The Director of Communications is responsible for directing a comprehensive communications, media and public relations strategy for the College's Department of Athletics, including the creation and distribution of written and visual website content, photography, statistical compilation and analysis, maintaining historical archives and implementing social media initiatives for the department and assigned sports.
- Sport coverage responsibilities include: Writing event recaps, weekly press releases, update website, and distribute event recap and result to media organizations covering the team.
- Website updates include: Updating team and department schedules, coaches and player bios, rosters, specific sport releases, event recaps, feature stories and other information relating to assigned sports.
- Hire game day event operation staff, issue media credentials, and oversee press box/row operations at all home events.
- Sport Records & archives: Design, write and update team record books and maintain historical records for assigned teams.
- Assist with the coordination of the photography services for the Department of Athletics, which includes hiring photographers, scheduling photo shoots, and assisting with the maintenance of the photo library for the department.
- Coordinate interview requests for coaches and players. Travel to away competitions on occasion, to meet the needs of media covering the event.
- Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the College and its employees, and the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (including, but not limited to, NCAA Bylaw, Article 11 and its requirement to report all athletically-related income and benefits from sources outside of the College to the President) and of the West Coast Conference as now constituted or as may be amended in the future. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules and regulations. Immediately advise the Director of Athletics if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
Send resumes to Ryan Reggiani, Deputy Athletics Director at email@example.com
Bachelor's degree required, with experience/background in athletics prefered. Skills in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, StatCrew, Final Cut Pro, various website content management systems, various social media platforms, writing skills, communication skills, radio broadcasting, video streaming, knowledge of all game day equipment necessary to run event, photography skills. Must have excellent writing and editing skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with all levels of coaches, administrators and staff. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
About Saint Mary's College of California
About Saint Mary’s College AthleticsThe Saint Mary’s Department of Athletics sponsors 16 NCAA Division I championship sports with nearly 300 student-athletes that compete in the West Coast Conference. The Gaels boast 19 combined WCC championships and 30 NCAA Tournament appearances in their history. The men’s basketball program is the winningest program in California over the last decade and has won or shared three of the last six WCC titles, recently advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017. The women’s basketball team has won 20 games for six straight years, and the College annually ranks among the leaders in the WCC Commissioner’s Cup, including a second-place finish a year ago and a third-place finish this year.