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Appointment Type: Staff Part-time


Categories: Staff

Position Grade:TI

Work Days: Weekends and evenings are included

Shift Start/End Time: Work hours will vary by season

Hours Per Week: 25

Weeks Per Year: 39

Union College, a liberal arts institution located in Schenectady, New York is accepting applications for the position of part time Athletics Communications Assistant/Fraternity and Sorority Life Assistant. The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete. Union is an NCAA multi-classified institution that sponsors 26 intercollegiate sports. Twenty-four programs compete in the Division III Liberty League, while men’s and women’s ice hockey compete in the Division I ECAC Hockey League.

This position will assist the Athletics Communications Director and a full time assistant. Duties include event coverage, website management, social media, photo image and publication design, sport assignments, media guides, live video setup and archiving, game notes, and student worker supervision.

This individual will also act as a Fraternity and Sorority Life Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, duties will include advising assigned chapters, oversight of social events to ensure compliance with Greek Life policies and assisting in new member education process.

The position is expected to devote 20 hours per week to Athletics Communications and 5 hours per week to Fraternity and Sorority Life. Compensation will include an hourly rate plus college housing (valued at $7,323 per year), and a student meal plan (valued at $5,538 per year). Must be available to work evenings and weekends.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, collegiate athletics communications department experience required.

  • Knowledge of Stat Crew software, experience in publication software (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop), new media and video required.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills needed.

  • Candidates must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of students and staff.

The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time

  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays

  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)

  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs

  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development

  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability

  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Advertised: May 10, 2021

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