Under routine supervision, the Director of Athletic Communications is responsible for the overall oversight, development, and review of all information as it relates directly, and indirectly, to the day-to-day happenings in intercollegiate athletics at D’Youville College. The Director of Athletic Communications promotes, through all media means, the Department of Athletics, its coaching staff, and its student athletes.
I. Day-to-day promotion of department, staff and student athletes, through any media source that affords attention to Saints athletics.
II. Promote and improve the Saints athletic brand through distribution and promotion of events, achievements and schedules in athletics. Emphasis to be placed on distribution of content to local, county, regional and national media outlets.
III. Manage athletic department and individual sport programs social media accounts on all platforms. Increase the following and traffic flow to athletically-related social media accounts. Promote BoxOut Sports with coaching staffs to maintain consistent imaging across platforms.
IV. Efficiently collaborate with the D’Youville College Marketing and Institutional Advancement, and the East Coast Conference media relations staff. The Director must communicate with these groups on a regular basis to insure effective and informative lines of communication that identify Saints athletic achievements.
V. Management, hiring, and training of graduate assistants, student workers, interns, and paid broadcasters and clock managers.
VI. Day-to-day supervision of the athletic web site and information pertaining to the Athletic Department. Updates managed in an efficient time frame are expected and should provide clear and concise information.
VII. Changes are to be turned around in a 24 period to insure efficient and effective information for the reader, i.e. personnel, scores, standings, events, and human-interest stories.
VIII. Manage coverage of all in-season, home sporting events to include statistics, game previews, live streaming, broadcasting. postgame recaps, in season athlete and coach interviews and stories.
IX. Attend away from home contests as available, with specific emphasis on conference championships (ECC), regional and national competitions.
X. Manage inventory of all media related content – print, photo, web, video, records, statistics, awards and all other athletically related content – for media and historical records needs.
XI. Manage and schedule team media days to include team and individual photos, interviews, video content and any other media related needs.
XII. Recruit, supervise, and train Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant and interns. Graduate Assistants and interns are an important element in the overall success of the department’s media tasks and performances.
XIII. Assist in after-hour activities as needed to accomplish goals.
XIV. Attend selective fundraising events related to Athletic goals.
XV. Maintain and meet deadlines.
XVI. Attend staff meetings.
XVII. Seek and accept training to enhance or learn new skills.
XVIII. Efficiently collaborate and communication well with all department personnel.
XIX. Prepare and maintain equipment with an annual sports information budget.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
I. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
II. Possess an excellent understanding of the College’s mission and the Athletic Departments mission.
III. Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
IV. Knowledge of PrestoSports platform.
V. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone in an efficient manner
VI. Ability to execute managerial techniques, leadership training, and appropriate team operation.
VII. Knowledge of appropriate computer programs as they relate to the position.
I. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sport Management, or related field.
II. Two years of relevant experience.
III. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
I. Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree.
II. Three years of experience in NCAA Athletics.
III. Experience with management and oversight of employees.
About D'Youville College
D'Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.Founded in 1908, D’Youville is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic institution located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation, and global community provide wonderful opportunities.D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Buff...alo is home to several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Frederick Law Olmstead parks, and of course, the chicken wing!Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.