Coordinator of Athletics Marketing and Promotions

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Lewiston, MAINE
Job Type: FullTime

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 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. 

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.

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