The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is accepting applications for the Coordinator of Sport Administration Internship. This full-time, two-year position (10 months per year) is funded primarily through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities & Women’s Internship Grant, and offers the candidate the opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of collegiate athletic administration at the conference level. The NESCAC is an 11-member NCAA Division III athletic conference with headquarters in Hadley, Mass. The desired start date is August 2017.
Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Sport Administration will be involved in the conference’s day-to-day operations, including assisting with updating and editing championship manuals; working with host institutions in the administration and conduct of conference championships; identifying and planning opportunities for championship enhancements; assisting with updating and maintaining the website and social media platforms; creating graphics and videos; assisting with Player of the Week honors, development of weekly reports and championship releases, including research, writing and editing; coordinating and assisting with aspects of the conference awards program; assisting with creation of conference schedules, administration of strategic initiatives grant, and educational programming; identifying and securing speakers for NESCAC SAAC meetings; and participating in SAAC meetings and conference calls.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess strong writing, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and must be able to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of work experience in athletic administration, collegiate sports publicity or related field, a demonstrated desire to work in college athletics as an administrator, and familiarity with the Division III philosophy. Working knowledge of computer software programs as well as experience in publication software, Stat Crew, video editing and social media preferred. Travel and some night and weekend work required.
Salary/Benefits: $23,660 per 10-month period, health insurance, and funding for professional development and cell phone (Internship funded through NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities & Women’s Internship Grant).
Application: Interested applicants should submit a single PDF with the following materials: cover letter detailing applicable experience and interest, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to: Andrea Savage, NESCAC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NESCAC strives to foster a diverse community and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, including women and ethnic minorities.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 9 and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1971, the NESCAC consists of 11 private liberal arts colleges and universities. Member institutions: Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University and Williams College. The NESCAC sponsors 27 sports, 13 for men and 14 for women. More information about the conference and member institutions can be found at nescac.com.