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Assistant Sports Information Director

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Western Colorado University invites applications for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director.
Duties:The Assistant Sports Information Director will report to and work with the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications in delivering the University's and Athletic Department's internal and external messaging. The Assistant SID will assist the Assistant AD of Communications with the day-to-day operations of the sports information department and be the primary contact for assigned sports. Along with these duties, the Assistant SID will help oversee game day operations; nominate Western teams and individuals for awards; supervise and train student workers; collaborate with other departments on Western's campus to assist with inquiries and requests; assist with acquisition of essential office equipment; and complete other tasks assigned by the Assistant AD and Director of Athletics. The Assistant SID must adhere to Western Colorado University, RMAC and NCAA guidelines and regulations.
Duties of this position will include but are not limited to:
Maintaining Western Athletics' website www.GoMountaineers.com
Writing press releases
Designing publications
Utilizing social media
Graphic design
Video editing
Recording statistics for athletic events
Manage game day events
Assigning press box and press row duties
Qualifications:The successful candidate will hold, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of journalism, communications or other related field. She/he must possess accuracy in writing, editing, and proofreading and be computer literate using MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and QuarkXPress or other desktop publishing programs. Candidates must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and with interruptions while meeting the demands of multiple priorities and deadlines. Experience using Stat Crew Software and video editing software is preferred, along with experience in sports writing, sports copy editing, proofreading or desktop publishing. Prior experience in a university sports information office is highly desired.
Additional Application Information:Compensation: Salary is $31,000. This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Western provides excellent, shared-contribution insurance and retirement plans, paid time off and access to other University benefits.
To Apply: Applicants must apply online at www.western.edu/jobs (scroll up the page and select the "Apply" link). Required attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Garrett Finke, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications along with a current resume and contact information for three professional references, as well as answering any required supplemental questions.
Any questions relative to the position can be addressed to Garrett Finke at gfinke@western.edu
Applications will be accepted immediately. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a start date as soon as possible after hire.
Western Colorado University is a public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Western is a member of the NCAA Division II, competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC); some 370 student athletes participate in our 14 sponsored sports teams. Our faculty and staff share a strong commitment to personalized education with the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs as its core. We are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. Our campus is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural mountain community 200 miles southwest of Denver. Make this opportunity yours by applying today! Visit www.western.edu to learn more about Western.
Western Colorado University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

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