Position: Sports Information and Operations Coordinator
Reporting Relationship: Associate Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer
Responsibility Summary: The individual is responsible for all aspects of promoting the Department of Athletics’ 16 varsity teams and its student-athletes. The Sports Information and Operations Coordinator will serve as the primary sports information and game operations contact for a minimum of four varsity sports. Additional duties within the department as assigned.
•Serve as the primary Sports Information and game operations contact for four varsity sports.
•Duties to include but not limited to: updating rosters, creating game day programs, conducting pre and post-game interviews, writing and distributing press releases internally and to local media members, updating rosters and statistics, actively managing event-day Sports Information staff, producing live web streaming and performing play-by-play broadcasts as needed, maintaining and operating StatCrew, Presto and Dakstats statistical software, setting up live statistics for every home contest, managing coach and athlete bio information, nominating coaches and student-athletes for preseason, weekly and postseason awards, serve as liaison to conference office
•Write feature stories to be used on www.menloathletics.com and in the Menlo Advantage Magazine.
•Process all local media interview requests for assigned sports and inform media of all major happenings, upcoming events and points of interest
•Responsible for updating record books and student-athlete and coaches’ bios in a timely manner for assigned sports
•Responsible for maintaining statistical archives for assigned sports
•Game Operations functions to include scheduling and managing student work staff, hiring and onboarding new student workers and managing a budget, liaison for visiting team, coaches and officials, on-site supervisor for home contests
•Produce regular, engaging content to promote assigned sports and the department as a whole on social media
•Assist in coordinating all special events: OAKtoberFest, Athletics Hall of Fame, Vegas Night, End of Year Banquet, etc.
•Other duties as assigned by Athletic Department Administration
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in sports marketing, media relations, marketing, sports management, or journalism)
Preferred 2 years of experience working in an intercollegiate athletic department
Strong written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
A basic knowledge of current NAIA rules and regulations
Proficiency in industry-standard statistical platforms
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Knowledge of marketing, promotions and social media best practices
Professional and enthusiastic attitude
Passion for intercollegiate athletics
Creative and innovative thinker
Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings. Menlo’s internship program was deemed the most innovative in the state in 2019.
The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning.
In recognition of the quality of Menlo’s program, the College was named “Best in t...he West” by The Princeton Review for the eleventh straight year in 2020. AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI). For more about Menlo College, please visit www.menlo.edu.