This is a full-time position reporting directly to the DAPER Director of Communications, Promotions and Marketing. This position helps support a broad-based program that fields 29 NCAA Division III varsity teams and four Division I rowing teams. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in public relations functions of the department, helping with the development, coordination and implementation of effective communication strategies and initiatives that create recognition of the achievements, programs, teams and participants across the spectrum of DAPER programming. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the maintenance of records, statistics and archived materials for the department as well as the creation and promotion of current and emerging social media platforms. Knowledge and adherence to NCAA, conference and institutional rules and policies are critical.
Serve as primary media contact and liaison with local and national media for assigned sports. Will also assist with coordinating the recognition, nomination and promotion of national, regional and conference award candidates.
Assist in the management of DAPER’s web presence and social media platforms.
Assist the DAPER Director of Communications, Promotions and Marketing with the department’s alumni outreach and fundraising initiatives in conjunction with the Athletic Director/Department Head, Alumni Association and Resource Development staffs. This can include but is not limited to the development of promotional materials, letters, and dissemination of information, reports, invitations, special events and other communications mediums and programs.
Help with the development, coordination and implementation of webcasting programs and social media platforms to highlight department initiatives and the intercollegiate athletic programs.
Produce promotional and marketing materials to include but not limited to, press releases, score reporting, the Sports Annual and other related information and materials.
Assist with year-end athletic awards event.
Operate and/or supervise staff on statistical programming for home event statistics and management.
Assist in the management of DAPER Communications, Promotions and Marketing interns.
Competent fulfillment of other duties as assigned.
Supervision is received from the DAPER Director of Communications, Promotions and Marketing.
Collaborate on the supervision DAPER Communications, Promotions and Marketing Interns.
Contacts Required to Perform Duties:
MIT Athletics Department contacts include Sports Administration, Physical Education and Wellness Staff, Club/Intramural and Recreation staffs, Sports Medicine, Faculty-Coaches, Part-time coaches, Equipment Operations, Facilities, and Business Office. MIT contacts include Admissions Office, Alumni Association Office, Division of Student Life Offices, the Technology Licensing Office, MIT News Office, and the Registrar’s Office.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is required. In addition, 1-3 years athletic promotions/sports information/communications and/or promotions experience or other related field at the college or university level is preferred. Excellent organizational, written, interpersonal, and computer skills are essential, as well as attention to detail and the ability to problem solve. Working knowledge of statistical programs, current design and desktop publishing software, and website maintenance are also essential. This position requires weekend and evening hours and occasional travel.
MIT is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, work samples and references to:
Mindy Brauer - Search Chair
Assistant Director of Communications, Promotions and Marketing
MIT supports one of the broadest intercollegiate athletic programs in the world. With 33 varsity sports, MIT provides the most intercollegiate offerings among Division III institutions in America. MIT's primary league affiliation lies with the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as a Division III member of the NCAA, while the Engineers' rowing programs compete at the Division I level.