Apply now Job no: 492373
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Athletics
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E1


Union College, a highly selective liberal arts institution located in Schenectady, New York is accepting applications for the position of full time Athletics Communications Director. Union College sponsors 26 intercollegiate sports, 24 in Division III, with Ice Hockey competing at the Division I level.


The director's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, leading the execution of the PR strategy for the department, establishing relationships with local, regional and national media, publication design, game-day staffing, overseeing social media platforms, writing press releases, maintaining statistical records, web site management and budget management.  Oversee, train and lead a full-time Assistant Athletics Communications Director, an hourly intern and several work study students.


Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred, with a minimum of three years successful athletics communications experience in a collegiate setting. The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication abilities, positive interpersonal skills, and demonstrable experience working collaboratively and exercising both discretion and sound judgement. The successful candidate will also exhibit a progressive and creative mentality in advancing traditional practices in a technological world, proficiency with desktop publishing and design software, knowledge of statistical programs, and web management experience.   Candidates must be safety conscious, able to work with a diverse group of individuals while instilling these ideals in the sport communications team, and available to work weekends and nights when needed.

The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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