Director of Athletic Communications

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7082872 (Ref.No. 2431168)
Posted: August 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1602978
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Athletic Department
Closing: 9/5/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity

The Director of Athletic Communications is responsible for directing a comprehensive communications, media and public relations strategy for the College's Department of Athletics, including the creation and distribution of written and visual website content, photography, statistical compilation and analysis, maintaining historical archives and implementing social media initiatives for the department and assigned sports.

1. Sport coverage responsibilities include: Writing event recaps, weekly press releases, update website, and distribute event recap and result to media organizations covering the team.

2. Website updates include: Updating team and department schedules, coaches and player bios, rosters, specific sport releases, event recaps, feature stories and other information relating to assigned sports.

3. Hire game day event operation staff, issue media credentials, and oversee press box/row operations at all home events.

4. Sport Records & archives: Design, write and update team record books weekly and maintain historical records for assigned teams.

5. Assist with the coordination of the photography services for the Department of Athletics, which includes hiring photographers, scheduling photo shoots, and assisting with the maintenance of the photo library for the department.
6. Coordinate interview requests for coaches and players.

7. Travel to away competitions to meet the needs of media covering the event. Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the College and its employees, and the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Including but not limited to, NCAA By law, Article 11 and its requirement to report all athletically-related Income and benefits from sources outside of the College to the President) and of the West Coast Conference as now constituted or as may be amended In the future. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules and regulations. Immediately advise the Director of Athletics if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.

Experience and Qualifications
Education: REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree PREFERRED: N/A

Experience: Experience/background in athletics preferred

Skills/Abilities: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Staterew, Final Cut Pro, various website content management systems, various social media platforms, writing skills, communication skills, radio broadcasting, video streaming, knowledge of all game day equipment necessary to run event, photography skills. Must have excellent writing and editing skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with all levels of coaches, administrators and staff. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

Licenses & Certifications: REQUIRED: N/A PREFERRED: N/A

Other Requirements: Traveling with assigned teams may be required and must be able to work nights and weekends.

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.


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