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Coordinator of Athletics Communication

Position Details

Classification Details

FLSA Status Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Coordinator of Athletics Communication
Position Type Staff
Employee Group Administrative
Time Status Full-Time
Time Category Full Time (1560-2080 hours)
Annual Hours 2080
# of Months 12
Hours Per Week 40
Work Dates

July 1- June 30

Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Athletics Communication is responsible for providing
information to national and conference offices, opponents, Messiah College publics, and news
outlets regarding the athletics program. The Coordinator of Athletics Communication serves as
a role model in meeting our complimentary goals of “Pursuing Athletics Excellence…Developing
Christian Character.”

Education Required

Master’s Degree (preferred fields of study include Athletic
Administration, Sports Journalism, and/or Sport Management)

Education Preferred
Experience Required

Minimum of one-year experience in writing and statistics

Experience Preferred
Skills, Characteristics Required for Position

• Ability to administer components of sports information work (e.g., statistics, news media, web site, publications);
• Ability to train student workers to aid in meeting sports information needs;
• Ability to speak and write appropriately and develop marketing strategies to reach regional and national media and supporters;
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; and
• Demonstrate a commitment to continued learning/professional development (e.g., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees).

Special Working Conditions

Expected to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Driving Requirements


Essential Employee N/A
Primary Duties

1. Oversight of Messiah College Athletics visual identity and branding.
2. Supervise statistics collection at contests and maintain accurate statistical records.
3. Oversee reporting of scores and other results to appropriate media outlets.
4. Produce game recaps and other news items for placement on website and with appropriate media outlets.
5. Supervise operation of athletic websites (;
6. Supervise athletics photography for contests and special events.
7. Supervise videography and live streaming efforts of contests and special projects.
8. Operate athletics general social media accounts.
9. Coordinate production of publications including seasonal schedules, game programs, and NCAA programs.
10. Oversee student-athlete honors/awards (e.g., Hall of Honor, Senior Scholar Athletes).
11. Develop and coordinate marketing and game-day promotions.
12. Oversee the work of student-assistants, interns, and graduate assistants.
13. Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Secondary Duties

1. Maintain sports information files.
2. Other duties as assigned.

Supervises: # of Administrative 0
Supervises: # of Staff 1
Supervises: # of Student 2-4
Posting Date 02/06/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Personal Statement - Faith
Optional Documents