Assistant Director, Sports Communications

Lawrenceville, NJ
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Assistant Director, Sports Communications

Position Description:

Rider University Lifting Barriers

Rider University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) invites applications for an Assistant Director of Sports Communications. Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communications, this individual will handle media and publicity coverage of six sports and share in some responsibilities for wrestling, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball. The successful candidate will: promote Rider Athletics; maintain, update and edit the athletics website; write press releases for specific events including contests, events and awards; create social media content and update to platforms; and troubleshoot technology issues.

Position Requirements:

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree along with at least two years of sports communications experience at a college or university or other athletics entity. Individual must also possess: working knowledge of and a willingness to comply with NCAA and conference rules; excellent written and oral communications skills; experience with website content management system software and various statistics software; time management skills; knowledge of trends in sports communications and technology; strong knowledge of the rules of many different sports; strong computer, graphic design, video editing, social media and internet skills; and the ability to meet strict deadlines. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

A Master’s degree is preferred.

About Rider University:

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


Lawrenceville, NJ

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:


If yes, # of pounds.:

Less than 25 pounds

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Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs?:


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Divisional Unit:



Athletics External Operations

Position Type:


Employment Group:



12 months

Work Schedule:

Hours vary depending on time of year and events. Some nights, weekends and holidays.

Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

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