The Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communication provides leadership in the areas of athletic communications, as well as media and public relations for UMass Boston athletics and the nineteen (19) National Athletic Collegiate Association (NCAA) Division III intercollegiate programs. The incumbent is responsible for the overall supervision, organization and management of the Sports Information Office and public relations functions of the department including the development, coordination, and implementation of effective communication strategies and initiatives that create recognition of the achievements, programs, teams and participants.
Examples of Duties:
- Provide leadership and supervision of the Beacon Broadcast Network, which is responsible for the production of all UMass Boston home athletic contests;
- Provide leadership, supervision and evaluation of communications staff, and is responsible for the adequate training for communications game day staff in both equipment operations and the use of statistical software;
- Assist in event management by setting-up and staffing such events, accommodating and directing visiting team and officials/referees;
- Recruit, hire, train and oversee all communications staff for home events; ensures that all events held in conjunction with the Athletic Department are in compliance with all University, NCAA ,LEC and NEHC rules and regulations;
- Assure payment of game officials, broadcast staff and communication student workers who work UMass Boston athletic events;
- Provide leadership, supervision, and evaluation of Sports Information Assistant.
- Strong understanding of athletics branding, marketing and advertising principles preferred;
- A valid and current driver’s license is required throughout the duration of employment in this position. The incumbent is required to travel for sporting events, as directed;
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), NCAA computerized statistical packages and desktop publishing equipment;
- Working knowledge of various broadcast equipment used to stream/broadcast contests;
- Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations, media practices, and procedures;
- Knowledge of media practices and procedures;
- Ability to build consensus among team members and manage multiple concurrent priorities.