Position Summary: The Sports Information Director (SID), in conjunction and cooperation with the Coordinator of Sports Information and Media (CSIM), shall be responsible for the organization and administration of sports information as related to print and electronic media and to the Office of University Relations, as well as providing necessary public relations services to the Department of Athletics. The SID will provide necessary public relations services for the department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The SID will have direct supervisory responsibilities over the CSIM. The SID will share sport assignments with the CSIM. Primary contacts will be determined.
The SID will report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Events and Sports Information
Oversight of video scoreboard operation home football
Instant Replay operations for home basketball and volleyball
Video streaming for all home athletic events
For the assigned sports:
Coordinate preseason activities, including previews and quick facts
Develop, write, and arrange for printing of news releases, programs, web-based media guides, schedules, pictures, and other pertinent public relations material for the Department and its sport programs, all in a timely manner
Prepare media guides and/or recruiting guides, press releases, advance game information, social media updates
Working with the Compliance Coordinator maintain accurate and up-to-date team rosters
Coordinate press box and score table administration with the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Events and Sports Information and the Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Operations.
Coordinate and collaborate with KENW regarding all intersects
Compile and distribute statistics and records
Coordinate news conferences, radio and television production (when applicable)
Set all pre-game activities, including, but not limited to set up and checking all equipment, including video (web) streaming set up, and instant replay.
Prepare supplemental athletic publications
Coordinate photography for all athletic events
Coordinate with the CSIM, as well as the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Events and Sports Information for event promotions and game sponsorships.
Assist in the planning, operations, coordination, promotion and execution of special events such as the annual hall of honors weekend.
Cooperate, collaborate, and coordinate with the ENMU Director of Communication Services regarding publications, licensing/branding, promotions and other duties.
Operate as a team member in the athletic department and as an employee of the institution
Compile historical reporting
Nominate and promote individual student-athletes, coaches, programs and staff members for recognition and awards
Operate and have oversight for social media for the athletic department
Compile, distribute, and report all statistical information for coaches, the LSC, the NCAA and other SID's with colleges and universities which compete with ENMU
In conjunction with respective head coaches, coordinate Greyhound Arena lobby displays
For Department of Athletic Communications:
Coordinate the athletic website, goeasternathletics.com
Assist with game operations
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Working to maintain and meet NCAA compliance as it relates to job functions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in athletics administration, communications or applicable field.
A minimum of one year of experience working in a collegiate sports information office
Ability to write and report the news of the athletic department with competency
Ability to communicate, collaborate and work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced and highly demanding environment
Strong problem solving skills
Proficiency in athletic statistical software
Strong desire to grow professionally
Ability to successfully hire and supervise student workers
Demonstrated skill sets and desire to work with mature professionalism with colleagues, supervisors, subordinates, students, athletes, coaches, boosters and constituents in a professional environment
Preferred Job Requirements:
Masters degree in athletic administration, communications or applicable field
Demonstrated successful experience working in the intercollegiate athletics sports information field
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
Work is performed during normal business hours and will include substantial evening and weekend hours and requires occasional travel.
Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Essential Functions:[As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]
Application Review Date: Open Until Filled
Desired start date: July 1, 2019 or soon after
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.
Letter of interest Resume Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position) Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer Jessica Small at (575) 562-2218,. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu
About Eastern New Mexico University
Eastern New Mexico University has an enrollment of 6,000 students and is located in Portales, NM. ENMU is the third largest university in the state and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. ENMU sponsors 14 NCAA sport programs with approximately 450 student-athletes, as well as men's and women's rodeo.