Responsible for coordinating, providing, and maintaining publicized media and statistical information for all varsity sports within the College of Coastal Georgia Athletics program. Responsible to assist the Office of Advancement in soliciting and securing sponsorships, planning and executing fundraising events and marketing activities across various outlets including the maintenance and design of websites, and publicity activities via social and broadcast media.
Sports Information and Athletics Support Activities: •Directly supervises the operation of press box/press row during home athletic events including public address, videostreaming broadcasts, in-game statistics record keeping, scoreboard operations and clock operations as required. •Provides media and general public results and game information; •Compiles post-game statistics and circulates game information to media. •Coordinates and supervises all in-game media operations (e.g., videostreaming, radio, television) •Oversees and manages operation and collection of accurate and timely in-game statistics for all home events. •Provides updated, accurate statistics and post-game statistics on team webpages and provides statistics to coaches and league officials in a timely manner. •Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates students/interns to assist in SID office. •Coordinates to ensure press row staff is properly trained and present for home events. •Makes recommendations for conference and national awards/scholarships. •Work with coaches and other staff to ensure accurate information is reported by the Sports Information Office.
Marketing, Promotions and Development Activities: •In coordination with VP for Advancement and Director of Athletics helps to accomplish the institution's annual fundraising goals. •In coordination with Office of Advancement, actively seeks and engages corporate and/or other sponsors and donors to provide financial support for the institution. •Serves as staff support for fundraising and other activities of the College Foundation. •Assists the Office of Advancement in planning, organizing and executing various fundraising and/or donor appreciation events and activities. •Provides promotion/publicity assistance to College Advancement as needed. •Designs, develops, organizes and helps maintain websites. •Assists in the development and implementing of promotions to publicize college events. •Coordinates with Student Affairs to promote student attendance at campus events.
General Duties: •Operates within NAIA, conference, and college policies and rules. •Operates within program budget; recommends and makes decisions regarding budget execution. •Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Advancement or Director of Athletics.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
•Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in journalism, marketing or other related discipline along with experience in marketing and promotions at the collegiate level. •Experience in using athletic statistical software (including StatCrew, DakStats) and a background in information technology and social media tools along with a familiarity with desktop publishing programs, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator or similar tools. •Must possess excellent oral, written, team-building and interpersonal skills. •Must be able to work during non-standard office hours, including nights, weekends, and some holidays. •Must have a valid driver's license and must pass a motor vehicle report background check.
Preferred Qualifications and Training: Masters' degree and 3 or more years' experience in sports information and/or marketing activities preferred.
About College of Coastal Georgia
Located on Georgia's coast midpoint between Savannah and Jacksonville, FL, the College of Coastal Georgia provides an exemplary, affordable baccalaureate education in the natural beauty and abundant sunshine of coastal Georgia. Building upon over half a century of service, the College is becoming a significant and successful force to educate, enrich, engage, and economically enhance the Coastal region and the state overall.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia established this institution in 1961. It opened in 1964, with Brunswick and Glynn County citizens providing a $1 million bond issue for construction of buildings and purchase of the beautiful 193-acre campus. From the late 1980s until 2009, the College offered both associate programs in higher education and post-secondary technical and adult programs. The Regents authorized an off-campus center to serve Camden County residents in 1992 and classes began in the former Kingsland Elementary School in 1993. A new permanent facility, the Camden Center, opened in 2004.
In December 2008, the College of Coastal Georgia was approved by SACSCOC to offer four-year baccalaureate degree programs, embarking the College... on a transformative master plan with academic and infrastructure expansions to accommodate 6,000 students by 2020. The master plan included new and redesigned academic facilities, an academic quadrangle with central pedestrian mall, and a new Campus Center and on-campus student housing - Lakeside Village - for occupancy fall semester 2011. The 50,000-square-foot Campus Center provides full dining facilities, bookstore and coffee shop, health center, the Stembler Theatre, and student gathering spaces. New buildings reflect the Spanish Mission architectural style of the region with stucco in an earth-toned palette, red clay tile roofs, and natural colors of metal and stained wood. Covered walkways and breezeways emphasize the gracious Southern climate.
The College's transformation continues with new degree programs, a comprehensive service-learning initiative and active engagement with community partners to promote conservation and economic development. New athletics teams, new student organizations, and new outreach efforts are very much in evidence.
The College community embraces its mission to foster academic excellence and individual development; investigate, capture and disseminate 21st century knowledge and skills; provide accessible and affordable higher education to a wide spectrum of learners; and engage actively with the community and region. Through an integrated program of applied knowledge and service-learning, grounded in real-world experiences within the community, the College of Coastal Georgia is an energetic, engaged campus.
Another asset of the College is the local geography: beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, barrier islands, saltwater marshes, famous golf courses, award-winning resorts, world-class fishing, national monuments, popular state parks, nature preserves, historic cities, quaint villages, and lots of sunshine. Easy access via I-95, two international airports and one regional airport makes student travel and family visits a breeze.
The College of Coastal Georgia is quickly becoming a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an affordable, outstanding education for tomorrow's leaders and citizens through service learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship.