Covenant College
  • Athletics
  • Lookout Mountain, GA, USA
  • Full Time

The Director of Athletic Communications/Sports Information Director is responsible to the Athletic Director for the performance of responsibilities outlined in this job description. The director works with the coaching staff and others in the athletic department to positively market Covenant athletics to potential student athletes and their parents, potential donors, and other interested stakeholders and audiences.


DUTIES:

Responsible for the oversight of all aspects relating to Athletic Communications, including the upkeep of the Covenant Athletics website, social media accounts, as well as oversight of all athletic home events.

Discipleship

  • Discipleship of graduate assistant and work study students to facilitate spiritual growth through their work in athletic communications and events
  • Promoting stories where discipleship is exemplified within the athletic department

Recruiting

  • Using the athletic communication platform as a way to market the department to prospective student athletes and potential donors

Excellence

  • Facilitative of the best home event operations in the Collegiate Conference of the South
  • Provide the highest level of athletic communication expertise possible
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve athletic communications and home event management

Service

  • Contributing and caring for the development and growth of the athletic department as a whole in tangible ways
  • Highlight service and mission opportunities as student athletes invest in the community

Administrative Effectiveness

  • Effective stewardship of resources in the athletic communications department
  • Transformational leadership of assistant coaches, a graduate assistant, and work study students
  • Strong familiarity with StatCrew or NCAA LiveStats programs, and an understanding and appreciation of multiple sports.
  • Manage the website management system and content for Covenant College Athletics
  • Ensure informative and positive engagement with Social Media (Twitter, FB, IG)
  • Display expertise in video production & photography
  • Expected to facilitate and participate in live video broadcasts (play-by-play, live streaming)
    • This will include developing on-air talent, scheduling student interns and work study students
  • Oversee the archiving of statistical material and sports related information. (i.e., individual team records, All-America selections, school records, etc.)
  • Assist marketing, alumni and other departments on campus with highlights, stories, and information as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  2. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.
  3. 5+ years of related experience, preferably in the administration of athletic programs at the collegiate level.
  4. Strong organizational ability.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively with other administrators, coaches, students and faculty members.
  6. Good written and oral communication skills.
  7. A strong understanding of and commitment to NCAA Division III.
  8. A strong understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Standards, the doctrinal standards of the PCA and the mission of Covenant College as a Christian liberal arts college.
  9. Must be able to assent to Covenant College's Staff Commitments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This job is expected to be performed on campus unless otherwise directed or arranged for. Workplace environments for this position will include on-campus athletic facilities and a professional office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other business and job specific technology and equipment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested applicants should apply at https://www.covenant.edu/about/employment and provide a resume and a statement of faith or Christian experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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