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P/T Sports Information Specialist

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Category:
Athletics - Athletic Administration
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
Salary: $18.00 Hourly

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Part-Time Staff

Job Number: 25HRL999-02

Division: Athletics

Department: Athletics Administration

Opening Date: 07/02/2024

Position Announcement

Under the direction of the Associate Athletics Director of Media Relations, the Sports Information Specialist will be responsible for distribution of press releases for the Utah Tech University Athletic department. The Sports Information Specialist will manage and update Athletic Department's social media platforms, and provide maintenance of athletic websites. Assist the Associate Athletic Director and the Sports Information Coordinator in any media related tasks.

Responsibilities
  • Assist the Associate Athletic Director - Media Relations (Sports Information Director) with a variety of tasks connected to all aspects of athletic communications for UT's 15 intercollegiate athletic programs.
  • Provide sports information game management assistance for all Utah Tech home events. 
  • Serve as primary media contact for M/W soccer, women's tennis and women's track and field, along with other duties as assigned.
  • Create and distribute press releases to the media, community, alumni and Utah Tech faculty and staff to further develop Utah Tech in the local community, the State of Utah and the Nation.
  • Develop relationships with all local and state media outlets in order to garner additional coverage of Utah Tech athletic teams in the form of game day event coverage, interviews, photo requests, etc.
  • Overall in-house management of all official Utah Tech social media outlets (department and individual athletic programs) to promote department news, along with graphic, photo and video content.
  •  Continual maintenance and updating of the Utah Tech website: UtahTechTrailblazers.com.
  • Respond to the conference office(s), conference institutions, and any other institution's request for pertinent information.
  • Maintain up-to-date records on all events and alumni related to UT Athletics. This would include both past and present athletes and the development of archives.
  • Gather and disseminate information on UT athletes such as hometowns, interest stories, practice progress, pre-game stories, brochures, pamphlets, etc.
  • Possible travel with teams for away contests.
  • Adhere to all NCAA, Western Athletic Conference and Utah Tech University rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field required.
  • Minimum one year experience in media relations/sports information preferred.
  • Skill in graphic design, particularly in Adobe Suite, along with all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experienced in NCAA Live Stats (Football/Basketball/Volleyball/Soccer), and ability to manage scorer's table crews and press boxes.
  • Working knowledge of SIDEARM Sports website maintenance.
  • Experience with promotion via social media preferred (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Threads/YouTube).
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to gather, manage, and impart information to the media and various other internal and external audiences.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to create, compose, an edit written materials.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
  • Knowledge of sporting press box procedures, techniques, facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Part-time hourly staff (overtime-eligible) position, working up at least 20 hours per week (up to 29). Hourly rate of $18.00/hr. Free access to Employee Assistance Program thru Blomquist-Hale and HPC Fitness Center/Recreation facilities; see https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/newemployee/getting-started/new-trailblazers/ for list of part-time staff employee benefits.   Desired start date of August 1, 2024.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position has been filled.    

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITYUtah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.  Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore -titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://titleix.utahtech.edu/or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at https://utahtech.edu/right-to-know/andhttps://police.utahtech.edu/clery-act/.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

Benefits

Utah Tech University offers a variety of miscellaneous benefits and discounts to employees, both for use on-campus and off-campus. No other benefits are offered for this position.
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