Current Open Positions

Assistant Sports Information Director

Job #: 1175

The assistant sports information director will assist the sports information director in the daily publicity, media relations and event management of the University’s 24 intercollegiate sports programs.  The assistant SID will serve as the primary contact for a number of programs and will work to successfully promote and report on those teams.  The successful applicant will be required to assist at home football and basketball contests and will be charged with developing marketing strategies to help bring students and community members to Pacific athletic events.

This position is an internship position, funded by a Division III Ethnic Minority & Women’s Internship Grant from the NCAA.  The purpose of this grant is for Division III institutions to create professional administrative opportunities for minorities and women to enhance diversity and inclusion within their athletics staffs.  As such, the selected candidate must be an ethnic minority and/or female to qualify.


Sports Information & Athletic Communications (60%)

• Act as the primary media relations contact for specific sports in the intercollegiate program, which will include dissemination of press releases (including postgame releases and weekly notebook releases), development of publications (game programs), statistical maintenance, staffing of home contests and reporting of scores and statistics as per Northwest Conference and NCAA guidelines.
• Assist in the daily maintenance of the Pacific University Athletics website,, which may include special projects outside of the assistant SID’s assigned sports areas.

• Promotes story ideas on Pacific student-athletes to local, hometown and regional media outlets.  In some instances, may write stories for presentation to those outlets and the Pacific website.  Works with coaches to identify and develop those story ideas.

• Develop and provide annual maintenance of recruiting brochures for all sports.

• With Sports Information Director, provide for the successful staffing of assigned events with Work Study team.

• Develop and coordinate promotional/marketing efforts to draw members of the Pacific and Forest Grove and surrounding communities to Pacific home events.

• Assist in game day staffing for all home Pacific football and basketball contests.

Develop & Implement Marketing Strategies For Pacific Athletics (20%)

• Develop, implement and maintain a marketing strategy to better market the Pacific University Athletics program to on-campus audiences as well as the Forest Grove and Washington County communities.

• Assist with and develop new promotional efforts through Pacific Athletics’ social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).

Support/Assist Department In Special Events/Fundraising Functions (10%)

• Assist Director of Athletics and Manager of Administrative Services as needed with Boxer Club.

• Provide support for athletics special events, such as the Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and Boxer Club events.

Serve As Assistant Coach In Sport Of Most Experience (10%)


• Perform other duties as assigned by the Sports Information Director or Director of Athletics.

• May be asked to assist with photography and video needs.


Successful applicant will perform duties independently while working within established directions and guidelines.  Will be asked to multi-task during regular office hours.  The assistant SID will work under deadline to provide detailed postgame information (for both home and away events) for both the media and for the website.  Training will be provided in University sports information procedures.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY:  The successful applicant will be responsible for supervising 3-8 Work Study students for the purposes of staffing home athletics event.  Will work with the Sports Information Director to provide direction for 1-3 Work Study office assistants.


• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, sports administration, marketing or a related field is required.

• Past experience working in a college sports information office is preferred.


  1. Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.
  2. Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.
  3. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
  4. Asks questions and seeks assistance.
  5. Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.
  6. Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.
  7. Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.
  8. Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  9. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

• Strong writing skills with working knowledge of Associated Press style.

• Proven accuracy, thoroughness, timeliness, attention to detail and sense of urgency in meeting responsibilities and established deadlines.

• Must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects independently.

• Must have strong oral communication skills.

• Experience working with both PC and Macintosh platform computers.

• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

• Working knowledge of sports within the University’s program and understanding of the sport’s rules.

• Experience with Stat Crew statistical software (football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball/softball and lacrosse) and Hy-Tek statistical software (swimming, track and field) is strongly preferred.

• Experience with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is strongly preferred.

• Experience with the SIDEARM Sports web platform is preferred.

• Experience with video editing platforms (iMovie of Final Cut Pro) is a plus.


• This is a full-time position requiring 40-plus hours per week.  Effective time management is a must.

• Will be required to work regular evenings and weekends for staffing of home events.

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