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Harvard University
Associate Director – Athletic Communications

Looking for a full-time position in collegiate sports and the opportunity to build your sports media skills? Do you want to be part of an athletics program with a commitment to excellence both on and off the playing field? If so, we invite you to consider this position.       

Duties & Responsibilities
You will play a key role in helping to manage the office of Athletic Communications and publicize select varsity sports for the Department of Athletics. You'll help run the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Communications office and help implement a strategic digital outreach plan for all teams. You'll run the office and serve as Athletics department spokesperson in the absence of the Director. You will:
  • Communicate the student-athlete experience across multiple communications and marketing platforms, including print, digital and social media, multimedia, media relations, and internal communications.
  • Promote positive branding, handle press coverage, and plan and implement strategic communications to various constituents.
  • Support assigned sports to ensure that appropriate storylines are created and communicated; that statistics, schedules, rosters, game recaps and other information is communicated to the appropriate media outlets; and ensure that game-day programs and support materials are created.
  • Help to enhance both the external and internal image of the Athletics department.

Required Education, Experience, Skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • At least 5 years' work experience in sports media or public relations.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Proficiency with lay-out and design programs (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite); web technologies such as basic HTML; knowledge of in-game statistical programs (e.g., Stat Crew); Microsoft Word, Excel, and a database.
What We Offer
Harvard offers a team-oriented work environment as well as variety – we have 42 Varsity programs, more than any other Division I university in the country.  We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, generous paid time off, a retirement plan, free access to our athletic facilities and events, and employee discounts.   

Additional Information and How to Apply
All applicants for regular employment at Harvard must apply on line. Go to and search jobs for Req #43277BR, or click here:  

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