The Sports Information Director manages the coverage, support to, and promotion of EOU’s 15 Intercollegiate Sports and recreation programs, and student-athletes within these programs. Responsibilities include management of the day-to-day sports information office, management of the sports information budget, creating social media content and promotional materials, and lead on all event operations and planning.
This position is responsible for all administrative duties in the sports information office, including: performance and academic awards submissions, proper handling of student records and information, management of EOU Athletics Webpage and social media accounts, creating social media and video content, oversight of promotional and marketing materials.
The Sports Information Director is responsible for the training and supervision of one graduate-assistant, two part-time support positions, and 10-30 student-workers. The Sports Information Director cultivates a growth and innovative mindset around the promotion and marketing of student-athletes, programs and the department.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Leadership & Administrative Responsibilities
Primary Media Liaison
Job minimum requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, sports management/marketing, or a related field.
First Aid/CPR Certified
Mental Health/First Aid Training
Current and Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
Active COSIDA Membership
One (1) to three (3) years of directly relatable experience is required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, a commitment to gender equity and diversity.
Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include:• Paid holidays (9 days/year), and paid sick time-off (12 days/year) • Individual and Family Healthcare Insurance (95%+ employer-paid medical, dental, vision) • Generous Oregon Public Employee Retirement System benefits • Employer-paid life insurance • Discounted tuition benefits for employees and eligible dependents • For more details, see Prospective Employees https://www.eou.edu/hr/prospective-employees/
Internal Number: G99950
About Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon and serves as a regional center for education, culture and scholarship. Close to 25,000 people call Union County home and approximately 12,500 people live in the city. The community is a jumping-off point for many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking in the nearby Elkhorn Mountains, mountain biking along the Oregon Trail and fishing for trout and steelhead on the Wallowa River. The closest major cities are Portland, 260 miles, Boise, Idaho, 174 miles, and Spokane, Wash., 255 miles. EOU plays a vital role providing greater access to higher education in rural areas of the state. The small size of the campus and supportive learning community enhance the quality instruction and personal attention students receive. A broad choice of liberal arts, sciences and professional programs are available, all taught by dedicated faculty. Regional centers and off-site programs extend exceptional learning opportunities to students from nearly every part of the globe through the university’s nationally recognized distance education program.Students represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds and EOU is committed to fostering a ri...ch diversity in the university community. By participating in undergraduate research, internships and cooperative opportunities, international experiences and community service, all graduates are well prepared to succeed in today’s global environment. For more information about EOU and La Grande, please visit www.eou.edu/visitor/.