Defiance College, an NCAA D-III member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a Sports Information Director. This full-time, 12-month administrative position will report to the Athletic Director and work closely with the Office of Public Relations and Marketing. The SID is responsible for creating and executing strategies to increase the visibility of student-athletes, coaches, and all 21 athletic programs. Responsibilities include: coordination of media/public relation efforts; assisting with the webcast of home events; maintenance of the athletics website; creating and developing press releases, game notes for media, media guides, game programs, sports schedules, and other athletic department printed material; gathering, maintaining, and posting NCAA required statistics; game management duties specific to the SID such as staffing for all home events; supervise and mentor sports information graduate assistants; and other duties associated with being the SID.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in journalism, communication, public relations, sport management or a related field. Candidates must have excellent written (in AP style) and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, and be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in an intercollegiate sports information department. Candidates should have working knowledge of athletic statistics (prefer prior use of StatCrew software), Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, and have basic website content and design experience. Candidates should have the ability to create and edit highlight videos as well as have experience with social media and live streaming.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information of four professional references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area in the city of Defiance in Northwest Ohio. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, graduate programs in education and business, sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, and has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences. Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for all students and is home to the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a unique research program serving as a focal point for teaching, service, scholarship, and action to improve the human condition. Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.