Assistant Athletic Director for Communications/Media Relations

Job description

Allegheny College invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Media Relations.  This is a full-time senior level administrative position reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation. Allegheny offers full health and retirement benefits in addition to a competitive salary range.  A proud member of NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference, Allegheny sponsors 23 varsity intercollegiate teams in addition to a tremendously strong comprehensive recreational program. Two full-time professional staff members are also provided within this area.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Write and edit news releases and feature stories
  • Oversee and edit athletic department website
  • Compile statistics and file regular reports as required by the NCAA and conference office
  • Coordinate the production of athletics publications, including recruiting brochures, newsletters, game programs, and schedule cards
  • Coordinate special programs such as the Hall of Fame and Senior Student-Athlete Recognition
  • Nominate student-athletes, coaches, and teams for regional and national accolades
  • Manage the department’s social media presence across multiple platforms
  • Supervise two full time professional staff members and a full compliment of student work study staff
  • Represent athletic department among various campus communications and marketing constituencies
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

The ideal professional will work closely with the Athletic Director to create and execute a strategic athletic communications and marketing plan. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to implement our department and College mission and vision through positive leadership, collaborative skills and demonstrated desire to cultivate relationships; must have the ability to solve problems, make decisions, prioritize ongoing and new projects successfully.  Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, strong managerial and interpersonal skills within an extremely motivated, team-oriented atmosphere. Relevant BA or BS required, Masters preferred; 3-5 years experience of athletic administration strongly preferred.

One of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application with resume, and three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or [email protected].  Please place “Assistant AD Search” in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The ideal candidate will be able to start as soon as possible. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 11/7/2018
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