Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Assistant Sports Information Director. The Assistant Sports Information Director will assist the Sports Information Director with the coverage of the College’s 26 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Responsibilities include media relations, publications, statistics collection & amp; reporting. Duties include, but are not limited to, serving as the media liaison for selected sports, writing game recaps and feature stories, keeping statistics for athletic events, and maintaining the athletics website, www.ucpioneers.com. He/she should have experience using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat for communications and marketing purposes. The Sports Information Assistant will be required to work flexible hours, including weekends, nights and/or holidays.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Maintains computerized statistics for varsity sports and oversees the exchange of statistical information between UC, conference headquarters (NCAA, Empire 8, UCHC, CWPA, ECAC) related sport websites, and opponents. Responsible for staffing select home games with appropriate statisticians; Files championship declarations and score reporting forms for select sports. May act as a liaison to the Empire 8. Assists Sports Information Director with written reports, departmental planning, and conference projects; Develops and maintains individual sport record books. Maintains the UC athletics website which includes scores, team news, rosters, schedules, etc. Acts as a primary contact to all media, reporting box scores, and game stories, responds to media requests, suggests feature story ideas, and encourages on-site event coverage. Produces hometown highlight releases and features, which promote student-athlete accomplishments; Contributes feature articles for alumni and development office publications, edits sports pages of these publications, and updates editorial and photos for college admissions publications. Develops the College’s sports marketing identity and ensures consistent usage in conjunction with the public relations office. Writes and oversees production of media guides and game-day programs for varsity teams; Assists the Sports Information Director with the College’s annual Pioneer Hall of Fame/Senior Student-Athlete ceremony. Nominates student-athletes for College, community and national awards; Will assist the Sports Information Director with special projects and initiatives as assigned; Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYS License Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses. Will be required to attend van training annually; May perform other related duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of communications; Previous experience working in an athletic media relations office is preferred; The candidate must possess excellent writing and communications skills; Must have StatCrew and/or NCAA LiveStats software experience; Adobe Creative Suite and college basketball statistical experience preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.