The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director for Media Relations. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits that reports to the Executive Director. The desired start date for this position is August 2016. The NESCAC is an 11-member NCAA Division III athletic conference with headquarters in Hadley, Mass.
Responsibilities: The assistant director will be responsible for all aspects of public relations/sports information activities and will assist with the overall operation of the conference. The assistant director will be expected to write and publish weekly reports and press releases; coordinate design, layout, and printing of conference directory, record book, and championship programs; maintain and update the conference website on a daily basis; disseminate conference news utilizing social media; coordinate, publish and submit conference statistics to conference constituents, media outlets, and the NCAA; respond to inquiries from the media and member institutions; oversee and manage the conference honors and awards program; promote student-athletes and members for regional and national awards; and coordinate meetings of the conference Sports Information Directors. Additional duties will include assisting with the administration of championships, licensing program, compliance, conference scheduling, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as well as attending conference meetings. Travel and some night and weekend work required.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and must be able to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. Applicants should have at least three years of work experience in collegiate sports publicity, public relations, athletics administration or related field and a strong desire to work in college athletics. Must be proficient in computer software programs including Word, Excel, Stat Crew, and Content Management (PrestoSports a plus) and have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Photoshop). Experience with video recording and editing software a plus. Must be able to support and promote the mission of the NESCAC and the conference’s 27 sports. Knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules preferred.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application: Interested applicants should submit (in PDF format) a letter of interest, résumé, three references and a writing sample no longer than one page to: Andrea Savage, NESCAC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NESCAC strives to foster a diverse community and encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 27 and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1971, the NESCAC consists of 11 private liberal arts colleges and universities. Member institutions: Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University and Williams College. The NESCAC sponsors 27 sports, 13 for men and 14 for women. More information about the conference and member institutions can be found at nescac.com.