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SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR

About University of Providence

 

The University of Providence  is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face-to-face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.

Essential Position Purpose


The Sports Information Director (SID) serves as the window to the university’s athletic programs. Ensuring comprehensive coverage of the intercollegiate athletics program in local, regional, and national print and electronic media. Maintain a strong relationship between Athletics and the media.

Responsibilities

  • Daily maintenance and supervision of the athletic department’s website
  • Electronic production of media guides, game programs, press releases and supporting materials
  • Compiling and maintaining accurate statistical records in conjunction with PrestoSport and Statcrew statistical software
  • Handle media requests for athletics-related interviews with coaches’ trainers, players, and generally provides information to promote the university’s athletic programs.
  • Promote student-athletes through the media
  • Create interest pieces for Argo Athletics
  • Submit student athlete nominations for player of the week, character athlete, academic, as well as regional and national awards
  • Help promote engaging game day experience and coordinate management of radio, web streaming, photography, in-game digital displays, and promotional events
  • Production of video content for website and social media
  • Reporting to the local media, including several regional newspapers and television stations, the Frontier Conference, Cascade Conference, NAIA, and ACHA
  • Manage athletic department social media accounts
  • Provide media relations education to student-athletes in each sport
  • Responsible for all team photos’ and head shots, to be used on the Athletic website
  • Webcast setup & operation
  • Possibly filling the announcer/PA role for home events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director

 

Essential Position Competencies and Requirements

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or a related field is required.
  • Masters degree is preferred

 

Experience

  • Experience with statistical packages.
  • Experience with sports reporting.
  • Experience creating and implementing event plans.

 

Competencies

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge/experience of PrestoSports & StatCrew Software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including photo and video camera
  • Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding, and inspires others to bring forth their best.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
  • Balances the Common Good with the needs of the most vulnerable in decision-making.
  • Delivers results by implementing with persistence, and follows through on both strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity while driving for results
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness, respect and honesty with others at all times
  • Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively
  • Provides superior customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer-focused intensity
  • Handles conflict effectively
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and cooperative manner
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment
  • Proficiency with automated and integrated software systems and Microsoft Office products
  • Maintains strict confidentiality

 

Position Details


Position Type: Staff

FTE: 1.0
FLSA: Exempt
Location: University of Providence Campus

 

Application:


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, UP application, and three professional references to
hr.up@uprovidence.edu .

THE UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS’ AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS’ EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.

Employment Application (PDF)

Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.

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