Job Title: Assistant Director of Media Relations – CUNY Athletic Conference
Job ID: 21359
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) is an NCAA Division III and NJCAA Division III conference with 15 members that reach across all five boroughs of New York City. Since officially coming into existence in 1987, the conference has been amongst the leaders in Division III with initiatives that focus on the student as much as the athlete in student-athlete. The conference sponsors 19 Four-Year College Championships, 13 Community College Championships, the Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner, the Basketball Press Luncheon, the SAAC Leadership Seminar, and the CUNYAC Golf Classic. With the help of nine corporate sponsors, the conference has been ahead of the competition. CUNYAC boasts award winning publications, award-winning events, unmatched television exposure, and one of the best websites in Division III while continuously searching for ways to improve the quality of the athletics experience.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of Media Relations is responsible for assisting in the administration of the CUNYAC by serving as the direct contact for sports information personnel. The Assistant Director serves as a sports information liaison for all internal and external entities including, but not limited to, the NCAA, NJCAA, various CUNY offices, city-wide agencies/organizations, and the member colleges. This individual develops collaborations and manages partnerships that aim to increase exposure for the conference, its members, and the City University of New York as a whole.
Oversees the reporting of statistics by member institutions per the guidelines of governing bodies such as the NCAA, NJCAA, ECAC, and the conference itself as well as serving as head sports information liaison for various national and regional sports organizations.
Supervises the conference reporting membership standards by all member institutions, nomination, selection, and publication of all conference awards.
Manages the maintenance of the conference website; content produced for it on a daily basis including the posting of stories on nights and weekends and conference social media accounts which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Oversees the full television and production efforts for championship events, CUNY Game of the Week, highlight video production for all championship events and student-athlete features.
Directs the production of all conference promotional materials including tournament programs for all 24 championships and implementation of CUNYAC marketing strategies.
Manages the hiring process of, and supervises, part-time staff and interns as needed, as well as freelancers, videographers, photographers, public address announcers, statisticians, official scorers, scoreboard operators and other game-day staff as needed.
Administers meetings involving member institutions' sports information personnel and represents the conference at the annual CoSIDA conference, annual ECAC-SIDA conference and other conferences as assigned and/or needed.
Administers benchmarking studies to assess the conference and its members.
Supervises the maintenance of archives for all historical records and multimedia content.
Oversees collaborative efforts with the website provider, television production entities, CUNY public relations and communications entities, and other external entities related to social media, technology, statistics, and multimedia.
Bachelor's degree and four years' sports media/communications experience required. Master's degree preferred.
Knowledge of NCAA and NJCAA rules and regulations.
Firm knowledge of how to manage/design a website; background in SIDEARM is preferred.
Technical knowledge of Adobe applications: lnDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro.
Firm understanding of the complexities involved with sports information and communications.
Strong knowledge of sports and athletic administration particularly in Division III athletics.
Proficiency with StatCrew software including both Conference software and School software.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and delegating skills.
Strong writing, editorial, and presentation skills.
Familiarity with current technologies and trends.
Strong analytical and research skills.
Ability to adapt and think creatively to solve complex issues quickly.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Administers one or more aspects of a College athletics program.
Coordinates development and implementation of information and marketing materials, such as web sites
Coordinates recreation and intramural programs in support of wellness activities
Organizes, coordinates, and manages intramural and varsity sports events
Compiles and reports on statistics for NCAA and CUNY requirements; compiles reports on programs and activities
Coordinates scheduling of facilities and programs
Assists management with planning and oversight of various athletics activities
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Student Athletics Program Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience, up to $56,528.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/ pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019
City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21359
About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.