Job Title: Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations
Rhodes College has 23 NCAA Division III sponsored sports and are members of the Southern Athletic Association. The Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations (ADAMR) position is a two-year, 10-month NCAADivision III Ethnic Minority and Women's InternshipGrant appointment and reports to the Director of Athletic Media Relations. The ADAMR will be expected to effectively create new media content to promote the Rhodes College brand, assist in coordinating outreach and marketing efforts to increase event attendance, implement a fan experience and assist in coordinating special events.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for producing content and assisting with general marketing and sports information tasks and providing equal support to the entire athletic department while adhering to NCAA Division III compliance guidelines.
Manage aspects of the statistical processes for athletic events. Rhodes uses a variety of statistical programs for reporting statistics to the NCAA: Statcrew, PrestoStats, and NCAA Live Stats.
Provide supervision and mentorship to student workers.
Create new media content to promote Rhodes College Athletics through video/multimedia production, social media engagement, graphical design, and press releases.
Supports game-day management by setting up and taking down video and sound system equipment.
Develops and maintains the athletic department website including marketing and promotions, photography, and publications.
Assists with other duties as assigned.
This position will be the primary contact for several sports, to be assigned. Due to the grant regulations, there will be certain NCAA professional development opportunities the intern is required to attend.
The successful candidate must be experienced in addressing and identifying issues affecting ethnic minorities and women. For the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic minorities are described pursuant to the Federal guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
American Indian or Alaskan Native (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.
2-3 years of undergraduate experience in a sports information/athletic communications office
Basic video editing, social media and graphic design skills, problem solving, and experience using a video camera and DSLR camera
Experience writing publications
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a strong working relationship with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and other college personnel
Must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends throughout the school year
Valid driver's license and must be qualified to be insurable by the College
Postgraduate or internship experience in a sports information/athletic communications office
Experience compiling in-game statistics for football, volleyball or men's/women's lacrosse
New media experience, particularly on video editing
Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, and Photoshop
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume with 1-3 references, as well as a portfolio of graphic design and/or produced video content.
Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. This position also provides housing and a meal stipend. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.
Internal Number: 121157454
About Rhodes College
Educational Excellence In One of the South’s Most Vibrant CitiesAsk anyone who knows about Rhodes College and you will learn about this rare jewel among the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges. Rhodes’ students live and learn on a campus cited as one of America’s most beautiful. Quietly nestled among 110 acres of wooded charm and Collegiate Gothic stone buildings in an attractive residential section of Memphis, Rhodes is just minutes from a revitalized downtown where Beale Street (Home of the Blues) meets the majestic Mississippi River.The campus is within walking distance of the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis is the 20th largest city in the United States and offers a broad variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, good restaurants, malls, shops and great hangouts. As the region’s medical and business hub, Memphis provides students with many internship and research opportunities, as well as career and service opportunities.Rhodes’ educational excellence is well documented: US. News & World Report lists Rhodes in the Top Tier of America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Fiske Guide to Colleges names Rhodes one of the “best b...uys” among the nation’s leading institutions. Rhodes is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is also ranked among the top 100 colleges and universities in “Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America’s Top 100 Schools.”And, Rhodes is included in the Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Rhodes ranks 16th among southeastern liberal arts colleges.Rhodes has achieved this recognition through its long and steadfast commitment to provide its students with an education that challenges them to think critically, independently and creatively, that actively engages them in research and internships, and that connects them in meaningful ways to one another and the larger Memphis community.Rhodes brings together three major facets of learning seldom found at a single institution: Intellectual growth fostered by intensive interaction between students and faculty; Preparation for professional life supported by a unique internship program drawing on Memphis’ rich variety of opportunities; Personal values strengthened by being part of a diverse student body that adheres to a student-run honor code and regularly engages in service to the broader Memphis community. Rhodes’ faculty members are more than teachers. As Rhodes president William E. Troutt says, “They are gifted teacher-scholars who are challenging, engaging and connecting students in life changing ways. Rhodes graduates will tell you that where they are today comes from being inspired by inspiring teachers.”Rhodes’ students hold impressive academic and extracurricular credentials. Their mid-range SAT is 1200-1360 (ACT 27-31) with an average grade point average of 3.56. More than one-third were president of at least one high school club or organization and more than 20% were captains of a varsity athletic team. More than 7% were National Merit Scholarship finalists or semi-finalists, 8% were president of their class, 10% were valedictorians or salutatorians of their class and 9% were editors of their high school newspapers or yearbooks.The college’s 2,025 students are a diverse group, representing 46 states and 7 foreign countries. With 75% living on campus, they form a rich and vibrant community. They are keenly aware of social responsibility and are involved as volunteers throughout their college years. More than 80% of Rhodes’ students are active in community service in the greater Memphis area.Rhodes’ academic program offers its students a broad variety of programs. There are 18 departmental and 13 interdisciplinary majors leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree. Rhodes’ students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to develop their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and to appreciate broadly. With one faculty member for every 10 students, it’s easy to get to know teachers. Classes at Rhodes are small, with the average size being 14. Many, particularly advanced, courses are even smaller, promoting intensive interaction between and among students and faculty. Rhodes also offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad, gaining valuable insight into other people and cultures.Employment URL: http://www.rhodes.edu/hr/16721.asp