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Coordinator for Creative Media and Engagement (NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship)

Apply now Job no: 493093
Work type: Non-Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College invites applications for the Coordinator for Creative Media and Engagement internship, funded by an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Grant. This is a two-year position, 10 months a year, without benefits, housing offered. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Coordinator for Creative Media and Engagement will be responsible for collaboration and coordination of Athletics Department creative media with all varsity sports programs, as well as fitness and recreation efforts. The Coordinator will employ creative knowledge and skills to emphasize clear, engaging, persuasive and powerful storytelling and messaging across a variety of settings and platforms. Aditionally, the Coordinator will facilitate engagement with alumni, parents and friends through the Kenyon Athletics Network.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics Communication and mentored by the Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation, this individual will work to support the mission of the Athletics Department and the College through the platforms provided. Additionally, the Coordinator will provide external engagement with campus constituents, community members, parents and alumni through development of partnerships within Athletics, as well as on campus. Finally, this individual will be asked to support event and game operations through promotional opportunities that create increased awareness and attendance. Other duties may include departmental committee work, conference communication and professional development across other areas of the department and college.

The Coordinator’s primary duties will include creating content and overseeing the upkeep of the Athletics Department’s main social media platforms, as well as the operation of the Kenyon Sports Connection, an online endeavor encompassing multiple platforms, mainly through the use of video. 

In addition to traditional office hours, the Coordinator will be expected to work sporadic evenings and weekends, as required, and will travel to cover Kenyon’s teams when necessary. Other duties may be added with the addition of new technologies and expectations within the field.

It is also expected that the Coordinator will embrace the Athletics Department’s mission of fostering learning and developing community with a focus on the values of citizenship, competition, resiliency, sportsmanship and teamwork within Kenyon’s unique campus culture. Successful candidates will be able to show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their support for students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, religious and national backgrounds.

Essential Functions:

  • Strong writing and editing with the ability to convey the story of Kenyon Athletics, Fitness and Recreation.
  • Fluent in social media communications and promotions, including messaging, planning and graphic design.
  • Competency with audio and video broadcasting, as well as a familiarity with relevant digital equipment.
  • The ability to edit video with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or other professional video editing software.
  • Above average experience in working with Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop.
  • The ability to train and supervise a group of student-workers.
  • Digital photography experience is a plus.

Other Expectations:

  • Serve as a member of the Athletics, Fitness and Recreation team, responsible for providing leadership, goals, and program implementation at a fully residential campus housing 1800 undergraduate students.
  • Develop and maintain mutually supportive and collaborative working relationships with student affairs colleagues, faculty, Athletics staff and other campus partners to accomplish shared objectives and tasks.
  • Utilize the NCAA professional development funding to attend required development opportunities.
  • Lead and assist with designated departmental, divisional, and/or College committees and initiatives.
  • Develop meaningful connections with students, staff and faculty by being available and visible on campus.
  • Assist with special projects and duties, as needed.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the College’s and Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation policies and procedures as well as the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Department of Athletics’ student-athlete handbook, and the Student Affairs and College’s mission statements.

Success Factors:

  • Collaborative mindset.
  • Ability to train and supervise student workers.
  • Demonstrated support for students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to athletes as students.

Working Conditions:

  • Some lifting / moving equipment is required.
  • The working schedule is not traditional nor regular: mornings, days, late evenings, weekends are required, as may be work during College breaks.
  • Travel for athletics contests, meetings and convention/caucus attendance as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous experience in a sports information/athletics communications office preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in rules and statistics of the sports Kenyon offers.
  • Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.


Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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