Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
Under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director, the Assistant Director of Athletics Communications will work closely with the Athletic Communications Director to promote the Department of Athletics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, producing game recaps, news releases, and feature stories, compiling and keeping statistics, assisting with video and graphic design production, staffing home events, and campus engagement. The incumbent will serve as a contact for several sports and oversee special projects as needed. This is an NCAA grant funded position.
Assist in the maintenance of the Athletics website and all social media outlets pertaining to Hawks Athletics.
Prepare press releases and game stories to be published on the rwuhawks.com website, as well as distribution to external media including social media sites.
Utilize the Stat Crew Program to fulfill statistical requirements for the Commonwealth Coast Conference and NCAA.
Produce storytelling articles and video for the website and social media to strengthen the visibility of Athletics on campus and in the community.
Conduct pre- and/or post-game interviews with coaches and student-athletes.
Assist in home event management by providing oversight of online streaming of contests and score table.
Assist with marketing and promotion of athletic events on campus and on social media.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Experience with, or the ability, to master programs such as StatCrew, Abobe Design Suite, and website content management systems such as SideArm.
Ability to communicate effectively across all forms of media.
Willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
This position is made available through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant 2018-2020. To meet the grant requirements, the incumbent must identify as an ethnic minority and/or woman. For the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic minorities are described pursuant to the Federal guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Must be available to travel to Indianapolis July 26-27, 2018 for NCAA orientation.
Salary and Availability: $23,660 annual salary, full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month position. On-Campus housing is included in the benefits package. The internship runs for two years beginning August 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020. An additional $3000 will be provided by the NCAA for professional development opportunities. This position is made available through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant 2018-2020.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
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