POSITION SUMMARY The Sports Information and Event Management Coordinator manages all aspects of event management, media relations, sports information and promotion relating to Vanguard University’s 17 intercollegiate sports. This position reports to the Assistant Athletic Director of Event Management and Communications.
•Coordinate the development and implementation of a proactive media outreach program to print, radio, internet and other electronic media outlets.
•Prepare media releases to communicate with the general public, news and information about the athletics program and teams.
•Work proactively with media to encourage coverage of the university’s athletic events and news.
•Serve as the public relations representative for the Athletics Department in developing positive relations with internal staff of the University as well as external media representatives.
•Oversee and maintain all portions of the athletics website and social media.
•Coordinate and develop all statistical information and post-game write-ups for sports teams for distribution on the VU Athletic website, GSAC, and the NAIA.
•Hold accountability for game contracts, scheduling and official’s assignments.
•Coordinate with the Assistant Athletic Director and all staff personnel for all home athletic events.
•Coordinate the hire and assist in leading 50 student employees.
•Manage the student wages and federal work study budgets.
•Organize and manage all conference and region events hosted by Vanguard University.
•Help to develop a positive working relationship with internal representatives of the University and external clients.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or Assistant Athletic Director of Event Management and Communications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree required. • At least two years’ experience in a sports information environment or the equivalent thereof; with general journalism experience preferred • Competent photographic, video breakdown skills required and marketing experience a plus. • Excellent computer skills, including Desktop Publishing, internet website maintenance, and Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook statistical software packages are strongly preferred. • Ability to convert and organize data into meaningful information with accuracy. • Excellent customer service: must be team-oriented, able to demonstrate exceptional communication abilities, both orally and in writing, and work with multiple audiences both externally and internally. • Ability to forge strong working relationships with others and have a capacity for engendering confidence and trust. • Must be highly motivated, organized, multitasked, and goal-orientated.Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
• Knowledge and acceptance of faith-based principles and philosophies of Vanguard University. • Full-time position consideration, 11-Month Position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Applicant should submit a completedVUSC Application for Staff Employment and current resume. All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: RESUME@vanguard.edu . We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received until position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.
Internal Number: SIE079
About Vanguard University
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community in the Pentecostal tradition offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Vanguard University embodies a Christ-centered, multicultural community serving approximately 2,200 students. Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks faculty that will mentor students and will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Vanguard is also an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.