Operations, Operations - Event Management, Operations - Sports Information
4 Year Degree
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Assistant Sports Information Director/Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the marketing and communication and diversity efforts of the Department of Athletics. This position will assist in the communications of the Department of Athletics and its 20 varsity sports programs including game day sports information functions and assist the College’s diversity efforts by assisting in the development and publication of programming. This individual will report to the Director of Sports Marketing and Communications for all sports information and promotional functions and will report to the Associate Director of Athletics for diversity initiatives. This individual must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills in order to work with others inside and outside of the College.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
Management/Oversight: Assist in the hiring and oversight of student-workers and interns for office and contest functions. Serve as the primary contact for specific programs each season. Oversee student and staff volunteers in regards to diversity programming. Provide departmental professional development regarding diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Website Content Manager: Assist in the maintenance and updates to the athletics website: GoEarlham.com. Write previews and recaps for all assigned programs and assist with shared programs. Publicize award-winners and other athletics department news for assigned programs. Keep coaches and student-athlete bios and rosters updated for assigned programs. Maintain updated seasonal and historical statistics.
Game Day Management: Assist in the oversight of game day operations that pertain to sports information. Provide/supervise in-game statistics for applicable sports per NCAA statistic regulations. Upload statistics for fan viewership for applicable sports and archive statistics for past contests on the athletics website. Coordinate video broadcasts for all applicable sports. Provide and post action photos for home athletic contests.
Social Media: Assist in the development and implementation of a social media marketing plan for athletics. Post appropriate diversity and inclusion initiatives and programming via social media accounts. Assist in managing the Department of Athletics social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, and Snapchat for assigned sports. Post stories, updates, photos, important information, etc. on all social media accounts for assigned programs. Assist with discovering and developing ways to engage with followers and fans.
Design and Promotional Materials: Create game day programs and notes for home contests of assigned sports. Create previous and recaps for assigned sports. Create and post graphics for victories, score recaps, and others as needed. Assist in the creation of advertisement and highlight videos. Design diversity and inclusion programming and informational materials. Assist in writing and producing the monthly Diversity Progress campus newsletter.
Campus Collaboration: Assist with working in conjunction with the office of Marketing and Communications to promote the College. Work with Marketing and Communications to coordinate head shots of the student-athletes and coaches and team photos for assigned sports. Serve as the Department of Athletics representative on the College’s Diversity Progress Committee which meets once a week and report information as needed. Serve on search committees for positions across campus. Work with Student Life and the Multicultural Center to provide programming to the campus community. Encourage student-athlete and athletics staff engagement in initiatives and programming specific to diversity and inclusion. Assist in writing diversity and inclusion procedures and policies for the Department of Athletics.
Bachelor's degree in a related field (Sport Management, Journalism, Communications, etc.) required
Experience in a collegiate athletic communications/sports information office is required. Experience in journalism or media relations is preferred.
Interest and passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives and working in a diverse environment.
Strong computer skills and experience with statistics programs and website maintenance is required.
Social media experience is required and social media marketing experience is preferred.
Strong ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Willingness to work nights and weekends.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people
This position is funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. The position is guaranteed for two academic years and includes a generous stipend for professional development and other benefits.
All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Earlham College
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)Faculty a...t Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.The Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.