Job Summary: The Assistant Athletic Director for Communications oversees and manages all media and communication aspects of the Bethel College Athletics department. This position is a Full-Time, 12-month position responsible for carrying out all Sports Information Director duties. The administrator will carry out essential functions of the athletics department by creating and managing elite gameday environments for our student-athletes to be a part of and our fans to experience.
Essential Functions: •Support the mission, vision, & values of Bethel College •Perform all duties required of a Sports Information Director included but not limited to: website content, written game and all athletic articles, organizing and taking stats, livestream set-up and management, social media oversite of all accounts, digital graphic creation, film editing of live events. •Help facilitate and organize athletic fundraising events/processing including E-team, booster club, hometown heroes, and athletics golf tournament •Oversee athletic gameday set-up crew •Oversee Threshpy end of year athletics awards show committee •Set-up for all home gameday events •Help at KCAC Championship Events •Ensure accuracy of all stats for Bethel events and maintain historical records for the college department •Manage the Bethel Athletics Website •Nominate Bethel Athletes and staff for conference and national awards •Facilitate athletic gameday activities/promotions while working with local community organizations to enhance community involvement and fan attendance at Bethel Athletic activities •Work closely with the Athletic Director, Coaches, and Marketing and Communications Department on all media necessities •Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn and adapt to changing work processes, including moving from in-person to remote work and back, as necessitated by College policy or as directed by the supervisor •Satisfy the duties of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) relating to Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and Mandated Reporter relating to Title IX and the Bethel College Equal Opportunity, Harassment, & Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures •Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position •Comply with Bethel College policies and procedures
Secondary Functions: •Perform other duties as determined by the Director of Athletics
Experience: •Athletic administrative work, high school or college, required •Collegiate sports information director experience preferred (Graduate Assistant or Full-Time)
Certification & Licensure: •First Aid/CPR certification (must be active within 60 days of employment), required •Valid driver’s license, required
Necessary Skills: • Effective leadership displayed within public speaking skills and events • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong team management skills • Strong attention to task oriented details with self-motive ambition • Strong organizational skills with ability to be self-directed • Proficient photography and videography skills • Proficient graphic editing skills (previous Photoshop experience preferred) • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs • Proficient in Google Drive programs • Proficient in management of website material/content creation (previous SIDEARM experience preferred) • Proficient in live-stream set-up/facilitation of events (previous BlueFrame experience preferred) • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of a dynamic athletic department • Ability to collaboratively work in a team driven athletic department environment • Ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The essential functions of the position require: • Minimal lifting (up to 25 lbs.) and reaching • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one facility or building location to another • Ascending and descending stairs • Ability to perform tasks both sitting and standing for extended periods of time • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as telephone, calculator, copy machine, and printer for extended periods of time • Ability to view and utilize a computer monitor for extended periods of time • Ability to function well in a standard office setting • Outdoor work environment • Medium/indoor work environment
About Bethel College
As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.