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Athletic Communications Assistant

Apply now Job no: 523306
Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Athletic Programs
Salary: $17/hour
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General Summary of Position:

UMass Lowell is a public institution recently ranked among the top 200 research universities in the nation. UMass Lowell has been named the No. 1 public university in Massachusetts in the 2024 Wall Street Journal Best Colleges in the United States, also ranking No. 10 among all Massachusetts universities. Located approximately 30 miles from Boston, the campus is in the heart of a global community. The campus offers its 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, liberal arts, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell athletics is a member of the America East and Hockey East Conferences.

Essential Job Duties:

Assist with all services related to the athletics communications operation for the University’s 16 Division I sports:

  • Serve as the primary communications contact for assigned programs
  • Generate content for official athletics’ social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms
  • Create written and visual content for the official website,
  • Maintain and foster relationships with campus, local, national, hometown and online media, and aggressively promote maximum coverage for the University
  • Travel with teams as necessary to provide athletic media relations functions for local, regional and national media, as well as to produce statistical reports, and game recaps on a timely basis
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of press rows and boxes at home games

Assist with oversight of administrative functions within the Athletics Communications office:

  • Assist with the writing, editing, design and production of media guides, programs, graphics, videos, publications and press releases.
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Assist with the supervision of the student communications staff (approximately 10-15 students)

Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:

  • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
  • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
  • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Other Job Duties:

  •  Perform other related duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent evenings and weekends work. Occasional travel required

Minimum Qualifications (Required):  

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, sport management or a related field
  • 1-2 years’ experience within a collegiate communications/sports information office

Additional Considerations:

  • Effective customer service, communication, interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Knowledge of popular social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Working familiarity with sports in context of higher education environment
  • Experience working effectively in diverse environments
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe design products, such as InDesign, Photoshop, and After Effects
  • Working knowledge of video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere
  • Familiarity with StatCrew and/or NCAA Live Stats software

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants is received.

This is a part-time, temporary, non-unit, non-benefited position.   

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


Posting updated 5/3/2024.

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