Sports Information Officer - Centennial College
Post date: Jun. 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun. 15, 2018
Reporting to the Manager of Athletics and Recreation, Centennial College is immediately hiring for a collaborative and organized Sports Information Officer to produce, present, distribute, collect, archive and promote information pertaining to Centennial Athletics teams, clubs, and Campus Recreation participation. The Sports Information Officer will collaborate with Marketing, Communications and community partners to promote and support college-wide athletic and recreation activities to our students and communities while aligned with Centennial’s annual Sports Marketing Plan. As the Centennial Representative on provincial sports committees, the incumbent will be responsible for hiring subcontractor staff, live streaming games, and reporting on timely game statistics. In addition, this role will have annual budget accountability, as well as the supervisory responsibility of work-study students and part-time staff.
Responsible for the annual development and delivery of a Sports Marketing Plan to promote and support College-wide athletic/recreational activities planned for the College community
Develops and maintain the Sports Marketing budget
Develops and implements a communication/promotion strategy to maximize student and staff attendance at intercollegiate games to support Centennial teams
Coordinates, edits, updates and manages the daily content of the Athletics & Recreation Department Website and social media page(s)
Manages the COLTS brand in regards to image and logo procedures and policies around its usage
Partners with members of Athletics and Recreation Department team in the development and implementation of events
Writes departmental updates on a weekly basis of stories related to student and program successes and prepare weekly program highlights including any athlete/team/coach accomplishments
Coordinates and distributes all department hard copy and web site communication and promotions
Plan and implement strategies within College policy to secure sponsors and organize fundraising events in support of academic athletic awards
Develops championship programs and produce promotional material in collaboration with internal Marketing and Communications teams Represent Centennial on the provincial college sports marketing committee (OCAA) and sports information committee (OCSIDA).
Acts as liaison with multiple internal and external stakeholders including local and national media, OCAA and CCAA Admin office, professional and amateur sports organizations and the general public regarding Centennial sport information
Takes a lead role in organizing and hosting events (e.g. COLTS Induction Hall of Fame ceremony, annual Centennial Homecoming weekend), and scheduling varsity alumni games and team social with the Alumni Association.
Three (3) year diploma or degree in: Sports Management, Web, Marketing, Communications and Journalism, Social Media, Graphic and Digital Design, Videography or equivalent
Minimum three (3) years’ experience in Sports Marketing using computer graphic design and web site design software, creative writing, and skill producing a broad range of print material
Demonstrated experience with web site design and management
Able to capture photos and video for social media purposes with the ability to manipulate photos and video for online/print distribution or production
Knowledge of Web Content Management systems and reporting databases
Knowledge of Graphic Design and Multimedia Video Editing software
Understanding of social media and new marketing trends
Proven interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills; ability to communicate with a diverse student population
Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills
Experience coordinating and hosting sports tournaments and/or recreational events an asset
Able to work evenings/weekends and varying shifts as required
Access to a vehicle, valid Ontario G2 driver’s license required
Experience and understanding working in a diverse student population
Apply online: www.centennialcollege.ca/careers
"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer."
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by June 15th, 2018 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Type of Position: Full Time