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University of Scranton
Athletics Communications Assistant

Job Purpose
Serve as the primary contact for nine of the university’s 23-sport NCAA Division III program and assist the Athletics Communications Manager in the overall development and implementation of the athletics communications office through media relations, press releases, media guides, web sites, and any other print & electronic methods available. The University of Scranton is an NCAA Division III program (non-scholarship) and is a member of the Landmark Conference.

Essential Duties   
  • Serve as the primary contact person for the softball, women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and women’s lacrosse teams
  • Submit reports to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Landmark Conference, as required of each organization
  • Oversee and administrate the university’s Athlete of the Week and Royal review programs
  • Update and maintain the university’s web site for the sports listed above
  • Assist in the administration of the annual Wall of Fame program and Senior Student-Athlete Banquet
  • Write and edit press releases and game previews/recaps of the above sports that will be sent to the electronic and print media and to be published on the university’s web site
  • Promote & market the university’s athletics program through video editing and video streaming of athletic events
  • Manage and assist with event management for home athletic events
  • Updating bios of players for 23 sports for website (400+ student-athletes)
  • Updating of career stats and records for all sports
  • Working on developing career baseball stats (No stats prior to 2000)
  • Develop career stats for baseball, tennis, and golf
  • Organizing photo archives
  • Handling publication update requests (marketing, alumni, admissions, etc.)

Additional Skills Required   
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of Athletics
  • Excellent organizational & managerial skills;
  • Web-site management
  • Ability to work closely with Assistant Athletic Directors & Coaches
  • Must have working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Stat Crew statistical packages, photography, and iMovie
  • Must have the ability to work nights and weekends when required and have the ability to travel
  • Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education Requirements   
Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Communication, or Public Relations is required.

Preferred Education   
Master’s Degree is preferred.

Minimum Job Experience Requirements   
Two years of experience in electronic or print media is required.

Preferred Qualifications   
Experience in athletics or higher education is preferred.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Schedule/Work Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional hours as required.

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Annual Schedule: 12

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