The Centennial Conference, an 11-member NCAA Division III athletic conference located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of Sports Administration and Championships made possible through the NCAA Strategic Alliance Matching Grant. This position is a full-time, 12-month, exempt administrative position with benefits reporting directly to the Executive Director. Funding for the position is limited to individuals who meet the criteria for ethnic minorities or women as set forth by the NCAA.
The Coordinator of Sports Administration and Championships will assist in all aspects of conference operations with emphasis on communications, social media, website management, championship and general administration. The coordinator will work with conference personnel and the Centennial membership to promote and publicize the conference through various forms of written, visual and social media communications; manage and update the conference website; compile and maintain conference data; awards and special events; and submit necessary reports to the NCAA as required. The position is primarily comprised of athletic communications (40%), general administration (40%) and events/championships (20%). The coordinator may be assigned specific committee oversight as well. Travel, night and weekend work are required.
Full-time members of the Centennial Conference professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package through Franklin & Marshall College that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events
Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will have at least 2-4 years experience in intercollegiate athletics, sports information, media relations, sports administration, new media, or related field. A strong desire or demonstrated commitment to work in the field of intercollegiate athletics is required. Exceptional verbal, written, and online communication skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple responsibilities under tight deadlines. A bachelor's degree is required (e.g., athletic administration, sports management); however a masters degree is preferred. Must have proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Stat Crew, Adobe Creative Suite, athletics website content management systems, and social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The ability to work independently and meet deadlines is a must.
Additional Information: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.The College will coordinate these verifications.
The Centennial Conference and Franklin & Marshall College are committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.
Application Instructions: All resumes, cover letters and references must be submitted via www.fandm.edu/jobs. We regret we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax. Applications must include a position-specific cover letter, resume and four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by June 1.
About Centennial Conference
On June 4, 1981, Keith Spalding, president of Franklin & Marshall College, made the announcement that "eight private colleges found it timely and appropriate to form a round-robin football schedule among institutions with similar attitudes and practices in intercollegiate football competition." With that statement, the Centennial Conference was born.
From 1983-92, the eight private colleges - Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College and Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College - participated in a football-only conference. Because of the success in operating the Centennial Football Conference, the presidents began to study the feasibility of an all-sports conference early in 1991. The presidents received a positive report from an ad hoc committee in March 1992, which also recommended that Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and Washington College be invited to join as charter members.
On April 29, 1992, Gordon A. Haaland, president of Gettysburg College and acting chairman of the committee of the original eight presidents, announced the expansion of the Conference to an... all-sports conference. He also announced that Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Washington had accepted the invitations to become charter members.