The position will be the primary contact for several Army West Point Athletic Association Inc. (“AWPAA”) athletic programs, based on experience. Duties include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, game notes, running social media accounts, graphic design, serving as the liaison between the public, media, and athletic programs, and gameday media operations. This position will play a role in the strategic vision of AWPAA by helping uniquely tell the stories of the cadet-athletes, coaches, and staff at the United State Military Academy (“USMA”).
Work Conditions & Physical Requirements
The position must be able to perform work duties during flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays. The selected individual must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time; constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer, and other office equipment. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office and or/venue to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The person in this position frequently communicates with cadets who have inquiries about their given sport. Must be able to exchange accurate information with these cadets. This position frequently moves communications and office equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across campus for various events.
5-10% - Travel will be based on the nature of the team’s schedule (e.g.,championship tournament, service academy games, etc.) and on the need for assistance for home events.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, sports management, business, marketing, or related field
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs
Experience with Stat Crew/NCAA Genius stat systems
Strong knowledge of social media platforms
Minimum of one to two years of sports communications or relevant experience at the collegiate or professional level strongly preferred.
The United States Military Academy (USMA) is renowned as the world's preeminent leadership development institution in the world. Located on the banks of the Hudson River in West Point, NY, it is approximately one hour from New York City. The mission of USMA is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." This position will be housed within the Army West Point Athletic Association, Inc. (AWPAA), which is a non-profit corporation organized to manage and support the 30 intercollegiate athletic programs at the Academy. The AWPAA mission is to provide an extraordinary NCAA Division I athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country.