Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Director of Sports Information. The Sports Information Director is charged with managing sports information for 26 intercollegiate Division III programs. Responsibilities include media relations, publications, statistics collection and reporting. Gives general administrative support to the department of athletics with particular emphasis on the areas of compliance and sports information. The Sports Information Director (SID) will also assist in oversight of student-athlete eligibility and ensure individual player and department compliance with ECAC, UCHC, NCAA, and Empire 8 rules, regulations, and bylaws. The SID will direct the sports information department and will be responsible for sports information activities and staffing.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Files championship declarations and score reporting forms. May act as liaison to Empire 8 committee. Assists Athletic Director with written reports, departmental planning, and conference projects. Advises and oversee activities of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC); Maintains computerized statistics for varsity sports and oversees exchange of statistical information between UC, conference headquarters (NCAA, Empire 8, ECAC, UCHC, CWPA) related sport websites, and opponents. Responsible for staffing all home games with appropriate statisticians; Develops and maintains individual sport record books and maintains newspaper clippings file. Maintains UC Athletics web site, scores, team news, rosters, and schedules. Acts as primary contact to all media, reporting box scores and game stories, respond to media requests, suggest feature story ideas, and encourage on-site event coverage. Produces hometown highlight releases and features, which promote student athlete accomplishments; Contributes feature articles for alumni and development office publications, edit sports pages of these publications, and update editorial and photos for college admissions publications. Develops sports marketing identity and ensure consistent usage in conjunction with public relations office. Writes and oversee production of media guides and game-day programs for varsity teams’ Coordinates annual Hall of Fame and Senior Student Athlete Recognition and develop special game-day events in conjunction with community organizations, UC’s student activities office and residence life offices. Nominates student-athletes for college, community and national awards; Will assist the Director of Athletics with special projects and initiatives as assigned; Performs occasional other related duties as assigned; Maintains Athletic Department web page; Regular local travel is required to the Todd and Jen Hutton Sports and Recreation Center (dome) as well as the Adirondack Bank Center at the Aud.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field plus a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in collegiate sports information required; Knowledge of automatic scorebook statistical software (Stat Crew), Microsoft software, Adobe Creative Suite, website content management system; Statistical experience in football and ice hockey preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.