Coordinator for The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

Title: Coordinator for The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
Position #: 106089
Category: Full-time exempt
Salary: Low to mid 40’s
Application Due: January 1, 2012, for best consideration. Open until filled.
Apply: jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56029

 

Launched on Nov. 2 and named for the late Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich, the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will be a primary resource for research and debate in the public discussion of sports and society. The Center will serve as a launching pad for students to learn, actively participate in and develop the journalistic skills they need to meet the challenges facing them as the next generation of sports journalists. The Center supports academic courses, hosts symposiums, seminars, panel discussions, workshops and career fairs, and will become a a resource for journalists, academics and the public wishing to explore the complex role of sports in society.

 
The coordinator is responsible, under the direction of Center Director George Solomon, for all administrative aspects of running the Center including, but not limited to public and media relations efforts; organization of special events; processing financial transactions, balancing accounts and monitoring the budget; tracking commitments; and supervising student employees.
 
Duties are as follows:
— Conduct public and media relations efforts. Write, produce, and publish on the center website and distribute press kits, calendar listings, public service announcements and other items for all sponsored events. Design and produce promotional materials for the website and other forms of delivery.
Establish and maintain a comprehensive list of press, media, and community communication mediums.
Manage the workflow and student personnel for the Center including selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers.
Plan, coordinate, and advertise a variety of special events and promotional activities throughout the year, e.g. workshops, symposia, etc.
Manage and track the center's finances including processing financial transactions, balancing accounts, tracking commitments and contributions, and monitoring the budget.
Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
— Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) is required, as is at least two years of related experience.
— Must be able to work well independently and on a team.
— Budget preparation and management skills are essential, as are effective interpersonal and communication skills.
— Must be able to make independent decisions and judgments; plan, prioritize, and balance workload; and manage a variety of projects that must be completed simultaneously and on time.
 — Study in journalism, communications, or media studies is preferred.
— Proficiency in HTML visual and text editors, SHTML, CSS, 508 Accessibility, Web Standards, FTP/SFTP, and CMS or database-driven sites as well as a working knowledge of Photoshop/Imageready, InDesign and other publishing programs is highly preferred.
 
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and
will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.
 
To apply, please visit jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56029 or go to https://jobs.umd.edu and
search position number 106089.
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