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Athletics Sports Information Specialist #497242 - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111397
Position Title Athletics Sports Information Specialist #497242 - PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 497242
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 specialty brochures as needed.

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

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

4. Works cooperatively with Southland Conference Communications Office.

5. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree preferred.

1 – 2 years in a University Media Relations Office or related area preferred.

Working knowledge of volleyball statistical operations preferred.

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

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.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 11/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some College
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PH.D
    • Other Terminal degree
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB. As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Miscellaneous