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SUNY College at Plattsburgh Assistant Director of Athletic Communications in Plattsburgh, New York

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EEO Statement

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

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Search Number: PJ # 6731

Title: Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Category: Professional

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

About Our College: Situated in one of the world’s most beautiful regions – SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus is on Lake Champlain between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont. SUNY Plattsburgh is a vibrant, public, comprehensive college, and member of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) comprehensive system of higher education committed to student-centered academic excellence. While the college enrolls more than 5,500 students in 70+ baccalaureate, certificate, and master’s programs, an average class size of 22 students allows the individual attention necessary to ensure that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural and interdependent world.

About The Position: The Student Affairs division supports a student’s entire collegiate experience. We partner with students, faculty and staff to provide a network of opportunities and services that lead to student success. Collectively, the Division of Student Affairs positively influences the health, safety and well-being of the student body. Whether it’s competing in Intercollegiate Athletics or club sports, being a part of an intramural team, or just keeping yourself in shape, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh supports a wide variety of sport & fitness programs to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications will assist in the promotion and publicity of the 18 NCAA Division III sports sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the maintenance of statistics and records for all sports, website updating and design, video editing, supervising student workers, and utilization of StatCrew and other relevant software. As an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience working in a sports information/athletic media relations office at an NCAA college or university

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary

  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in athletic website management

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with an attention to detail

  • Familiarity with social media platforms

  • Working knowledge of Windows computer and operating systems

  • Strong background with Adobe Creative Suite software

  • Video editing experience

  • Webcasting experience

  • Strong working knowledge of StatCrew, NCAA LiveStats or Presto stats

  • Experience with video board production software

About Our Community: The College’s 256-acre campus sits on the edge of the city’s downtown area. Plattsburgh is home to a variety of arts and cultural venues, including the nearly 100-year-old Strand Theatre. Our active waterfront location features a small town feel combined with the advantages and opportunities of a larger urban center. The Plattsburgh area offers excellent schools, a vast health network and elder care services, along with wide retail offerings. It is an emerging home to microbreweries, wineries, community supported agriculture and more. The campus is within easy traveling distance to Montreal, Quebec; Lake Placid, N.Y.; and Burlington, V.T.

Salary: $31,500 minimum, plus excellent benefits.

Open Until Filled: Yes

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