Associate Director of Athletics/Communications

Search Number: S19-017

Job Posted: 9/6/19

Rank: Administrator V


UNIVERSITY:  Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a student-centered university providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 10,000 students. Founded as New Haven Normal School in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university committed to excellence, social justice, access, and engagement. One of four universities in the 17-member Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, the University is located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York City and Boston.

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division II program and a member of the Northeast 10 Conference.  Consisting of 19 athletics teams, SCSU’s outstanding program continually ranks among the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation, and also boasts a long record of dominance in the Northeast for both team and individual championships.  The Owls rank among the top 10 nationally with 80 individual titles and in team championships with 10 titles.  SCSU had NCAA championships representation in eight sports in 2016-17 and also ranked among the top-30 percent of all Division II programs in the Clearfield Sports Cup for the 11th straight year. 

CATEGORY: Full Time, Contractual

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, the position directs the University’s athletic news operations and internal and external communications, with the goal of enhancing the positive image of the University. This position involves significant evening and weekend hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the administration of intercollegiate athletics and/or related field.  Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to students, staff and general public.  Familiarity with computer programs as related to desktop publishing, layout and design. Demonstrated ability in writing, editing, and media relations. Commitment to follow the letter and spirit of NCAA rules and regulations and affirmative action policies. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience. Ability to effectively work with a diverse population of student athletes and coaches in a cultural climate that celebrates diversity.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

APPLICATION: In order for applications to be given full consideration candidates must send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Sharon DeCrescenzo at on or before September 20, 2019.  Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.