The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner, Communications. The CCC is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in New England in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Current member institutions include Curry College, Endicott College, Gordon College, University of Hartford, Nichols College, Roger Williams University, Suffolk University, University of New England, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Western New England University.
The Assistant Commissioner is a creative, innovative and strategic critical thinker who will work to enhance the Conference’s existing media platforms, create new innovative ways to use different technologies to increase brand awareness and develop strong relationships with appropriate constituent groups internally with the membership and externally with regional and national media outlets. The successful candidate should have a background in strategic branding, digital and print communications.
Lead all aspects of publicizing the Conference through all media platforms including, but not limited to, promotion and publicity of all CCC programs and events.
Implement strategic planning of regular season coverage, championship planning, cultivation of relationships with external media, increasing social media awareness and followers, postseason media strategies and maintaining consistent communication with campus SIDs and other duties related to the promotion of all Conference-sponsored sports.
Oversight of the Conference’s external communications strategy and executes outreach plan with various constituent groups to elevate brand awareness. Candidate must have strong knowledge of social media platforms and trends to work collaboratively with internal/external constituents to increase awareness and followers.
Serve as the Conference’s contact to applicable institutional contacts with external oversight (sports information/media relations, social/digital media and marketing and broadcasting).
Develop, organize, and manage the conference’s awards processes including weekly honors, academic awards, all-conference processes, and preseason polls in addition to other awards as developed/requested.
Oversight of the promotional efforts of CCC student-athletes in contention for regional and national awards.
Oversight of the partnership with the Conference’s website provider and its contractual agreement.
Represent the CCC at conference meetings and national/regional meetings and conventions.
Assist with the preparation of meeting materials for all Conference meetings.
Assist with updating, maintaining, and distributing the conference policies and procedures.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Commissioner and/or Associate Commissioner.
Desired Qualifications include:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of 2-4 years of comparable experience in a media relations or sports information office being essential.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting to efficiently meet established goals and deadlines.
Ability to write, edit and produce press releases and media guides.
Knowledge and experience in maintaining a SIDEARM Sports-operated website, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and NCAA statistical programs is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication sk
Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in a detailed manner.
The position will be primarily remote but will be required to meet regularly with other Conference staff as directed. The candidate must live in or relocate to a location within the New England footprint. Regional travel, for Championships and Conference-sponsored events, plus night and weekend work is required.
This is a full-time exempt position, with benefits provided through Endicott College.
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in New England in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Current member institutions include Curry College, Endicott College, Gordon College, University of Hartford, Nichols College, Roger Williams University, Suffolk University, University of New England, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Western New England University. The Conference sponsors 20 sports (10 men's and 10 women's) as well as 19 Championships.