New York Institute of Technology seeks an Assistant Athletic Director, Strategic Communications in accordance with NCAA, East Coast Conference and University Rules, Regulations and Policies. Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics and serving on the Department of Athletics Senior Management Team, the Assistant Director will oversee all aspects of the Athletic Communications Unit ensuring the maintenance and adherence to the philosophies and regulations of the conference, NCAA and University for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Responsibilities include: Attend home and away contests and inform news media of game results. Keep statistical data; oversee announcing of games, music and game management of all home contests. Assist visiting teams with media and post-game requests. Write post-game news releases on all home athletic contests and release to all pertinent media outlets. Assist in securing game day staff for home contests. Maintains daily contact with coaches, the athletic director regarding sports coverage. Update athletic department social media channels regularly and accordingly. Produce and direct game day broadcasts. Photography of student-athletes, coaches and staff in game. Update athletic department social media channels regularly and accordingly. Develop and execute a long-term vision for the communication functions of the department. Positively impact and elevate the New York Tech brand. Assist in timely distribution of pre-game information to opponent’s schools. Arrange for media and statistical information duties to be taken care when you cannot attend road games. Report statistical information to the NCAA and East Coast Conference, update and input team rosters and schedules on the NCAA website. Submit nomination on behalf of student-athlete and coaches for conference, regional and national awards. Supervises preparation of hometown news stories on players, and provide feature articles for various media outlets. Place stories, arrange for local and area news media, and coordinate hometown publicity. Coordinate and arrange all photography, including individual head, team shots and action shots of home athletic contests. Create and implement a filing and organization system of team records, information and statistical data. Coordinate alumni affairs including department newsletter and work alongside Hall of Fame committee on the annual induction ceremony. Supervise the work of student sports information interns who also may perform any of the functions described herein. Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedure, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, East Coast Conference and the NCAA General maintenance of all athletic department social media channels
Additional Duties: Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Athletics (Cubs to Bears, SAAC, Special Events: Awards Dinner, Golf Outing, Hall of Fame; etc.)
Website Maintenance; Collect and organize individual biographical information on players, and provide feature articles for various media outlets. Perform proper maintenance and updating of NYIT’s athletic website, including the daily posting of team results and information, the updating of athletic staff, student-athlete and coaches biographical information, team rosters and schedules.
Create programs for all home athletic contests, which contain rosters of both teams, team information and promote the athletic department and the teams. Write, design, and edit sports information media guides, athletic brochures, team schedule cards and any printed material for the athletics department.
Perform any necessary duties when teams advance to post season and NCAA tournament play. Attend all playoff and NCAA tournament games, both at home and on the road.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.
Minimum of three years’ experience in athletic communications, media relations, public relations or applicable field.
Three plus years in a NCAA Division I or II program, conference office or professional sports preferred.
Ability to exercise creating and innovative thinking and have a firm pulse on audience demographic
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
Ability to perform detail oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse population
Ability to collaborate in a complex environment
Ability to supervise, manage and delegate accordingly to 2 Graduate Assistants
Recruit high skilled graduate assistants when necessary
Excellent skills in writing, editing and the creation of publications.
Experience maintaining an athletically related website.
Experience working with various computer graphics. Design, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Stat Crew products, Genius Sports, Netito, Final Cut Pro, HTML, Windows/Mac OS preferred.
Management and supervisory experience needed.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
About New York Institute of Technology
he objective of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Services is to ensure the intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs represent and reflect the missions and goals of the University. By providing quality opportunities and programs that reflect high academic, moral and athletic standards, NYIT enables all student-athletes to maximize their personal potential. By providing challenging recreation opportunities and quality facilities for all members of the NYIT community, the department seeks to create a sense of community spirit and pride among all constituents – students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni.The department believes in providing community experiences and opportunities for the development of leadership and personal life skills and career growth.The purpose of the department is to:• Have NYIT represented by men and women whose conduct reflects credit upon the University, and who are bona fide students making normal progress in degree programs with appropriate academic counseling, advisement and support• Encourage scholarship, sportsmanship, fair play and a sense of responsibility among all athletes, students, faculty, the departm...ent staff and spectators at athletic events• Field disciplined and competitive athletes and teams that are recruited, coached and supported by skilled people dedicated to the observance of the spirit, as well as the letter, of all applicable rules• Schedule athletic competitions appropriate to the skills of the participants• Have the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Services recognized as a leader among ethical, nondiscriminatory and well-managed units committed to excellence• Provide appropriate health support for all intercollegiate athletes• Maintain intercollegiate athletics befitting a major university, and to accommodate the athletic, fitness and recreational needs of a diverse university community• Operate a fiscally responsible department of the University, which adds to the University’s overall success with minimal financial impact