Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Director of Sports Marketing and Communications in the Department of Athletics. This is a full time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package.
The Director of Sports Marketing and Communications will be responsible for supporting the marketing and communication efforts of the Department of Athletics. This position will serve as the primary communications liaison of the Department of Athletics and its 20 varsity sports programs with primary emphasis on publicizing and promoting the athletic, academic, and professional accomplishments of the student-athletes to students, parents, alumni, faculty, media and other constituencies. This position will include oversight of game day sports information and communication functions. This individual will report to the Associate Director of Athletics and oversee student-workers and interns who work specifically in the sports communications and marketing office. This individual must have strong organizational, interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills in order to work with others both inside and outside of the College.
All duties are performed in compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the North Coast Athletic Conference and Earlham College.
Specific Duties Include:
Game Day Management and Oversight: Hire, train, and oversee student-worker staff for office and contest related functions and oversight over game day operations that pertain to athletics communications/sports information. Provide and supervise in-game statistics and video broadcasts for all applicable sports. Schedule and oversee public address announcer, provide and post action photos for home athletic contests, and produce and send out an email with details of contest results after game days. Manage and maintain sports marketing and communications budget.
Website Content and Social Media Manager: Maintain and update the athletics website: GoEarlham.com. Write previews and recaps for all athletic events, publicize award winners, and produce feature stories. Keep rosters, bios, and photos updated on the website and work with Presto on website redesigns when necessary. Develop and implement a social media marketing plan for athletics, manage the Department of Athletics social media accounts, and keep up to date on new platforms and develop ways to engage with followers. Oversee and distribute information through the mobile application- Earlham Athletics Front Row.
Design and Promotional Materials: Create and update a template for game day programs and game notes for each contest. Design recruiting materials such as season previews, recaps, and schedule cards as well as design and update graphic templates for home contests, award winners, etc. Update and post graphics for upcoming contests, victories, and score recaps.
Collaboration and Public Relations: Work in conjunction with the office of Marketing and Communications to promote the College and provide athletics a voice in the promotion of Earlham as a whole. Coordinate local, regional and national media coverage that promotes the successes of student-athletes, coaches, and programs. Serve as the institutional sports information contact for conference requirements.
Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required; Master's degree preferred
A minimum of two years’ experience in a collegiate athletic communications/sports information office is required. Experience in journalism or media relations is preferred.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop are required
Experience with statistics programs (StatCrew, PrestoSports live statistics) is required
Experience in website maintenance (PrestoSports/SIDEARM Sports CMS) is required. Website analytical data expertise is preferred.
Social media experience is required and social media marketing experience is preferred
Strong ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
Supervisory and/or management experience preferably in collegiate athletics
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people
Please send a letter of interest; a resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office Earlham College 801 National Road West Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Email: email@example.com Phone: 765-983-1393
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.
Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eage...r and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
The Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.