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Athletic Communication Assistant|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Asst. Athletic Director of Communication and Special Events|
general/routine supervision, the Athletic Communication Assistant – Public Relations/Publications
assists in the collection and dissemination of information on Niagara
University’s intercollegiate athletic teams. The Athletic Communication
Assistant – Public Relations/Publications office produces website content,
distributes media releases, serves as the primary media contacts, compiles
records and statistics and completes the necessary reports for the NCAA, the
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Atlantic Hockey Association, and other
for writing daily coverage of 18 intercollegiate sports
and write game programs, brochures and media guides
and produce communications and marketing materials for department
game-day media relations operations
confidentiality of information (including
but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades,
etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.
Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to
the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary
action, up to and including termination of employment.
as the media liaison between the Niagara coaches and student-athletes and the
regional and national media
other duties as assigned.
50% Prepare and disseminate information about
athletic teams and serve as media liaison for his or her specific teams;
20% Manage and coordinate publicity for
department with regional and local media;
20% Design and write publications for
department’s athletic teams;
5% Compile and file reports, records and
statistics with the NCAA, MAAC, AHA offices;
5% Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
to work non-traditional business hours.
to travel for extended periods when necessary.
manual dexterity to handle various office machines including but not limited
to: computer keyboard, computer software
applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by
writing skills along with knowledge of layout and design.
of computer software applications.
and interest in sports.
to carry 20 pounds of equipment and supplies to game sites.
to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university
business on a regular basis.
functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some
amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching,
lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer
keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and
taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to
perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or
1) Bachelor's degree in related field is
2) A minimum of two years’ experience in
media relations or related field is required.
3)A valid New York State driver’s
license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company
underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be
able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: