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Sports Information Officer (PA/CS I)

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Department: Athletics
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

    • Position Summary
    • Sports Information Officer

      (Classified as: Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I)

      Full-time position is available on or after August 5, 2024 in Athletics.

      Under the general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director, this position will assist in all aspects of sports information, provide assistance to game-day operations and help with marketing and promotional activities. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • May assist as sports information, publicity contact for assigned sports.
      • Official scorer of NCAA Division II collegiate athletic contests as assigned.
      • Responsible for appropriate documentation and cataloguing of all statistics, records, and general information relating to assigned sports.
      • Update as necessary following contests of assigned sports.
      • Produce postgame recaps and press releases as assigned.
      • Assist with gameday scripts.
      • Write stories highlighting student-athletes and athletics staff as assigned.
      • Oversee and provide content for all types of organizational social media accounts.
      • Create content and oversee use of the video board in Fitzpatrick arena.
      • Assist with the production and use of the CCAA Network for Warrior Athletics.
      • Assist with the oversight of announcers for soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball for the CCAA Network.
      • Create promotional videos as needed for the department and specific sports.
      • Assist with creating graphics and marketing material for the department.
      • Develop ways to integrate corporate sponsorships into the gameday experience through digital and video means.
      • Assist coaches and the department with large events such as: Warrior Athletics Crab Feed, Warrior Golf Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.
      • Assist with community relations events and initiatives.
      • Weekend and evening work required.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: College degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field.

      Experience: Two years of related professional or technical experience. 

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Prior experience working within an athletic department.
      • Knowledge of NCAA sports and rules.
      • Prior experience with Skill in The Automated Scorebook for Baseball and Softball and StatCrew for Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer.
      • Knowledge of SIDEARM Sports content management system.
      • Prior experience oversing and providing content for all types of organizational social media accounts.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Foundation knowledge of general practices, methods and procedures related to public affairs, media relations, marketing, and/or sports information. Ability to keep abreast of public policy and public affairs issues.
      • Working knowledge of protocols and institutional etiquette related to public and media relations.
      • Basic knowledge and understanding of media outlets including print, television, and radio.
      • Ability to work with the media for the coverage of events.
      • Basic knowledge of market research and related techniques.
      • Working knowledge of summary statistics as they relate to research or sports information.
      • Basic knowledge of applicable copyright and other laws pertaining to written materials, news media and confidentiality.
      • Working knowledge of applicable software packages.
      • Knowledge of basic web communication techniques, vehicles and formats. Strong writing and editing skills to quickly produce clear and concise standard documents for internal and external publication.
      • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information.
      • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships within the university and community and with the media.
      • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles.
    • Special Conditions

      • May be required to work after-hours, evening or weekends as needed.

    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • May need to sit or work at a computer terminal for long periods of time on projects.
      • Will be required to travel across campus to other offices or buildings and will be required to travel off campus.
      • Occasionally may need to lift approximately 10-50 pounds.
      • May be subject to extreme temperatures. 
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $3,505- $3,856 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full range: $3,505 - $5,936 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply

    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER June 28, 2024 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

      The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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