Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications

Employer
Mount Holyoke College
Location
South Hadley, MA

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Job Details

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; Evening and Weekend Hours Required 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications is responsible for assisting with the administrative duties of the athletics department specific to athletic communications and scheduling. The successful candidate will support the entire athletics department, working closely with all department members by providing support to the College’s thirteen varsity teams with regard to statistical record keeping, marketing and promotion of MHC’s student-athletes and athletics programs.

 

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

Communications
1. Manage office and student staff to support daily athletic communications and events.
2. Manage the athletic communications budget.
3. Responsible for athletic event management including in-game statistics and video streaming.
4. Record and distribute statistical information to the appropriate organizations.
5. Create, write, edit and publish all athletic publications.
6. Manage and update the athletic website.
7. Write, edit, and submit press releases for athletics and athletic events.
8. Manage athletics social media accounts.
9. Create graphics for social media, promotional posters, and banners.

Scheduling
1. Serve as department schedule coordinator for athletic contests.
2. Ensure coaches submit schedules that are complete and in compliance with NCAA and NEWMAC rules and regulations.
3. Communicate with necessary individuals within the Department to ensure resources are provided to contests as scheduled (e.g. facilities).
4. Responsible for scheduling officials for appropriate home contests.
5. Complete the annual NCAA Sport Sponsorship and Demographic Report.

Other Duties
1. Participate on Department and College committees as assigned.
2. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field and experience within communications/sports information field (graduate assistant positions and internships are acceptable) or a related field. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, or other design/video production software required.

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral and written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, work well under pressure, and work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree. Knowledge of statistical programs (E.G., Statcrew, Presto stats entry, Genius) preferred. Experience with a website redesign.

License/Certifications: N/A

Compliance Requirements: All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Annually, each department member must pass the NCAA Division III rules test and complete athletics staff sexual violence prevention training.

Physical Demands: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/ or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Sufficient clarity of speech required includes those which permit the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
Employee speaks with students and other faculty daily by telephone, e-mail, or in person on a daily basis.
Visual Acuity including color, depth perception and field vision.

Working Conditions: Regular evening and weekend hours are involved and the ability to travel is required.  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include

  • A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  • A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3 professional references
  • Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

    Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Organization

    Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective liberal arts institution with a long tradition of educating women for active engagement in the world. A diverse community of approximately 2000 students (13% international, 17% U.S. women of color), the College is committed to the creation of a powerful learning environment which seamlessly links the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of campus life in a way that affirms identity, builds community and prepares women for leadership in a pluralistic world.mount_holyoke_college1.jpg

    Mount Holyoke is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. The College, which has just completed the third year of an ambitious six-year strategic plan, is committed to educating a diverse community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world. Mount Holyoke is in a particularly strong position having received the highest numbers of applications in its history. Mount Holyoke is a member of the Five College Consortium (along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

    mount_holyoke_college2.jpgAs the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:

    • academic excellence in a global learning environment
    • a tight-knit, diverse, and international community
    • a worldwide network of alumnae
    • the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.

    Reputation
    Mount Holyoke College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. Mount Holyoke rates highly in a number of categories, among them "best classroom experience" (#6), "best college library" (#12), and "dorms like palaces" (#13).

    Students
    Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and nearly 70 countries. One in three students is an international citizen or African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Sixty-two percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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    Majors

    • 49 departmental and interdepartmental majors
    • Option to design your own major
    • 33 percent of all majors are interdisciplinary
    • Majors of current MHC students: humanities, 32 percent; social sciences, 42 percent; natural and applied sciences, 26 percent

    Class Size

    • 15 percent of classes have 10 or fewer students
    • 64 percent have 20 or fewer
    • 82 percent have 25 or fewer

    Student-to-Faculty Ratio
    9 to 1

    After College
    Six months after graduation, 86 percent of the class of 2008 were working or in school. Of those students, 16 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Typically, 75 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate/professional school within ten years.

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