Responsible for the creation and effective execution of sports Information and engagement strategy across all aspects of the assigned athletics department sport teams and areas.
Exercises independent discretion regarding overall communication strategy for assigned sports.
Responsible for supervision of all operational aspects of program public relations. To include: - Authoring and promoting of all press releases and special news pieces - Organizing, conducting, and supervising all press conferences providing accurate information to our media partners - Obtaining coverage from media outlets - Determining media placement with targeted and most appropriate media outlets - Effective supervision and coordination with television, newspaper, and any other media requests, especially in the Central New York area - Maximizing the number of positive media hits and minimizing potentially negative communications with respect to athletics
Responsible for supervision of all operational functions on game day for assigned sports to include: - Production and authoring of game notes, programs and other printed material - Required to travel with assigned teams as needed in order to execute responsibility for statistics, game write ups, social media, press conferences and all media relations
Responsible for acting as the primary and official statistician.
Responsible for administration of the athletics website (gocolgateraiders.com).
Responsible for coordinating social media coverage and graphic design for assigned sport accounts.
Execution of communication strategy to fit within the broader context of Colgate's University-wide communications strategy and plan.
Responsible for collaboration with Assistant Athletics Director for Engagement & Events to promote attendance, viewership and support for assigned teams.
Responsible for creation of materials utilizing Photoshop software.
Responsible for implementing effective communications and promotions strategy of special events.
Responsible for providing effective guidance to special events as needed (e.g. Colgate Hall of Fame induction, All Sport Banquet, President's Club, Philanthropy events, National Girls and Women in Sport recognition).
Responsible for contributing information to historical archiving of statistics, rosters, and additional information in assigned sports.
Responsible for effectively serving as a contact for the Patriot League and ECAC Hockey for assigned sports.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include: - NCAA - Specific conference - Athletic department - University policies
Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence Athletics
- One to three years experience in a position with similar duties and/or skills. - Must be a strong communicator and writer, have experience with social media, familiarity with shooting and editing video or a willingness to be trained and a proficiency in desktop publishing (InDesign and Photoshop) and StatCrew software. - Must possess a collaborative style and the ability to work effectively within a diverse population. - Ability to work nights and weekends during athletic seasons as necessary is required. - Compliance with NCAA, Patriot League and Colgate rules and regulations is non-negotiable. - Knowledge and commitment to University, League and NCAA regulations; good communication and technology skills.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Colgate is an EO/AAE. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission.
Three or more years of college athletics communication experience, lead communications contact for specific sports highly preferred.
Bachelors degree required.
Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which they are aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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