Under the general direction of the assistant director of athletics for communications and in close coordination with the director of athletics, the assistant for sports information is involved in all aspects of gathering and disseminating sports information. The assistant director for sports information maintains regular contact with Hood College’s 22 NCAA Division III teams and coaches to provide information to the media, the campus and the public, and assists with the athletics website, video streaming and editing, social media and game day operations. Responsibilities include developing favorable media attention and images for the various sports teams, coaches and the athletic department utilizing a variety of communications, media and other appropriate outlets. Other opportunities for involvement in the athletic department include, but are not limited to, working with the Student-Athlete Diversity & Inclusion Board.
This position is being funded, in part, through an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. The Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant is a two-year grant program that provides funding for entry-level administrative positions at NCAA Division III institutions to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes assisting with the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Sports Information (100%)
Aid the assistant director in managing the budget for the sports information office.
Act as a liaison between the sports information office and the Office of Institutional Advancement regarding press releases for special events (i.e. Giving Tuesday).
Work with the assistant athletic director of communications and the compliance officer to make sure only eligible student-athletes are placed on web/statistical rosters.
Maintains statistical and historical records of athletic events and athletes.
Act as Hood College’s official statistician for select sports in the compilation and reporting of statistics on teams, individuals and coaches.
Compiles and maintains student-athlete and coach biographical information.
Aids with the video streaming of home athletic events.
Helps administrate the official athletic department social media accounts.
Assists in coordinating athletic photography.
Assists with media relations for select men’s and women’s athletics teams, student-athletes and coaches.
Researches, writes and edits news releases, features and copy about student-athletes, coaches and sports teams.
Produces athletic publications, including home game programs, schedules, etc.
Designs, provides content for and provides regular updates to hoodathletics.com.
Provides input for selection of Athlete of the Week and oversees accompanying feature story.
Assist in hiring, training, supervision of two graduate assistants and student staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to working in a liberal arts setting. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Sport Management, Journalism, English, Communications or Public Relations. Experience in athletic media relations and/or video editing a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail, Internet; desktop publishing, Adobe Creative Suite, PrestoSports and/or Sidearm content management system, video editing, and working knowledge of StatCrew, PrestoStats and/or NCAA Live Stats by Genius.
Proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.
Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email email@example.com or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Internal Number: ASSIS01744
About HOOD COLLEGE
Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college.
Hood offers 28 bachelor’s degrees, 25 concentrations, 47 minors, and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and law. Hood’s Graduate School serves the needs of Frederick and surrounding regions with 19 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 10 graduate certificate programs. The graduate programs provide leading-edge content in business, STEM, the humanities and education.
Hood is located in a fantastic college town; students are within walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants and a vibrant downtown. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor provides students countless internship and research opportunities.
The Blazers compete as a member of NCAA Division III and hold membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference.