Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Boston College Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director, Athletic Communications. This position is responsible for providing coordination for all communications efforts for the football program. Under the direction of the Associate AD / Communications, this position helps to strategically shape and execute the vision for all external communications regarding the Boston College football program; This position will serve as the primary football contact, covering all aspects of communications – written, social media, and media outreach.
Administers media relations activities for football; serves as liaison between coaching staff, student-athletes, and the news media; collaborate with communications, creative services, and marketing to promote the Boston College football brand; arranges and supervises player interviews, team media and photo day activities, and digital photography; researches, writes, edits and maintains electronic biographical files on all coaches and student-athletes; creates, updates and maintains statistical records and files; travels with team to all road games to facilitate PR & game operations procedures; interfaces with conference and national governing bodies for reporting of statistics, game results, player of the week nominations; responds to questionnaires and inquiries from news media and opponents; writes, edits and supervises production of team media guide, weekly game notes, home game programs, other printed and electronic communications; daily updates of the Athletics website; crafts and implements social media campaigns; recruits and supervises media relations game personnel for home events; personnel might include statisticians, public address announcers or other game operations personnel; develops public relations strategies and writes press releases on breaking news stories as warranted; supervises media attendance/coverage at team practices and postgame press events; coordinates nominations for academic awards and postseason honors; sets up and supervises statistical and media areas (press row, press rooms) at home events; supervises interns and student assistants in sports coverage, maintaining clip and information files and general office work; assists in organization and implementation of the annual end of season team banquet;
Assists with general Communications office responsibilities as needed; compile and maintain team rosters; create and maintain permanent historical files/archives for all coaches, student-athletes and teams; schedules and supervises freelance photographers to shoot mug shots, team photos and action shots, then organizes and stores these digitally; ensures coaches meet weekly media obligations; develops promotional information and materials for various postseason awards; completes nomination forms for all academic awards; assists coaches and various staff members by gathering information and bullet points to prepare for speeches, presentations; maintains biographical and photo files for Athletics administrative staff; issues season and game-by-game credentials; supervises pregame venue setup, including computers, stat monitors, press row, seating charts, postgame areas, media room; interfaces with national TV broadcast crews and participates in TV production meetings; develops and maintains up-to-date email distribution lists for all media; track all media reports on teams; develops and maintains trusting relationships with sports editors and reporters; entertains at various times (home and road); supervise media training, social media training for student-athletes; attends multiple meetings per week; work with facilities staff in creating and maintaining environmental graphics in various areas; maintains strict standards for injury reporting and compliance issues; organizes special events, including Pro Day, championship celebrations, fan days, etc.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Requirements Bachlor’s degree Assistant Director: Minimum 1-5 years’ full-time experience in a Division 1 college sports information department Associate Director: Minimum 5 years’ full-time experience in a Division 1 college sports information department Division I intercollegiate athletics work experience in a sports information office to include football experience Ability to creatively tell stories about student-athletes, coaches, and teams using all methods of communications (social media, graphic design, video, and written content) Excellent collaboration and listening skills Strong verbal and written skills. Excellent organization, interpersonal and self-management skills Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Ability to be availability 24/7 to assist with emergency/crisis management situations related to BC Athletics, athletic management, coaches, and student-athletes requiring communications management.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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