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Associate Director, Athletics Communications & Social Media

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Job Description

Provides external and internal communication to support and publicize the Colorado College athletics programs and their student-athletes; represents the college in all dealings with the media at the national, regional, and local levels that cover CC Athletics; directs social media strategy for assigned sports and assists with social media efforts for the department; maintains the press table and statistical crews during events, writes stories and updates results on deadline at the conclusion and posts to website and social media platforms; supervise interns and student workers.

Anticipated Salary Range: See Pay Information below

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary athletics communications contact for several assigned Division III sports; assist with athletics communications needs for the two Division I sports (hockey and womens soccer); maintain CCTigers.com website daily, including editorial content and design elements; create game stories and update statistics from all contests immediately following the conclusion of each event; pursue promotional opportunities for the college through awards, honors, and involvement on campus and in the community; write biographies for student athletes for assigned sports, including career, single-season, and single-game statistics and images.
  • Coordinate and lead the strategic use of social media to promote Colorado College Athletics; direct the activities of the Departments Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites.
  • Assist with a comprehensive and timely presence on the internet, including website, social media, graphic design, video editing and production; responsible for uploading and archiving individual, team and department digital content to secure storage for internal and external use.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing to maintain the branding and visual standards pertaining to the creation of graphics, photography, and video projects for content creation/branding on digital and social media platforms; collaborate with the colleges Office of Communications and Marketing regarding campus events/news when necessary.
  • Prepare for and staff assigned Division III athletic events, as well as some Division I events including design, layout and production of game programs; set up, activate and monitor statistical programs that provide live stats on the Web; coordinate live video for streaming of home events, and troubleshoot audio and visual problems as they occur; supervise interns/students who work with social media, stat crews, live stream announcers, and public address announcers.
  • Coordinate video and photography (action, individual portrait, and team pictures) for assigned Division III sports; hire and manage a freelance photographer, coordinating shoots and selecting which photos will be used or made available for use by the media; edit and catalog photos for all varsity sports for multiple uses and respond to requests from media outlets, conferences, the NCAA, and coaches associations; monitors image requirements for print and digital photographs; edit and post action images from selected events and special events such as Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, etc.; shoots digital photos at games, special events, and other athletic department functions if necessary.
  • Gather information, research, write, edit, and distribute news and provide stories, sports briefs, notes, background information, statistics and other supporting information content for the college, coaches associations and media outlets; meet regularly with coaches to coordinate their communication needs; maintain strong relationships with individuals from national, regional and local media outlets to pitch and place stories when and where appropriate; respond to media requests and coordinate media interviews and advise coaches and student-athletes on media interviews and social media.
  • Increase understanding of antiracism terminology and language; apply and integrate into messaging, storytelling, and major college communications across all platforms.
  • Assess past and present communications through an antiracist lens and support the colleges efforts to eradicate stereotypes, bigotry, and racist ideology.
  • Nominate student athletes for national, state and conference-level awards; research, gather, write, and compile all necessary statistics and written information, and nominate athletes for awards.
  • Compile, research, and update records books for selected Division III programs, including career, single-season, and single-game totals; design, lay-out, and print game programs, schedule posters, and other promotional items for individual players, teams, coaches, and the athletics department.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest technologies and programs used in the field; adopt and promote changes in technology as they become available; participate in continuing education as necessary; engage in professional and industry development to maximize social media.
  • Actively support the colleges commitment to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the colleges sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the colleges commitment to be an antiracist institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college community.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
  • Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the colleges sustainability initiatives and innovation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree plus a minimum of two years of related experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficient with computer software programs to include PhotoShop, InDesign, statistical programs (NCAA Genius), and web publishing; well-versed in creating and applying content to social media platforms; good judgment and ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion; ability to think critically and solve problems; excellent organizational and customer service skills; ability to communicate effectively and develop positive relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.37 - $23.88 per hour

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