Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for an Athletic Assistant for Sports Information. The Sports Information Athletic Assistant will assist the Director/Sports Information with the coverage of the College’s 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Responsibilities include media relations, publications, statistics collection & 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 and Twitter 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, 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 the Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information 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. Produce hometown highlight releases and features, which promote student-athlete accomplishments.
Contributes feature articles for alumni and development office publications, edit sports pages of these publications, and update editorial and photos for college admissions publications. Develop the College’s sports marketing identity and ensure 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 Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information 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 Athletic Assistant Director/Sports Information with special projects and initiatives as assigned.
Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
May perform other related duties as assigned.
Utica College supports 25 intercollegiate sports – baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, golf, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball, and women’s water polo. The College’s athletics program has grown in number from 12 to the current number of 25 since 1998. In that time, the College has also constructed the multi-sport stadium Charles A. Gaetano Stadium, the Harold T. Clark Sr. Team Facility, the Pioneer Hockey Facility at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, and a track and field throwing facility.
The College is a member of the Empire 8 conference and ECAC West Hockey League.
• Bachelor’s Degree required. • Previous experience working in an athletic media relations office is preferred. • The candidate must possess excellent writing and communications skills. • Experience with StatCrew software and the Adobe Creative Suite are 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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: $6700 stipend. Contract is 10 months (August 1 through May 31). 12 graduate credit hours per year. On-campus or college-owned housing will be provided. If on-campus or college-owned housing is not available, a $400.00/month housing stipend will be granted.
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.