Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Compensation: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
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ResponsibilitiesNew York Institute of Technology seeks an Assistant Athletic Director, Strategic Communications in accordance with NCAA, East Coast Conference and University Rules, Regulations and Policies. Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics and serving on the Department of Athletics Senior Management Team, the Assistant Director will oversee all aspects of the Athletic Communications Unit ensuring the maintenance and adherence to the philosophies and regulations of the conference, NCAA and University for Intercollegiate Athletics.Responsibilities include:Game Day:Attend home and away contests and inform news media of game results.Keep statistical data; oversee announcing of games, music and game management of all home contests.Assist visiting teams with media and post-game requests. Write post-game news releases on all home athletic contests and release to all pertinent media outlets.Assist in securing game day staff for home contests.Maintains daily contact with coaches, the athletic director regarding sports coverage.Update athletic department social media channels regularly and accordinglyProduce and direct game day broadcastsPhotography of student-athletes, coaches and staff in gameDaily/Pre-game:Update athletic department social media channels regularly and accordinglyDevelop and execute a long-term vision for the communication functions of the departmentPositively impact and elevate the New York Tech brandAssist in timely distribution of pre-game information to opponents schools.Arrange for media and statistical information duties to be taken care when you cannot attend road games.Report statistical information to the NCAA and East Coast Conference, update and input team rosters and schedules on the NCAA website.Submit nomination on behalf of student-athlete and coaches for conference, regional and national awardsSupervises preparation of hometown news stories on players, and provide feature articles for various media outlets.Place stories, arrange for local and area news media, and coordinate hometown publicity.Coordinate and arrange all photography, including individual head, team shots and action shots of home athletic contests.Create and implement a filing and organization system of team records, information and statistical data.Coordinate alumni affairs including department newsletter and work alongside Hall of Fame committee on the annual induction ceremony.Supervise the work of student sports information interns who also may perform any of the functions described herein.Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedure, as well as the rules nad regulations of the University, East Coast Conference and the NCAAGeneral maintenance of all athletic department social media channelsAdditional Duties:Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Athletics (Cubs to Bears, SAAC, Special Events: Awards Dinner, Golf Outing, Hall of Fame; etc.)Website Maintenance:Collect and organize individual biographical information on players, and provide feature articles for various media outlets.Perform proper maintenance and updating of NYITs athletic website, including the daily posting of team results and information, the updating of athletic staff, student-athlete and coaches biographical information, team rosters and schedules.Graphic Design:Create programs for all home athletic contests, which contain rosters of both teams, team information and promote the athletic department and the teams.Write, design, and edit sports information media guides, athletic brochures, team schedule cards and any printed material for the athletics department.Postseason:Perform any necessary duties when teams advance to post season and NCAA tournament play.Attend all playoff and NCAA tournament games, both at home and on the road.QualificationsBachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.Minimum of three years experience in athletic communications, media relations, public relations or applicable field.Three plus years in a NCAA Division I or II program, conference office or professional sports preferred.Athletic Communications; JournalismWeb MaintenanceAbility to exercise creating and innovative thinking and have a firm pulse on audience demographicAbility to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlinesAbility to perform detail oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse populationAbility to collaborate in a complex environmentAbility to supervise, manage and delegate accordingly to 2 Graduate AssistantsRecruit high skilled graduate assistants when necessaryExcellent skills in writing, editing and the creation of publications.Experience maintaining an athletically related website.Experience working with various computer graphics. Design, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Stat Crew products, Genius Sports, Netito, Final Cut Pro, HTML, Windows/Mac OS preferred.Management and supervisory experience needed.Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.Please submit cover letter & resume for considerationNew York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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