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Requisition Number 17-0021
Post Date 5/25/2017
Title Student Life Assistantship, Sports Information (Graduate Student Position)
City Frederick
State MD

General Information

  • Accepted into a Master's Degree Program at Hood College required.
  • Compensation may consist of a tuition waiver and an annual stipend for a full-time Student Life Assistant (SLA).
  • Tuition Waiver for full-time SLA is limited to no more than 18 credits per academic year; in general, no more than 9 credits should be taken during any one semester.
  • Typically a full-time SLA is required to work 20 hours per week from mid-August to mid-May.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications/Sports Information Director (SID) and in close coordination with the Director of Athletics, the student life assistant for sports information is involved in all aspects of gathering and disseminating sports information. The student life assistant for sports information maintains regular contact with Hood College's 22 NCAA Division III teams and coaches to provide information to the media, the campus and the public, and assists and produces athletics-related publications and Web pages. Responsibilities include developing favorable media attention and image for the various sports teams, coaches and the athletic department utilizing a variety of communications media and other appropriate outlets.


Sports Information (100%)

  • Maintains statistical and historical records of athletic events and athletes;
  • Assists as Hood College's official statistician;
  • Assists compilation and reporting of statistics on teams, individuals and coaches;
  • Assists communications with conference office and NCAA for timely reporting of team rosters, schedules, statistics, etc.;
  • Compiles and maintains player and coach biographical information;
  • Assists in coordinating athletic photography;
  • Assists with media relations for all men's and women's athletic teams, players and coaches;
  • Researches, writes and edits news releases, features and copy for athletic brochures about athletes, coaches and sports teams;
  • Produces athletic publications, including home game programs, schedules, etc.;
  • Designs, provides content for and provides regular updates to athletic's Web pages;
  • Provides input for selection of Athlete of the Week and oversees accompanying feature story;
  • Assist in the scheduling and promotion of the college mascot.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required preferably in Sport Management, Journalism, English, Communications or Public Relations. Accepted into a Master's Degree Program at Hood College required. Experience in athletic media relations and/or video editing a plus.

Technology Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), e-mail, Internet; desktop publishing, via InDesign, and graph software including Adobe Photoshop, Web site development software such Dreamweaver, video editing, and working knowledge of StatCrew and Automated Scorebook.

Language Skills

Proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.

Mathematics Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, resume and three professional references. When saving documents, the file name should include the job requisition number (17-0021).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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