Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 08-01-2018
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001433
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities Vassar College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. This is a two-year benefit eligible, 10-month appointment with duties occurring from August 1 - June 1. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.
The successful candidate will assist the Director of Athletic Communications with the promotion of the department's 23 varsity sports and four varsity club teams. Duties include but are not limited to:
assist with the management of the athletics department's website
writing game recaps
cultivating positive relationships with media members
writing, editing, assisting in the design of graphics and video content for social media
assisting with day-to-day operations and other duties as assigned
Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League.
Qualifications Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree is required. Experience in an athletics communications or media relations setting as an undergraduate or professional. Demonstrated writing skills with prior experience in sports writing, sports copy editing, proofreading or desktop publishing. Must have ability to work on deadlines and handle several responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision. Experience and demonstrated proficiency with computers and desktop publishing programs on Macintosh and/or PC platforms. A valid and unrestricted driver's license is also required. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Experience with sport-specific software programs, such as StatCrew, and content management programs. Familiarity with SIDEARM-designed websites.
Experience with digital photography, videography, graphic design, video design and applying created content to social media platforms. Knowledge of emerging social media platforms. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References Other 1
Optional Applicant Documents Other 2 Other 3
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a cover letter, résumé, contact information for three professional references, and two work samples. (Word or PDF format required for all attachments). No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by June 15, 2018. For additional information please visit Vassar at www.vassar.edu.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.