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Athletic Communications Assistant

Company:
Assumption University
Job Location:
Worcester, 01609-1296
Category:
Athletics - Athletic Administration
Type:
Full-Time

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Company Description:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply.

The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city."

Job Description:

BASIC PURPOSE: This position is responsible for assisting with the operation of the communications department of a comprehensive NCAA Division II athletics program which enhances and supports the student's liberal arts education in support of the mission of the University.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Is the primary athletic communications contact for a number of the University's intercollegiate athletic programs, as assigned by the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing.
  2. Designs, writes, edits, and produces brochures, game programs, and printed materials for the department, following Assumption University's brand messaging and graphic standards.
  3. Writes and submits news releases and produces information for the media regarding newsworthy sports items.
  4. Performs accurate statistical analyses of student-athlete and team performances and reports results to staff personnel and representatives.
  5. Assists with media coverage of games and game management for all intercollegiate sports (i.e., scorers, timers, and other professional personnel).
  6. Assists in the maintaining of organized and accurate historical records.
  7. Assists in producing and maintaining all aspects of photography (i.e., team and individual photographs, special events, etc.) by using current technology (i.e., digital, etc.).
  8. Manages and directs student workers as assigned.
  9. Helps manage and update the Athletic Department website by providing data and materials for general viewing and up-to-date scores and schedules, rosters, and historical materials utilizing current technology.
  10. Assists in the coordination of all media-related responsibilities for a number of home athletic events.
  11. Prioritize attendance at university events such as Student/athlete Candlelight, Hall of Fame Dinner, Athletics Awards Night, Orientation, Graduation, etc.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing.

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Design experience preferred.
  • 1-2 years of athletic communications experience required.
  • Demonstrated skill with current technologies.

Additional Information:

SCOPE:

  • Maintains ongoing contacts with representatives of the various media outlets; communicates regularly with university students, faculty, and staff.
  • Helps maintain an extensive photographic and video library of all student-athletes, past, and present.
  • Prepares and submits news releases throughout the year for their assigned sports.
  • Possesses and understands the many skills required for the profession, i.e., journalistic, graphic design, photographic, video and electronic media, computer program, application, and networking.

Application Instructions:

Please be sure to submit your cover letter addressing qualifications for this position along with your resume.

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