Lamar University Athletic Sports Information Specialist #497242 in Beaumont, Texas

Position Information

Posting Number 20111591

Position Title Athletic Sports Information Specialist #497242

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Position Type Staff

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Department Media Relations

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary: The Athletics Sports Information Specialist assists the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations in managing all aspects of the Athletics Media Relations Department.

Examples of work performed: 1. Assist in all publicity efforts of the department; brochures for all sports, press kits, press releases and speciality brochures as needed.

  1. Assist in the supervision of game statistical and press coverage as assigned.

  2. Assist as a media contact for the athletics department. Interacts on a regular basis with the local electronic and print media.

  3. Works cooperatively with Southland Conference Communications Office.

  4. Perform any additional duties as requested by the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree required. * Basic computer layout and design knowledge in desktop software required. * Ability to maintain accurate statistical records regarding individual and team records for all sports programs required. * Proven writing ability along with possessing effective interpersonal communication skills required. * Knowledge of NCAA rules required * Able to tolerate flexible work hours – weekends and nights.

Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.

Reports directly to the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualification(s): * Master’s degree preferred. * 1 – 2 years in a University Media Relations Office or related area preferred. * Working knowledge of volleyball statistical operations preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Application Information

Posting Date 07/19/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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