Spring Arbor University (SAU) and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seek to hire a Director of Sports Information and Media Relations. The SID will serve as the primary institutional media and public relations contact for the athletic department that serves 20 intercollegiate sports programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop sports news media relations in support of Spring Arbor’s mission statement, goals, and philosophies.
- Serve as a member of the athletic department executive staff.
- Hire, organize, and/or supervise work study personnel for sports statistics gathering and reporting.
- Collaborate with Marketing and Communication to design, implement, and coordinate marketing and promotion efforts.
- Provide continual evaluation of processes and procedures; responsible for suggesting methods to improve area operations, efficiency, and service to both internal and external customers.
- Work in collaboration and cooperation with coaches, other departments, and academic divisions on campus, using timely and appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department concerns and responsibilities.
- Serve as liaison for the athletic department between the University, NAIA, NACDA, Crossroads League, and the media for sports-related material.
- The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, strong organizational ability, a detail orientation related to data and figures, and proven ability to maximize external communications and exposure opportunities via website and social media.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and execute in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
- Excellent people skills with a strong desire and commitment to serve others
- A willingness to travel, as needed.
- A clear understanding of the Spring Arbor University Athletics Department mission and NAIA philosophy.
- Must be thoroughly supportive of—and exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with—the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the SAU Concept, and the SAU Community Covenant.