aims to educate and develop the whole person by providing its student-athletes with competitive intercollegiate athletic opportunities in keeping with the philosophy of NCAA Division III, the SUNYAC, and the educational mission of SUNY Oswego.
First and foremost, SUNY Oswego Athletics emphasizes and fosters the academic achievements of its student-athletes and the ability of athletic competition to enhance the development of skills such as teamwork, leadership, respect for diversity and good sportsmanship. Similarly, our program values civic engagement and commits to sponsoring robust service learning opportunities to further develop social responsibility.
Finally, SUNY Oswego Athletics seeks to advance the College's overall mission of preparing its student-athletes to be leaders in creating a diverse multicultural word that celebrates the talents of each individual while at the same time respects and advances the equal rights of all.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
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