SUNY Potsdam is seeking a creative and social media savvy self-starter for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics Communications/Assistant to the Director of Athletics to begin approximately August 19, 2019. The selected candidate will play a lead role in all facets of the department’s athletics communication needs: writing news releases and media relations, managing the athletics website (potsdambears.com), game management including stat collection, creating printed materials, expanding our video and social media presence, etc. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Athletics Communications and work closely with the Director of Athletics, providing administrative support to the athletics department and will be directly involved with each of the College’s 19 varsity sports. Evening and weekend work is required. The annual salary for this full-time, temporary appointment is $35,803 and includes a two month period of no obligation determined by your direct supervisor. Special Note: The hired applicant must be available to travel to Indianapolis July 25-26, 2019 for mandatory training. To review Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job, required and preferred qualifications, and/or to apply, visit employment.potsdam.edu, job posting No. 00332. The position includes an on campus housing option and a limited meal plan. An additional $3,000 will be provided for professional development opportunities. This position is partially funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; experience in an athletics department, proficiency with social media platforms, strong verbal and written communication skills. Must demonstrate excellent writing and computer skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
About SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam, the oldest higher education institution in the State University of New York has long been recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States. The College is distinguished not only by its commitments to teacher education and the liberal arts, but also by its unique natural, cultural and recreational environment just north of the beautiful Adirondack Park. With the internationally recognized Crane School of Music, the college is a center of excellence for music and the arts. With three other higher education institutions within a 10-mile radius, SUNY Potsdam provides for cross registration among four unique colleges and enjoys the benefits of a culturally active college town. For more information about SUNY Potsdam, please visit our website at http://www.potsdam.edu
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