Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won eleven NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last eight years, including winning the Director's Cup in 2022 as the top Division III Athletic Department in the nation. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center which opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.
The Athletics Communications Director develops and oversees an integrated communications strategy that promotes the goals, values and the mission of the Department of Athletics consistent with the strategic communications objectives of the University. Oversees design and development of high quality, effective materials, publications and messaging, develops and oversees website, electronic communications and social media strategies. Produces publicity materials (press releases, game recaps, previews, features), which support communications projects and strategies for the Department of Athletics. Maintains accurate sport-specific statistics and historical records, oversees the conference, regional and national athletics award nomination processes. Works with senior leadership on special projects, such as the Athletics Annual Report, the Athletics Hall of Fame, and other communications projects that support the Department of Athletics. Presents reports on overall communications strategies and determines future directions. Manages communications budget, hires, trains and manages athletics communications/sports information staff. The Athletics Communications Director provides marketing and public relations expertise and planning for division/school faculty, administrators and other constituents and represents the interests of school/division in all relevant University-wide committees and working groups.
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