Trinity College in Hartford CT, an NCAA Division III, liberal arts college in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), is seeking to fill a full-time, Coordinator of Marketing and External Relations. Trinity sponsors 30 varsity teams and supports over 700 varsity student-athletes.
The Trinity College Department of Athletics is committed to creating a community of belonging, acceptance, respect, and understanding of differences for our entire athletic family. In addition to the Athletics Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, which meets on a weekly basis and is comprised of administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and other campus partners, the department focuses affecting change in our community and the broader Trinity student body in order to create safe spaces for underrepresented and marginalized groups, dismantle systemic racism, and develop allyship through dedicated education, training, dialogue, and action.
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 48 states and 71 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Athletics is within the Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management (SSEM). The SSEM team engages students in a cohesive, integrated, and exceptional experience from recruitment through graduation to career formation. We seek individuals who appreciate rich complexities of diverse perspectives; who create a healthy environment that values self-challenge and growth, and who cultivate a culture of curiosity in a community of learners. We seek those who enjoy listening to and working with students holistically, helping them navigate transitions; who appreciate the momentary foibles of college students and help them realize they can get up if/when they fall; who help bring out students’ better selves. We seek those who strive to help students find the balance of freedom and responsibility, independence and interdependence; who see an opportunity in problems to find solutions, and to build rapport and connection. We seek those who see this realm of higher education as an individual and collective enterprise.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
Marketing and Branding
Branding for Student-Athletes and Department
Social Media and Marketing Planning for Departmental Initiatives
Support for institutional marketing and branding program
Educational support for student-athletes around Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) activities
Work alongside athletics leadership to enhance internal marketing strategies.
Provide new media strategies to help enhance the Trinity Athletics brand
Create marketing material and promote facilities to potential rental groups to secure bookings for designated athletic facilities.
Assist coaches and sports communication staff in creating content to promote gameday information for social media.
Coordination of career programming for student-athletes in coordination with Center for Career & Life Design
Coordination of in-person and virtual events and programming connecting athletic alumni and student-athletes including athletic alumni networking events
Graphic design supporting athletic capital campaign and departmental initiatives
Assists Athletic Director, coaches and athletic administration in communication and events with athletic alumni
Assist in home event management
Assist in hosting conference and NCAA championships as assigned to Trinity
Assists with departmental wellness initiatives and wellness requirement administration
Assists with team travel and assigned Business Operations tasks
Assist in coordinating Student-Athlete Welfare programming in areas such as: Sexual Violence Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drug use, Nutrition, Mental Health and Leadership
Participate in SAAC and other student-athlete group meetings and associated activities
Assist in coordinating community service opportunities for student-athletes
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and senior athletic leadership
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Bachelor’s degree required. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and computer skills. Candidate should be considering a career in college athletics.
Master’s degree preferred, along with experience in higher education and collegiate athletics, working in sports administration or event management, managing complex tasks where attention to detail is essential to success. Experience in marketing, constituent engagement, or comparable also preferred.
All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume and cover letter as well as list 3 references. In your cover letter, please also address how you would foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Letters of application should be addressed to Drew Galbraith, Director of Athletics.
For optimal consideration, please submit your application material by August 14, 2021.
About Trinity College
Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. It is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.