Assistant & Associate Communications/Sports Info/Media Relations Dir (perm.)
The Assistant Sports Information Director assists the Sports Information Director with the promotion and publicity of all Briar Cliff varsity sports. Responsibilities include sports information, web content management, publishing game notes and other materials, social media, stats, event and game management and communication with the media.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Assist the Sports Information Director in all aspects of running an efficient and effective operation with a primary focus on digital media and content development
Serve as the primary media contact for select athletic teams including stating live events, award nominations, and assisting in social media content
Produce news releases for pre-game publication and post game results
Develop and maintain BCU athletic website with schedules, game notes, game recaps and scores
Assist and oversee the press box/or scoring tables for athletic contests and manage professional and student staff
Archiving player and game statistics and assist in maintaining and updating record books for select athletic teams
Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community
Assume additional administrative responsibilities within Athletics Department such as ticketing, season passes, etc., as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency writing with design software programs: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
Experience working with statistical software such as PrestoStats and DakStats
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings.
Perched on a scenic hilltop in northwest Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1100 students. Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all. Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés – it shapes their character.