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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

  

Job Description

Boston College Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director, Athletics Communications. This position is responsible for providing coordination for Athletic communications efforts for multiple varsity level sports including men’s ice hockey. This position assists in all operations of the office of Athletic Communications and manage all-inclusive coverage of assigned varsity sports. Assigned sports at this time include, but are not limited to: men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s tennis. 

 Administers media relations activities for men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s teams; serves as liaison between coaches/student-athletes and the news media; arranges and supervises player interviews, team media and photo day activities, and digital photography; researches, writes, edits and maintains electronic biographical files on all coaches and student-athletes; creates, updates and maintains statistical records and files; travels with team to all road games to facilitate PR & game operations procedures; interfaces with conference and national governing bodies for reporting of statistics, game results, player of the week nominations; responds to questionnaires and inquiries from news media and opponents; writes, edits and supervises production of team media guide, weekly game notes, home game programs, other printed and electronic communications; daily updates of the Athletics website; crafts and implements social media campaigns; recruits and supervises media relations game personnel for home events; personnel might include statisticians, public address announcers or other game operations personnel; develops public relations strategies and writes press releases on breaking news stories as warranted; supervises media attendance/coverage at team practices and postgame press events; coordinates nominations for academic awards and postseason honors; sets up and supervises statistical and media areas (press row, press rooms) at home events; supervises interns and student assistants in sports coverage, maintaining clip and information files and general office work; assists in organization and implementation of the annual All-Sports Banquet;

 Assists in production of the Athletics annual report as assigned; assists with general Communications office responsibilities as needed; compile and maintain team rosters; create and maintain permanent historical files/archives for all coaches, student-athletes and teams; schedules and supervises freelance photographers to shoot mug shots, team photos and action shots, then organizes and stores these digitally; ensures coaches meet weekly media obligations; develops promotional information and materials for various postseason awards; completes nomination forms for all academic awards; assists coaches and various staff members by gathering information and bullet points to prepare for speeches, presentations; maintains biographical and photo files for Athletics administrative staff; issues season and game-by-game credentials; supervises pregame venue setup, including computers, stat monitors, press row, seating charts, postgame areas, media room; interfaces with national TV broadcast crews and participates in TV production meetings; develops specs and secures printing bids for all printed projects; develops and maintains up-to-date email distribution lists for all media; track all media reports on teams; develops and maintains trusting relationships with sports editors and reporters; entertains at various times (home and road); supervise media training, social media training for student-athletes; attends multiple meetings per week; work with facilities staff in creating and maintaining environmental graphics in various areas; maintains strict standards for injury reporting and compliance issues; organizes special events, including Pro Day, championship celebrations, fan days, etc.



Hiring Range
Assistant Director:  $45,640 - $68,460, 1-3 yrs exp.
Associate Director: $50,360 - $75,550, 3-5 years exp.





Requirements

Requirements

  • Division I intercollegiate athletics work experience in a sports information office to include men’s ice hockey experience
  • A minimum 1 year full-time experience in a Division I college sports information department for the Assistant Director level; minimum 3 years’ full-time experience in a Division 1 college sports information department for the Associate Director level
  • Excellent collaboration and listening skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and self-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be availability 24/7 to assist with emergency/crisis management situations related to BC Athletics, athletic management, coaches, and student-athletes requiring communications management.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Ability to be availability 24/7 to assist with emergency/crisis management situations related to BC Athletics, athletic management, coaches, and student-athletes requiring communications management.

This position will be expected to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, ACC, Hockey East and Institutional rule
 

 



Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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