POSITION SUMMARY: The Sports Information Director is responsible for maintaining a representative NCAA Division II athletic sports information office that supports student recruitment and enhances the educational experience and personal growth of the student-athletes. The Sports Information Director will manage the department based on strict adherence to the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Policies and Procedures. The Sports Information Director is responsible for conducting all activities in accordance with all state and federal regulations, accreditation standards and the University’s policies and procedures, all conference and NCAA regulations consistent with the highest ethical standards.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsible for all coordination of sports information, both to the media and SIU community. 2. Ability to work closely with all head coaches and staff, will report to the Director of Athletics. 3. Maintains and constantly updates the athletic web page and all subsequent pages of it. 4. Trains and supervises all student staff members. 5. Responsible for all accurate record keeping and reporting of statistics to the conference, NCAA, and media outlets. 6. Assist in all Home Game Management. 7. Various representation of the University at public affairs activities. 8. Responsible for all official athletic social media accounts, which includes the monitoring and updating. 9. Assist the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director with the implementation, direction, and reporting of all sports.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Director of Athletics Interacts with: external and internal constituents: potential students, parents, educators, vendors, and campus and University colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree required
First Aid and CPR certification and must remain current.
Pass annual NCAA recruiting exam
Valid Driver’s license/qualified to operate a passenger vehicle up to 12 or 15 passenger van consistent with university insurance regulations.
Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills required
Prior experience in athletics, preferably at the collegiate coaching level.
Goal oriented and highly ethical
Outstanding time-management skills with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with people from global, diverse cultures and different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Willingness to travel domestically or internationally occasionally to attend professional development and professional training.
Willingness to participate in University-wide calls across global time zones or occasional non-social hours.
Commitment to the balance of academic and athletic achievement and integration in a small university setting is essential.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Negotiable with Experience