The College of New Jerseys invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Game Operations. This position resides in the Athletic Department, within the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Executive Director of Athletics.
The Assistant AD for Communications and Game Operations is responsible for all communications initiatives for the Athletic Department and its 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. This individual has a wide range of responsibilities, which include team management, customer service, writing, editing, graphic design, social media, webpage management, archiving, marketing, promotions, proactive media pitching and the facilitation of interviews and questions. The Assistant AD will also be directly responsible for advising and executing the department’s awards and honors in collaboration with the larger team as well as supporting other department wide announcements and crisis/issues management.
The Assistant AD for Communications and Game Operations is the lead game management supervisor responsible for the coordination of game day staffing (internal and external), promotional events & activities, community outreach, special events and special announcements across the department’s 20 sponsored sports. Oversees staff supporting home contests. Interfaces with spectators, visiting teams, outside vendors and College stakeholders. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing NJAC Championships and NCAA postseason tournaments and competitions hosted by TCNJ.
This position also serves as the sport administrator for assigned teams. The Assistant AD is part of advancing the team through execution of goal development, collaboration and adherence to protocol as well as exemplary service and attention to detail in order to ensure that the office is proactively servicing all audiences. The Assistant AD will serve as a forward-thinking expert in the field that actively keeps abreast of trends and tools and helps educate the athletic staff to identify and seize opportunities that arise.
The College of New Jersey Athletic Department strives for excellence in providing a nationally competitive athletic and academic experience. We support the well-rounded student-athlete by developing the student-athlete academically, athletically and socially in preparation for life after college. We aim to recruit, advance and graduate student-athletes who are committed to personal growth, character development, serving the greater good of the campus and community, and embracing the ideals of the NCAA Division III Philosophy. The College of New Jersey provides equitable opportunities for men and women to participate in nationally competitive athletic programs under the guidelines of the New Jersey Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
· Strong abilities in writing, editing, web, written, social media and video content generation, proofreading.
· Understanding rules of all 20 intercollegiate sports and practicing judgement.
· Maintaining knowledge and keep up to date of technology trends and software necessary to execute responsibilities.
· Build and maintain relationships with internal and external constituents.
· Photography, photo editing and video skills preferred (Adobe Suite, Final Cut Pro, etc)
· Sports Information/Athletic Communications knowledge and experience
· Strong knowledge of athletic operations and game management
This position is a non-unit position and includes a comprehensive benefits package including pension, health, dental, prescription, generous sick and vacation leave. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and the names of three (3) professional references. Applications will be considered until position is filled. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools- Arts and Communication, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Education, Engineering, and Nursing, Health and Exercise Science - offer degree programs to 6,890 students; including approximately 740 graduate students. The College has a 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate, and a six-year graduation rate of 85 percent. TCNJ is ranked as one of the 75 most competitive schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the number one public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks TCNJ as a top-25 value in American public higher education. TCNJ's campus, recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country, is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, near the state capital of Trenton, and about an hour from Philadelphia and New York City.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.