Washington College, a NCAA Division III member of the Centennial Conference, is accepting applications for Director of Athletic Communications and Academic Affairs. This is an administrative level position in the department of athletics and heads up the department’s communications efforts.
The Director of Athletic Communications oversees a staff of one full-time employee, one part-time employee, and a student game-day staff of approximately 12-18 students. Among other things, this position manages the College’s athletics web site, main athletics social media channels, prepares game recaps and news releases, oversees the athletics communications budget, produces game-day programs, and oversees the department’s live-streaming efforts. The position also oversees staffing at home events, including statistics, public address, photography, and live streaming.
As part of the department’s administrative team, this position attends weekly Administrative Team meetings and monthly Student Affairs staff meetings in addition to regular Athletic Department staff meetings. This position also serves on the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Board.
This is a salaried position that requires frequent evening and weekend hours, both on-site and from home. Given the frequent requirement of work outside of business hours, a flexible schedule during business hours is possible.
Washington College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions located in the historic town of Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Situated on the scenic Chester River we are an easy driving distance from the major metropolitan areas of Annapolis, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required. 3-5 years of athletics communications experience in a collegiate setting required, at least 5 years strongly preferred. Strong knowledge of desktop publishing and web content editing (preferably with PrestoSports) required. Familiarity with statistical software required. Some familiarity with live video production required. Experience managing a budget and staff strongly preferred. Strong knowledge of NCAA Division III rules preferred.
How to Apply:
When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, disabled persons, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.
About Washington College
Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.