Sports Information Program Director

Job description

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Summary
The Sports Information Director (SID) is responsible for all aspects of media and sports information relating to University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) intercollegiate athletics. The SID is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by UCCS, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), and the NCAA. This is a 12-month full-time exempt appointment that requires a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends and potential travel with teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary communications contact for athletic teams as assigned.

  • Production of media guides, game programs, press releases and supporting materials

  • Perform required game day duties.

  • Maintain and update the UCCS athletics website.

  • Maintain permanent and complete records for Mountain Lion athletic programs.

  • Social media manager.

  • Work directly with the NCAA and RMAC for all sports information related matters including but not limited to statistics, awards, department acknowledgements, legislation, etc.

  • Coordinate athletic live-stream programming.

  • Assume other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in writing event previews, recaps, and feature stories.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information with accuracy.

  • Demonstrated computer competency and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), StatCrew statistical software, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and other campus databases.

  • Ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing materials, and interacting effectively with members of the athletic department and the campus community.

  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and ability in supervising, advising, training, and evaluating of student employees, volunteers/interns.

  • Effective and professional communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to write and edit, preparing all documents efficiently.

  • Ability to multi-task, plan, organize and execute day-to-day operations; work under deadlines and maintain a detail-oriented and highly confidential approach to each task.

  • Ability to prioritize and delegate the flow of work daily.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $37,250.00

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' Degree in Communications, Sport Management, Athletic Administration, Business, Marketing, or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • Previous experience in a similar role within an Athletic Department or in higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by July 24, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential)

Job Category: Athletics

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40009 - IntercollegiateAthleticsAdm

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 10, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sandee Mott

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00723941





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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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