The Sports Information Director is responsible for all facets of serving as the marketing and communications specialist for a 17-sport Division III intercollegiate athletic department.
Specific duties include: Serving as the primary media contact for the athletic department, compilation of game statistics, completion of reports and nominations for NCAA, GNAC and regional honors, oversight of event management, maintenance of the athletic website and social media platforms, and coordinating the video efforts and video streaming of the athletic department. Other duties include the dissemination of press releases, development of marketing strategies for the athletic department, maintaining the department’s historical archives and serving as the main caretaker of the Athletic Hall of Fame as well as any other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
This position may assume the title/role of Assistant Athletic Director or other designations based on qualifications and experience.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as primary media contact for the Athletic Department.
Supervises a staff of full-time Assistant Sports Information Director, Communications/Operations Assistant and Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant.
Assists in maintaining an accurate athletics website and social media presence for Albertus Magnus College inclusive of timely game updates, human interest features, video highlight packages, student-athlete, coach and staff biographies, etc.
Serves as primary statistician for home athletic events, including performance of in-game software for all home games (Presto Stats, NCAA Live Stats, etc.).
Assists in maintaining current, accurate and organized files for assigned sports. Files should include rosters, schedules, game results, statistical information, historical information and newspaper releases.
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the athletics department social media accounts, such as graphics and creative direction of platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Coordinates live broadcasts for home athletic contests.
Oversees in-game management staff such as photographers, videographers, graduate students, interns, work study, broadcasters, PA announcer and per diem staff (ex. Time it Right).
Provide and assist head coaches with game film files for external video viewing usage (ex. HUDL).
Assists in writing and reporting information for all games to local media and serves as a contact person for hometown media outlets.
Provides post-game statistics and synopses to opposing institutions, the GNAC Conference office, and NCAA.
Serves as lead marketing specialist for the Athletic Department for both on-campus and off-campus marketing, and liaison between the Athletic Department and Marketing and Communications Office.
Assist with college promotional collateral and event planning including Homecoming, Athletic Hall of Fame, Albertus Madness, Commencement, etc.
Three or more years of significant experience in a sports information environment.
Experience in intercollegiate sports information as it relates to public relations, marketing and promotions.
Knowledge and understanding of all NCAA and GNAC Conference guidelines for media requirements and compliance.
Proficiency in Adobe publishing platforms (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.).
Experience with in-game statistical programs (Genius, Presto Stats preferred).
Experience working with Content Management Systems for outsourced athletic websites, preferably with either the Presto Sports or Sidearm platforms.
Proficiency in use and knowledge of all social media platforms, specifically Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Proficient knowledge of full range of production techniques including graphics, photography, videotaping, editing methods and equipment.
Albertus Magnus College thrives as a diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,500 students in three distinct degree programs: traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate and master’s degrees. Through its liberal arts and professional educational offerings and its long- standing excellence in student-centered, values-based education, Albertus Magnus College is a shining example of modern day education. The Albertus campus provides a distinctive environment for students, faculty and staff. The College’s 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance to downtown New Haven, is located in one of the city’s most distinguished residential neighborhoods, Prospect Hill, which features both early 20th century mansions and modern architectural gems. Numerous academic, student services, and athletic facilities grace the campus, which serve as an attraction to prospective students. The Mission Statement of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application.