State University of New York at Oswego Director of Athletic Communication
The Department of Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month staff position.
Posting Date: January 14, 2020
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:
Description of Responsibilities: The Director of Athletic Communication will be responsible for the overall management of the Athletic Communication Office. The individual will plan, organize and execute the work flow of the office.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Create and maintain content for the Intercollegiate Athletics Department website.
Act as primary contact to all media.
Produce timely press releases and score reporting, game/athlete stories, game programs, media guides and promotional pieces.
Develop and maintain team and individual statistical records and oversee exchange of information with conference offices, sport websites and the NCAA.
Responsible for managing all in-game operations for statistics, score keeping and public address for all home contests.
Recruit, train, and manage student staff and interns.
Develop and execute social media strategies.
Serve as the liaison between the Athletic Department and active campus media organizations.
Responsible for the maintenance of Oswego Athletics historical data including Hall of Fame.
Assist with game-day operations.
Interact effectively and respectfully with coaches, athletes, faculty, staff, students and community members.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Director of Athletic Communication will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Bachelor's Degree at time of application
Previous experience in a collegiate sports information office.
Statistical software experience.
Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgement, and manage projects with minimal supervision.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional work and service.
Experience working with diverse communities.
To Apply Submit:
Cover letter addressing qualifications including specifically how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion, and equity in this position or at SUNY Oswego
Copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
Contact information for three professional references (only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)
If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: Eric Summers, Search Committee Chair email@example.com
Background check required prior to appointment.
Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Description of Department: The Oswego State athletics department sponsors 24 intercollegiate varsity sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America's Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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