Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)
Coordinates marketing, advertising, and promotional activities for the intercollegiate athletics program including the writing, editing, design, production, and distribution of sports team media guides, programs, brochures, and other print and electronic publications.
Coordinates sports media relations including information released to print, broadcast media, social media, and website in print and digital format; writes press releases and game stories, schedules interviews, and serves as athletic department spokesperson for general media inquiries. Creates and maintains effective working relationships with members of the sports media; provides detailed sports results/stats and stories to generate media interest via e-mail, telephone or in-person contact with local media members.
Attends all intercollegiate athletic home events to track game scores and statistics; relates game events to the media and reports statistical information to the Orange Empire Conference, Southern California Football Association, and other applicable intercollegiate athletics organizations and agencies. Maintains current statistics, records, athlete lists, team rosters, alumni lists, scholar athlete and other information for each team.
Develops, maintains and updates content for the intercollegiate athletics program website and social media.
Serves as sports photographer; coordinates and compiles photos of student athletes and coaches; takes team photos; takes action shots at games for publication; maintains sports photography portfolios.
Develops, designs, writes and produces press information brochures, booklets, press guides, student athlete handbooks, coaches' handbooks, program review reports, and other departmental publications for distribution to media, colleges and universities. Produces materials in traditional, new, and emerging media formats; coordinates production of a variety of materials for internal and external public relations purposes.
Maintains a calendar of activities and coordinates a variety of ongoing or cyclical projects, such as receptions, recognition events, including the development and production of brochures, fliers, and programs; assists with travel arrangements for athletic teams; participates in preparation and coordination of athletic events.
Performs marketing duties; develops volunteer support and participation in athletic program activities such as awards, scholarships, group meetings with coaches, parents night and ticket promotions; works with athletic directors and coaches to develop overall program and individual team fundraising plans and activities.
Identifies, solicits, and cultivates sources of funding (alumni, private individuals, corporations, and foundations) for Athletics. Assists in the preparation and monitoring of budgets for fundraising events for the Athletics Program.
Represents the intercollegiate athletics program at conferences, meetings and various community and media functions; prepares and presents oral presentations concerning sports information, athletics and academics; attends athletic events on and off campus.
Selects, trains and maintains schedules of student workers.
Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Maintains the college's archived athletic materials (digital and hard copies) including stats, promotional materials, press releases, videos, and pictures, or anything preserving the history of the college.
Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps; active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and events.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Primary Purpose: This position coordinates promotional, public information, and media relations services for the District intercollegiate athletics programs. Plans, develops and implements fundraising activities and special events in support of athletic teams and student athletes.
Working Relationships: The Sports Information/Marketing Representative II maintains frequent contact with coaches, athletes, media representatives and state agencies and associations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of rules, strategies, technologies and terminology related to public relations and marketing of intercollegiate sports.
Knowledge of principles and practices of media and public relations, community outreach, and fund development strategies.
Knowledge of journalistic writing and reporting techniques and standards.
Knowledge of intercollegiate sports regulations and practices including California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) rules and regulations.
Knowledge of District organization, operations and objective.
Knowledge of principles and techniques of establishing and maintaining positive public and community relations.
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Knowledge of emerging media and social media including Instagram and twitter.
Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
Knowledge of record-keeping techniques.
Knowledge of basic web design and website content management.
Knowledge of sports statistics, fund development and prospect management.
Knowledge of editing, general design, layout, and production of print and electronic publications.
Ability to write clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of styles for memos, letters, reports, newsletters, news releases, fliers, brochures, ads, website pages, and other formats including social media.
Ability to edit communications for clarity and accuracy.
Ability to use a variety of computer software to perform functions such as word processing, desktop and website publishing, video editing/posting/archiving, database management, and presentation preparation.
Ability to use new and emerging technologies.
Ability to use a camera and take publicity photos.
Ability to work effective with media representatives.
Ability to calculate, compile, and maintain sports statistics and historical data for student athletes and teams.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement fundraising efforts.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to take leadership, coordinating role with assigned projects.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
Ability to meet schedules and time lines.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Special Requirements: This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Board Policy 6360, Section 4.0)
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. Diplomas, Degree audits, and course or grade summaries will not be accepted in place of a transcript.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Five years of experience in sports information, journalism, marketing, public relations, fund raising or related field.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, or a related field.
Three years of experience in sports information, journalism, marketing, public relations, fund raising or related field.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Desirable Qualifications: Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the barriers faced by immigrant and first generation students.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, PrestoSports statistical software, and web editing and design skills.
Knowledge of California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) rules, bylaws and regulations as it relates to sports information and statistical record keeping in support of 15 intercollegiate athletics programs offered at Cypress College.
Working Conditions: College or District office environment, athletic stadiums and events, and locker rooms; subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work; extensive standing. Subject to sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours). Repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.
Salary Range: $4,531 - $5,499 Per Month
Number of Vacancies: 1
Commitment to Diversity:
Posting Number: 2015387P
Open Date: 11/12/2019
Close Date: 11/26/2019
Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
Applicants must complete the driver’s license section of the application. If not completed, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.