The assistant director of athletic communications will be responsible for assisting the director with the public relations of a NCAA Division III athletic program with 18 teams. The office provides the media, other universities and colleges, athletic organizations (NCAA, ECAC, NJAC) and the Rowan community with athletic information. Schedules, statistics, game results, rosters, award nominations, and other sports related material are prepared and provided upon request. The office is responsible for the athletic website (rowanathletics.com). This position requires work hours in the evenings and on the weekends.
Duties include writing and editing press releases, game programs and feature stories. Compiling statistics using stat crew at the home events. Reporting results, stories and statistics to the media, NJAC and NCAA. Update and maintain the athletic website. Nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic awards. Answering requests from the media, opponent schools, the conference and the NCAA. Assist in the day-to-day office operations and special events. Supervise student workers in the office and at games. Apply principles of the NJAC and NCAA in the course of duties.
Writing and editing of press releases, game programs and feature stories. Oversee statistics using stat crew. Reporting of results, stories and statistics. Maintain and update the athletic website. Nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic awards. Answer requests from the media, opponent schools, the conference and the NCAA. Assist in the day-to-day office operations and special events. Supervise student workers in the office and at athletic events. Apply principles of the NJAC and NCAA in the course of duties.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Individual must be an excellent writer and proof reader with the ability to handle multiple tasks.
Must have an understanding of NCAA rules and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Extensive knowledge and experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word and Stat Crew.
Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree (communications, public relations, journalism or related field) and a minimum of two-years of experience, three preferred in collegiate sports information.
Please include names and contact information for a minimum of three references and a list of sports that you have ability to operate stat crew.
The deadline is Friday, June 22, 2018.
About Rowan University
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral programs to 18,500 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it is one of three universities in the nation to grant both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees. In addition, Rowan comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; and Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the multidisciplinary academic Honors College. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) wit...h approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
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