The Merrimack College Department of Athletics is a member of the NCAA Division I and II, and any job postings within the department can be found on this page.

Coaching/Administrative Positions

Please visit Merrimack's employment web site for all job listings and descriptions, as well as application instructions.

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

Position Overview:  Merrimack College invites candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics Compliance within the Department of Athletics. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Athletics, Student-Athlete Welfare, the Assistant Athletic Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Compliance Office. He or she will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive compliance programs that will ensure the College’s adherence to conference and NCAA regulations. A member of the Northeast-10 Conference and the Hockey East Conference, Merrimack sponsors 22 Division II sports teams and two Division I teams.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring initial and continuing eligibility, playing and practice seasons, team activity logs, and recruiting documentation
  • Maintaining and submitting required NCAA and conference reports
  • Conducting rules education and legislative updates for staff, coaches and student-athletes and maintaining compliance policies and procedures documentation
  • Performing research and serving as the primary liaison to the NCAA and conference offices regarding rule interpretations, self-reports and waiver requests
  • Working with coaches and staff members to ensure that the policies and procedures of the NCAA and the College are followed
  • Partnering with the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid to ensure that NCAA institutional and individual financial aid limits are adhered to
  • Supervision of undergraduate student-intern(s)
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; 2-3 years of full-time experience working in NCAA compliance (at an NCAA member institution, conference office, or the NCAA national office). Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Proficient knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and a working knowledge of systems for monitoring rules; experience providing rules interpretations and presenting education sessions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both written and orally
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse populations of student-athletes, staff and coaches with a broad range of backgrounds
  • Interest in and working knowledge of business and budget practices as they relate to athletics administration
  • Experience with Compliance Assistant, NCAA LSDBi and RSROsystems preferred
  • Position requires occasional travel; nights and weekends required, as necessary.

 To Apply:  Please apply online with cover letter and resume.

Contact Email Address:  hrjobs@merrimack.edu


Internships (Fall/Spring)

**Unpaid, must be for college credit**

Athletic Communications Intern

Goal of Internship: Gain valuable hands-on experience in collegiate athletics – specifically in the realm of Athletic Communications and game-day management – to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to peruse a career in the collegiate and professional athletics industry.

Description:

  • This commitment entails becoming a vital member of the Athletic Communications Department and will be relied upon in many day-to-day and seasonal responsibilities for the department
  • Interns will, at the discretion of the Director of Athletic Communications, be assigned specific programs for which he/she will serve as the primary contact (sports can include at least one and possibly all of the following, depending on willingness and writing ability: cross country, track & field, women’s golf, women's rowing, women's swimming)
  • Interns will be responsible for most written contact for assigned sports depending on writing ability
  • Interns will also assist in game-day operations for other sports as necessary, assisting in responsibilities ranging from serving as official scorer, program production, PA announcing, and more
  • Intern will configure a schedule to work office hours in accordance with his/her internship requirements 

To apply, please sumit resume, cover letter, writing samples and three references to alianoc@merrimack.edu.

Marketing & Ticketing Intern 

Primary Duties:

  • Assist manager of ticketing with all aspects of ticket operations at Lawler Rink, Martone-Mejail Field & Bert Hammel Court
  • Help create and execute promotional schedules for various sports
  • Create flyers, newspaper ads, newsletters, and other advertising campaigns
  • Assist with email, direct mail, and social media marketing efforts
  • Plan and execute special events for students, faculty/staff, fans, and members of the junior warrior program
  • Assist in the execution of game-day promotions, crowd interaction, and enhancing fan experience
  • Assist with the execution of game-day giveaways
  • Game night responsibilities based on schedule of ticket sales departmental activities

Qualifications:

  • Highly-motivated with a desire to pursue a career in sports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized and the ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of MS Office software
  • Demonstrates a positive and personable demeanor
  • Ability to work individually, or as part of a group

Please submit resume, cover letter and a list of three references to:

Patrick J. Spiegel
Director, Ticketing & Marketing
(978) 837-3441
spiegelp@merrimack.edu


Student Positions (hourly)

New Media Staff
The Athletic Communications department is in search of Merrimack College student workers interested in becoming a member of its New Media staff.

The Athletic Communications department offers students an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience in collegiate athletics while learning the ins and outs of the industry and all that is required to stage an athletics event at the collegiate level. 
The new media department is responsible for the pregame, in-game and postgame production of all Merrimack Athletics webcasts. The department broadcasts all home athletic events (except baseball/softball) and is searching for students possibly pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism, communications or multimedia event productions. Students will have the opportunity to learn webcast software, direct webcasts themselves, be responsible for breakdown and setup of equipment and cutting game highlights after events.

PA Announcers & Play-by-Play Broadcasters
The Athletic Communications department is in search of Merrimack College student workers interested in PA announcing and play-by-play broadcasting.

The Athletic Communications department offers students an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience in collegiate athletics while learning the ins and outs of the industry and all that is required to stage an athletics event at the collegiate level. 

These positions are suited toward students interested in a job in athletic communications, broadcast journalism and/or sports broadcasting. While previous experience (especially in PA announcing) is encouraged, it is not necessarily required. A tryout will be conducted for PA announcers prior to hiring.

TO APPLY (all hourly positions):
Interested applicants should email Chris Aliano, Director of Athletic Communications (alianoc@merrimack.edu) to arrange a meeting and discuss all job descriptions, qualifications and expectations. Once approved, students will use a Google Docs sign-up system to schedule the games they would like to work and are required to arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of athletic events they have signed up for. Students are responsible for working the game(s) they have signed up for and must give at least seven days' notice if they cannot work. Canceling inside that window requires student to find a replacement worker or risk being taken off the rest of the schedule that they're signed up for. Payment is arranged via Payroll Services and students will be paid on an hourly basis.

Coaches Camera Operator/Film Exchange Coordinator
ATTENTION STUDENTS - the Merrimack Athletic Department is in search of interested students to serve as coaches camera operator and film exchange coordinator. Responsibilities will include operating coaches' camera for specific home varsity athletic events in accordance with conference filming policies. Additionally, students will be responsible in assisting with the uploading of game footage following the completion of home contests to fim exchange website. If interested, please email alianoc@merrimack.edu.