The Department of Athletics-Sports Information at Messiah University currently has an opening for an Athletic Communications Assistant.
Responsibilities: This is a full-time, 10-month position, The Athletic Communications Assistant supports all efforts of marketing, communications, and public relations from Messiah Athletics. The role specifically focuses on maintaining GoMessiah.com, social media channels, in-game statistics, and the execution of home competition coverage. The Athletic Communications Assistant serves as a role model in meeting our complimentary goals of “Pursuing Athletics Excellence…Developing Christian Character."
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Field of Study: Athletic Administration, Sports Journalism, and/or Sport Management), Communications, or similar field. Minimum of one-year experience in writing and statistics.
Skills and Characteristics: Ability to administer components of sports information work (e.g., statistics, news media, web site, publications); Ability to train student workers to aid in meeting sports information needs; Ability to speak and write appropriately and develop marketing strategies to reach regional and national media and supporter; Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; Demonstrate a commitment to continued learning/professional development (e.g., presentations, publications, serving on regional and/or national committees).
Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23981.
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of nearly 2,500 undergraduate students including 18.5% under-represented and 2.6% international students from 22 countries and over 700 graduate students including 18.8% of students from under-represented populations.
The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.