The Sports Information Director works closely with all staff in the Department of Athletics and Recreation to create content for the athletics website and social media channels, manage statistics and historical data on all varsity programs, promote competitions, and assist with game operations including staffing, livestreams, statistics, and other items as needed.
The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Creates content for the department website (www.bardathletics.com) and all department and team social media channels, including rosters, schedules, coach and student bios, game programs, competition recaps, special features, and more.
Assists Department staff in creating and implementing programs and content that enhances the visibility of athletics on campus and in the local community.
Attends most home athletic contests and administers aspects of game operations including all scorekeeping, music, and video.
Hires, supervises, and evaluates gameday staff including scoreboard operators, scorekeepers, livestream camera operators, spotters, and other staff as needed.
Submits nominations and oversees promotion of student-athletes and coaches for awards, including weekly conference honors, sport-specific awards, NCAA-wide distinctions and others.
Oversees photography (and hires professionals and/or students) for website, social media, brochures, and other promotional materials.
Reports necessary team and individual student athlete statistical information to the NCAA, Liberty League, New England Volleyball Conference, College Squash Association and additional national sport-related associations.
Attends required sports information meetings sponsored by the conference and national association (College Sports Communicators or CSC).
Maintains all statistics, archives and records for intercollegiate programs.
Supervises part-time staff (to include an Assistant Sports Information Director) gameday staff, contractors, student assistants, and others as needed.
Manages Sports Information department budget, including supplies, staff, travel, and all other expenses.
Candidates should have exceptionally strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Extensive experience with content creation and website management is required.
Must be proficient in StatCrew software for all varsity sports sponsored by Bard College.
Must be familiar with Division III rules and regulations, and the Division III philosophy for intercollegiate athletics.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Journalism, Writing, Sports Management or related discipline.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Bard is a private liberal arts college with approximately 1800 students, located 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River in Northern Dutchess County. Bard is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Skyline Conference (Liberty in fall 2011).