Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The candidate will serve as a full-time member of the Athletics Department's communications staff with primary focus on communications planning, web, electronic and social media; oversees all social media accounts; hires, trains and manages student and freelance social media team; plans and implements departmental communications & social media calendar; creates social media in-game updates, photo galleries, postgame interviews, video board interaction, in-game chats and other opportunities; oversees student-athlete social media training; educates BCAD staff and coaches on social media; serves as liaison with all external departments (including Development, Ticketing & Marketing) to coordinate communications activities; manages the department's website, BCEagles.com, including the site's interface design, content management & daily updates; attendance at home events and selected travel to away events; develops weekly internal communications email for entire BCAD staff; administers communications/media relations activities for one or more Olympic sports; supervises interns & student assistants in coverage of several Olympic sports; participates in home football gameday preparation and operations as needed; participates in all staff meetings, strategy sessions, and assist with overall day-to-day supervision and operation of the Communications office. The position requires the ability to work evenings/weekends on a frequent basis. Some travel is required.
Position Details: Department: 011002 - Media Relations Position: 00010397 - Associate Director; Athletic Communications (Social Media & Web Development) Grade: 3RD Salary Range: 47,450 - 59,300
Bachelor's Degree in journalism/communications and a minimum of two years full-time media relations/communications experience required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of developing effective social media initiatives; background in HTML coding, design and back end web programs.
This position is required to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, ACC and institutional rules and regulations.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 1787
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.