Sports Information Director

Northampton, Hampshire County
Apr 17, 2014
Sports Information Director Athletics Smith College Smith College is accepting applications for a Sports Information Director. Reporting to the Assistant Director the Sports Information Director organizes and operates the Office of Sports Information in support of the athletic & recreation department; promotes the program to students, parents, alumnae, faculty, media and other constituencies; and compiles and maintains participation records for athletes. This is a full-time, academic year position. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Communicate information regarding the athletic program to the public and promote Smith College athletics in local, regional and national media as well as to other public audiences; including but not limited to alumnae newsletters, on campus publications, schedule cards, press releases, web pages, game programs. Write and edit publications and comprehensive recruiting brochure. Compile and maintain statistical information for individuals, coaches and teams (annual and historical cumulative). Identify and publicize athlete and coaching milestones. Maintain a pro-active approach for awards by creating an awards list and nominating appropriate candidates. Exchange sports information with other institutions with whom we compete. Assist in day-to-day administration of department. Assist in coordinating planning, promoting and managing of athletic events. Supervise athletic events as assigned. Compile and maintain participation records for athletes. Coordinate/supervise special events as assigned. Be knowledgeable of and abide by all college policies, NCAA (division III) policies, and conference requirements. Follow established guidelines and procedures for NCAA and NEWMAC. Participate in conference meetings. Complete various team and individual reports to the NCAA, ECAC and NEWMAC. Plan, direct, and lead Office of Sports Information. Prepare budget and control spending for the Office of Sports Information. Organize, direct, and staff contest event management for the functions of taking statistics. Hire and train work study student staff to assist. Coordinate efforts with other members of event management team. Train and supervise the work of graduate assistants. Manage the Pioneer Hall of Fame nomination, selection, and induction activities. Provide research for all nominations. Create and distribute publicity for induction. Develop programming for induction. Manage sport photography including taking photographs and/or hiring a free lance photographer. Prepare reports, draft responses, or perform other administrative duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree, and three to five years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Prior experience in higher education setting strongly preferred Skills: Ability to organize and prioritize work, take initiative, resolve problems, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent communication skills - listening, verbal, written and interpersonal - with demonstrated ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality; ability to communicate with all levels of the department and organization; knowledge of MS Office; competent problem-solving and project management skills. Ability to set annual goals and work towards achieving them. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, apply online at Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.