PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Director of Sports Information is responsible for all aspects of electronic media production and sports information relating to the college's intercollegiate sports: football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men and women's tennis, baseball, softball, and volleyball. The Director of Sports Information is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Alcorn State University, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and NCAA. ASU is a member of the NCAA at the Division I level.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Responsible for all written publicity work for intercollegiate athletics
- Responsible for all intercollegiate athletic statistics including fame statistics and reports all statistics to news agencies, the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and NCAA
- Responsible for keeping historical records of all past statistics and checks statistical procedures of people working at athletic events.
- Responsible for desktop publishing as directed
- Represents ASU within the Southwestern Athletic Conference and NCAA.
- Involvement in special projects including Midnight Madness, Athletic Department Golf Outing, Hall of Honor, Athletic Banquet.
- Oversee production of media guides, publications and game-day materials for all sports.
- Assign staff coverage for each sport and the travel associated with the sport
- Oversee maintenance of all portions of the athletic web site.
- Serves as the public relations agent for the athletics department in developing positive relations with media representatives from the electronic and print media.
- Oversee/Supervise Sports Information Staff.
- Assist Athletic Director with, but not limited to, special events, fund raising, event management and community service.
- Other duties as assigned.
Licensing and Certifications
- Master's degree is preferred. Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three to five years experience in sports information environment is required.
- General journalism experience preferred.
- A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations are required. Previous experience dealing with the media on the local, regional national level is required.
- Competent photographic skills required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
I. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Computer skills, including: Desktop Publishing, Internet website maintenance and Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook statistical software packages are strong preferred.
- Experience in management and promotion of regional and national tournaments is helpful.
1. Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2. Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds
3. Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account
4. Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools
5. Normal endurance
NCAA Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment
Employees in the Department of Athletics are required to abide by all applicable University, Institute of Higher Learning (IHL), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations, including but not limited to: NCAA Bylaw 11.1, Conduct of Athletics Personnel in the event of such violation, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action of corrective action as set forth by the University, IHL, SWAC or NCAA enforcement procedures; including, but not limited to, suspension without pay or termination for significant or repetitive violations.
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.
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