Director of Athletic Communications

Posting Date
5/30/2018
Institution/Company
North Coast Athletic Conference
Location
Westlake, OH
Job Type
Full TIme - Experienced
Education
Bachelor's degree required
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Job Description
The North Coast Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division III conference comprised of 10 academically selective colleges and universities, along with one affiliate member, located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Athletic Communications. The position is full-time, 12 months, and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Athletic Communications will be based out of the conference office, which is located in Westlake, Ohio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Athletic Communications will be will be involved in the conference’s day-to-day operations, including developing and implementing the league’s athletic communications and digital media plan and overseeing the conference’s sports information program as well as assisting with championships event management, and more. The person in this role will possess very strong creative technical skills (writing, photography, video and graphic skills), and will have demonstrated the ability to communicate with a wide range of diverse audiences such as conference coaches, athletic administrators, faculty representatives, presidents, athletic communication directors, student-athletes and also the public and the media. The director will also have other duties as assigned. 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Oversee all aspects of media communications for all league sports including, but not limited to: weekly releases, weekly awards, statistics and post-season coverage. 
Respond to media requests as well as incoming inquiries from parents and other external audiences.
Design graphics for print and electronic use in promoting the NCAC and its members.
Provide photography at championships and other conference events. 
Produce audio and video pieces for use in promoting the NCAC and its members.
Oversight and maintenance of the conference website, including a scheduled redesign for the 2018-19 academic year. 
Manage and continually build the conference’s social media presence. 
Ensure accuracy of information on all league platforms, with an emphasis on quality and relevance.
Create an annual sport championship summary to include each sport’s final standings, championship results, individual statistical rankings and award recipients.
Design and produce conference directory and record book, and individual sport guides. 
Maintain conference records and statistics in each sport. 
Assist the Assistant Director with the conference’s annual awards program.
Represent the conference at conference meetings, national events, media events, and conference and national championships. Serve as recorder for some NCAC administrative meetings.
Assist the Assistant Director in coordinating the conference sportsmanship program.
Assist with NCAC’s Female and Ethnic Minority Mentoring program.
Perform other professional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum two years of experience in a conference office, sports information or related field required. 

The successful candidate will possess strong verbal, written and online communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must be able manage multiple responsibilities under pressure and with tight deadlines. NCAA Division III experience is preferred. Travel and some night and weekend work. 

A working knowledge of the following is required: 
Microsoft Office products, 
Adobe Creative Suite, including, but not limited to: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects, 
Stat Crew software, 
Athletic website content management software,
Social media platforms including, but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. 

ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 1, 2018, though limited flexibility exists

Employer Information
Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities - Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and the College of Wooster, along with affiliate member Earlham College (field hockey). The NCAC is dedicated to fostering a complementary relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence and sponsors 23 championship sports, 11 for men and 12 for women. 

The NCAC strives to foster a diverse community on our member campuses and at the conference office, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. Qualified minority and female applicants are encouraged to respond.

Job Application Instructions
pplication materials should include a cover letter addressing present responsibilities and qualifications, a current resume, three writing/publication and/or multimedia samples, and at least three references.

The review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. 

Applications may also be submitted electronically to ncacemployment@northcoast.org