Assistant Director for Athletic Communications

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Dartmouth
Department: Athletic Department
Pay Grade: 12
Categories: Information Technology, Other Staff Positions, Athletics, Computer & Information Technology, Technical, Program Administration/Management, Analytics/Programming/Data

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Assistant Director for Athletic Communications

DIVISION: Administration & Facilities

DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  ESU                                                               

CAT: 12

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Athletic Communications Director

SUPERVISES:  Exercises direct supervision of 15 to 20 student workers

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Assistant Director for Athletic Communications supports the promotion of all facets of the Athletic Department to internal and external constituencies to heighten visibility and expand support for its 19 varsity intercollegiate programs. The incumbent collaborates on the designs and production of brochures, game programs, newsletters, and social media posts oversees gameday statistical operations and promotion of select sports with direct supervision of student workers.  The Assistant Director supports the work of the Athletic Communications Director to ensure the responsibilities of the area are effectively covered. 

Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as the primary contact for 7-8 varsity programs and oversees game-day statistical operations
  • Oversees all aspects of publicity for the program and day-to-day media relations
  • Assists with ensuring the department is versed and innovative in all media relations areas, including, but not limited to press box management, in-game statistics, coordinating video web streaming, photography coverage, and social media engagement
  • Supports the department with a highly visible and effective social media presence
  • Monitors and tracks social media engagements, ensures consistent branding and delivery while identifying new social media strategies and emerging technology
  • Serves as editor for game highlights, cinematic recaps, hype videos, and featured content for social media including video interviews and press conferences
  • Creates programs, gameday/final score and other graphics for social media and website
  • Trains, manages, and handles scheduling for student workers
  • Assists with growing regional network of coverage while working to increase publicity of the University's athletic programs and academic achievements
  • Supports Corsair of the Week selections and quarterly celebrations
  • Supports the promotion of games, special events (e.g., conference championships, Corsair Hall of Fame, The Arnies), and national initiatives (e.g., NCAA Division III Week, National Girls and Women in Sport Day, Diversity and Inclusion Week, National Student-Athlete Day)
  • Attends department staff meetings and trainings
  • Assists with major events sponsored by the department
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION:    Bachelor's degree
  • EXPERIENCE:    Previous (over 1 year) experience working with media relations/public relations - Internship experience acceptable
  • OTHER:    Evening, weekend, and holiday hours expected, Local and regional travel required

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Photography and graphic design
  • Broadcasting experience
  • Able to promote a diverse and inclusive campus community

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must be self-motivated with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with game day statistics for multiple sports
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites, including InDesign, Photoshop and Spark
  • Experience with Genius/Presto statistical software and website administration (preferably SIDEARM)
  • Excellent writing skills

SALARY: $52,756 - $67,600

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits for ESU UnionESU

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is June 24, 2026

The review of internal and external applications will be ongoing.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.