Wellesley College
June 12, 2024
106 Central Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Job Type


Job Posting Title

Director of Strategic Communications, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
Job Description Summary

Admin Exempt
Job Description

Responsible for the leadership, planning, management and oversight of external communications for all 13 varsity sport programs and department initiatives. Manages media initiatives, video and streaming production. Develops marketing and promotion strategies to enhance department visibility. Serves as department liaison to the Friends of Athletics national committee. Promotes and is responsible for Blue Nation Giving Day. Contributes to the Department as a member of the Senior Staff leadership team.

Communications and Development

Manages media relations, including establishing contacts and providing materials to promote the athletics program and events within the department.

Promotes inclusion of Athletics as a member of campus communications committee.

Manages all aspects of WellesleyBlue.com and assists with updating and maintenance of the department website/s.

Oversees the design, edit, production and distribution of Department publications and promotional materials. Knowledge of producing and editing vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator, desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign or similar) and web graphics (Adobe Photoshop).

Prepares remarks and presentations for the Director as needed.

Creates cyclical department communications outreach and strategy with an eye on fundraising.

Responsible for Blue Nation Giving Day.

Manages the Friends of Athletics national committee coordinating annual schedules, meeting agendas, and fundraising strategies.

Coordinates team fundraising efforts.

Administration & Events

Leads implementation of year-end student-athlete celebration and awards event(s).

Leads Hall of Fame Committee. Participates in nomination, selection and induction activities. Provides research for all nominations; manages photography & video; creates and distributes publicity for induction and other administrative duties as assigned.

Serves as event manager for select contests.

Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information

Plans, directs and leads sports information department including staffing, training, website updates, statistics, photography, social media, video, media relations and archives to support varsity athletics and to assist the department as needed. Along with the Assistant Director of PERA/Sports Information, will:

Maintain rosters, results, statistics and records for 13 intercollegiate varsity sports.

Be responsible for all weekly and postseason reporting to NCAA, ECAC, NEWMAC, and the Liberty League.

Be responsible for the development and execution of all athletics recaps, summaries, reports, award nominations and annual college reports.

Manage competition day live stats.

Assign, supervise and evaluate all student workers to assist with statistics, scoring, announcing, technology support (e.g., video, website, social media) and other areas to ensure a well executed and promoted athletics event.

Prepares and manages area budget, as well as projections regarding future equipment and technology needs.

Marketing and Branding

Serves as brand manager for athletics logo use for the College, ensuring a consistent image in institutional publications, trademark usage and marketing materials.

Manages strategy and data regarding social media for all athletics and PERA activities.

Develops and implements marketing strategies to promote department achievements and initiatives.

Develops and implements high-level video and media strategies to promote the department and engage multiple constituencies.

Manages streaming video including management of equipment and hiring/training of student workers.

Performance Profile:

Ability to organize and prioritize work, take initiative.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and competent at problem solving.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Interpersonal skills as demonstrated by ability to be discreet, maintain confidentiality and to communicate with all levels of the department, college and external constituents.


Athletics Communications Assistant

Assistant Coach assigned to area

Student Workers


Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree required; Masters Degree is preferred.

Experience Required:

2-3 years experience in sports information/communications/media relations and /or promotions experience required.

3-5 years at college or university level is preferred.

Skills and Abilities Required:

Excellent administrative, organizational skills required.

Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Working knowledge of statistical programs, current design and desktop publishing software and web site maintenance are essential.

Excellent computer skills and knowledge, proficiency with various technology and social media, video platforms required.


Knowledgeable of and abide by all College, Department, NCAA and other governing sports association policies & procedures.

Serves on department, college committees and seeks leadership opportunities.

Engages professionally in conference, regional and national associations.

Company Description

Wellesley’s mission is to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world. We advance our mission by working together as a community—faculty, students, staff, and alumnae.

Embark on a fulfilling career journey at Wellesley College, where we prioritize your well-being and professional growth. As a valued member of our team, you'll enjoy a comprehensive array of benefits and resources designed to enhance both your work-life balance and long-term success.

Competitive Compensation: Experience competitive wages ensuring your dedication is recognized and rewarded.

Exceptional Benefits Package: Access a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and pre-tax saving benefits, life insurance, disability coverage, and more to safeguard your health and that of your loved ones.

Commuting and Transportation: Enjoy the convenience of free parking on our picturesque campus, easily accessible from major roadways. We are also accessible via the MBTA commuter rail.

Paid Time Off: Take advantage of paid vacations, personal days, sick time, and holidays to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life harmony.

Retirement Savings: Plan for the future with our retirement savings plan. Wellesley College contributes up to 10.5% towards your 403(b) plan for eligible employees

Work/Life and Wellness: A hybrid work environment for select positions (additional details will be provided during the interview process), caregiving support through Wellthy, legal plan insurance, pet insurance discount and a variety of other resources including retirement planning, free onsite and virtual fitness classes and access to cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Professional Development: Enhance your skills and explore growth opportunities through continuing training and pathways for growth within our supportive environment.

Tuition and Education Benefits: Invest in your education with tuition benefits, and access resources to navigate student loan forgiveness, reinforcing our commitment to your ongoing learning.

Campus Privileges: Enjoy free use of our state-of-the-art athletic and fitness facilities with onsite fitness classes, Library resources, and seize opportunities to attend diverse campus events that contribute to a vibrant community.

Apply today and take your first step toward a rewarding career with Wellesley College – where your unique strengths and success are celebrated as part of our shared commitment to inclusivity!