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Job Category:

Communications/Journalism


Position Title:

Sports Information Director


Position Description:

The Sports Information Director (SID) will serve as the primary media contact for all NCAA Division III varsity sports at Lesley University. The SID will be expected to market and promote Lesley athletics to the University community and also on the regional national level; compile statistics, reports, polls, schedules, standings, and championship information; maintain the department's official website; utilize social media to disseminate news about Lesley athletics; represent the institution at selected championship events; oversee the selection and publicity of all conference, regional, and national awards; develop and maintain all Lesley athletics archives and records; attend all administrative meetings of the department, and assist with department planning. Lesley is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the New England Collegiate Conference with 14 varsity programs, serving over 170 student-athletes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Actively markets and promotes the activities and accomplishments of the Athletics department (i.e., student-athletes, coaches, staff,) to the Lesley community and; also to the outside community on a regional and national basis. Ensures compliance with all NCAA and NECC rules and regulations as they relate to sports information. Plans, organizes and executes the work flow of the office with a high level of efficiency, timeliness, and accuracy. Maintains and improves the Intercollegiate Athletics Department PrestoSports web site. Produces timely press releases and score reporting, game/feature stories, game programs, media guides, and promotional materials. Updates and maintains statistics, post-game score reporting Submits qualified nominations for pre/post season awards for student-athletes, coaches, and staff at the conference, regional, and national level. Coordinates live stats, live web streaming and production of video content for the Athletics website. Effectively utilizes new technology such as video and social media to market, promote, and enhance the visibility of Lesley Athletics. Develops and maintains team and individual records and photo archives. Creates quality visual images and has competent photographic skills Coordinates with the Assistant Director of Athletics to recruit, train, and manage a student staff. Interacts effectively with coaches, athletes, faculty, staff, students, and community members. Assists the Athletics Director and staff as needed with other aspects of the athletic program. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, sport management or a related field; Master's degree preferred. One - three years of experience in a college sports information office as a full-time staff member. Experience with website content management systems (CMS), with Prestosports, InDesign, and using social media--i.e., Facebook, YouTube and Twitter is required. Proficiency in using MS Word, Stat Crew statistical software, Photoshop and desktop publishing software is required. Must be able to work independently, as well as contribute to a team work environment. Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail. Requires night and weekend hours. Valid driver's license with reliable vehicle needed for off-campus facilities. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Additional Information: BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. Application Information Please apply online: Contact: HR@lesley.edu Lesley University Online App. Form: http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=36206


Type of position:

Full-Time


Degree Requirement:

BA


Majors:

Communications/Sports Jrnlism


Salary Range:


Application Deadline:

01/02/2013


Employer Details:

Employer Name:

Human Resources

Company:

Lesley University

Industry:

Education

Site/Department:

Address:

29 Everett Street

City:

Cambridge

State:

MA

Zip:

02138

Phone Number:

617.349.8787

Website:

http://www.lesley.edu(Visit Website)


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