This is an hourly, entry-level position that requires frequent work during evenings and weekends throughout the year. This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.
Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University ‘Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.
Colgate Athletics is seeking qualified candidates for its athletics communications assistant position. This 10-month position reports to the Director of Athletics Communications and assists with coverage of Colgate’s 25-sport Division I Athletics programs. Colgate is located in Hamilton, N.Y., and competes in the Patriot League and ECAC Hockey.
Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.
The Athletic Communications Assistant is the primary contact for a designated number of sports, including one premier winter sport.
Serve as NCAA Live Stats and StatCrew software operator for selected sports and primary contact for game day press box and press conference operations. Develop online materials to promote Colgate Athletics and selected teams. Interview coaches and student-athletes for online, written and social media content.
Coordinate with television, newspaper and other media outlets to promote student-athletes and coaches.
Collaborate with the multimedia and marketing departments to create best possible coverage of events.
Ensure effective updating and usage of social media and other related platforms for assigned sports.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
Experience using Microsoft Office products and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, etc.).
Highly motivated, goal- and team-oriented individual who is passionate about athletics.
Ability to manage various projects and meet hard deadlines.
Comfortable following directions and translating constructive feedback in their work.
Ability to lead, train, and supervise game-day student staff.
Can problem-solve and work independently.
Experience with NCAA Live Stats and StatCrew systems.
Previous experience within a collegiate Athletics Communications office.
A Bachelor’s Degree in sports management, communications, or related field is preferred.
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