Bates College
Published
May 6, 2019
Location
Lewiston, ME
Category
Job Type

Description

Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college’s commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has about 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.

The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.

Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position

The Coordinator of Athletics Marketing and Promotions works closely with students to increase the visibility of athletic contests and the Department of Athletics on campus. This includes creating previews, recaps, profiles, feature stories, and videos about student athletes. The Coordinator of Athletics Marketing and Promotions is one of the two primary departmental liaisons for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In supporting SAAC, this position provides significant contributions to the development of student athletes through mentorship, guidance, leadership opportunities, community building, and a commitment to social justice. The Coordinator assists in organizing all aspects of game management for home athletic events, including all football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and post-season contests.  Additional duties in the Sports Information office will be assigned as needed. This is a full-time, academic year position.

This position is funded through NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant and is available for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. This position is expected to begin on August 1, 2019 and end on May 31, 2021. Salary is $23,660 and includes benefits. This grant also provides the successful candidate $3,000 for each year of funding for professional development in accordance with College policies.

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references (you will be notified before the College reaches out to references). Bates College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by May 17, 2019.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working within a successful communications team for 1+ years, in intercollegiate athletic communications preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of basic communications strategy principles.
  • Commitment to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed for covering athletic competition.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and co-workers.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills.
  • Athletics communications experience, stat keeping
  • Experience with statistical software and back end operation of athletics website
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills for successful documentation, planning and execution.
  • Proficiency in data management systems and computer software (e.g., statistic tracking programs, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, social media, webcasting, WordPress, website development and maintenance, photography and video editing)
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact. Successful completion of a background check.

Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 4 days of sick time, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff.  Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.  All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.