The Sports Information Director leads the athletic department in media and public relation communications. This will include creating and maintaining content for CCU’s official athletic website (ccucougars.com), producing and editing content for athletic publications, managing NCAA statistics for 15 varsity sports, and promoting the athletic programs/department through social media. This position oversees a staff of approximately five student workers and two graduate assistants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Write web content for press releases, game recaps, general news, staff placements, student-athlete signings, awards, and recognition. This will include:
Maintaining current information for ccucougars.com, bios, schedules, rosters, statistics, records, video, announcements, camps, forms, ads, and fundraising efforts.
Managing social media initiatives, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Responsible for all department photography, including head shots and action photography.
Archive records, statistics, photos, and other information.
Develop online video content, including editing and direction.
Provide local media with news content and assist with access to student-athletes and coaches.
Provide game and athlete information for visiting media at various home and away competitions.
Report results and statistics using Statcrew to the NCAA, RMAC, media, and opposing schools. Document and catalog all statistics, records, and general information in relation to athletics for historic purposes.
Maintain team schedules, rosters, and stats for disbursement to the sports information offices of opposing schools.
Nominate and provide weekly, including post season, sports information about student athletic and academic awards.
Produce and execute game day publications, media, graphics, music, and announcements.
Develop and maintain schedule of game staff for table, stats, and video streaming.
Assist with the planning and production of Athletic Department functions, including Hall of Fame Banquet, Homecoming and Alumni events, Golf Classic, and Athletic Banquet.
Create, manage, and balance the athletic Sports Information budget.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics, including RMAC and University committee assignments.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. You will be required to work irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends..
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum of one year of experience in intercollegiate athletics or in the development of communications for athletics. Preference will be given to those with a Master’s degree in a related field of study.
Able to meet the mental and physical demands of working weekends, nights, and regional/national travel demands.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
A self-starter who takes initiative and is able to build positive relationships while meeting multiple demands.
Experience running the Statcrew program preferred; must understand athletic statistics for basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer, track, cross country, and golf.
Experience with Sidearm or similar Content Management System preferred.
Experience with Adobe CS and Photoshop.
Internal Number: 389
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.