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 Director of Athletic Communications

Position Overview:  Selected candidate will play a key role in publicizing Merrimack’s 24-sport athletics program to a broad base of constituents. Extensive evening, weekend and holiday work is required. This is a 10-month position commencing Aug. 1, 2015 through May 1, 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Athletics department website (www.MerrimackAthletics.com), including social media, digital and multi-media initiatives;
  • Be directly responsible for publicity efforts in select sports (sports to be assigned), including writing, editing and designing online information guides, printed game programs, special event publications, and press releases;
  • Manage student employees and game-day event staff;
  • Communicate with and solicit media for event coverage and feature stories on Merrimack student-athletes, teams, and other department milestones and accomplishments
  • Plan and implement historical archiving, including updating of record books
  • Complete conference, regional and national award applications on behalf of coaches and student-athletes
  • Compile, disseminate, and maintain sports statistics for select athletic program
  • Assist with the setup, live production and breakdown of webcast equipment as necessary
  • Travel with teams as necessary, primarily for postseason contests
  • Other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communication, Sports Management, Journalism, or English
  • Previous experience working in a collegiate athletic communications department desired
  • Must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must possess a demonstrated mastery of AP style writing and editing skills
  • Desktop publishing experience, preferably in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Quark
  • Ability to multi-task and work within a team environment, especially on game day (i.e., PA announcing, scoreboard operation, webcast production)
  • Ability to operate effectively under deadlines with the understanding that the position requires night and weekend work, as well as travel to select contests
  • Knowledge of various StatCrew statistical programs, with preference given to candidates with knowledge of football, basketball and volleyball, is not required but preferred
  • Graphic design, webcast production and video editing skills preferred

Stipend:  Salary Information: $2,000 month for nine months beginning August 1, 2015.

To Apply:  Email letter of application, resume, writing samples, and three references to hrjobs@merrimack.edu

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Email Address:  hrjobs@merrimack.edu

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Position Overview:  Merrimack College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Warriors are a member of the Division I Hockey East Conference and the Division II Northeast 10 conference and currently sponsor 24 intercollegiate sports.

Responsibilities:   Primary responsibilities for the successful candidate include assisting with the development and implementation of all aspects of training for 24 varsity athletics programs and direct oversight of assigned teams. Duties include but are not limited to working with coaches to design and implement year-round strength and conditioning programs, coaching and teaching proper technique, supervision and education of graduate fellows and interns, weight room supervision and maintenance, and administrative responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in a related field).
  • Understanding of and experience in program design
  • Experience and interest in coaching student-athletes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A working knowledge of NCAA rules and policies
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse populations of student-athletes, staff and coaches with a broad range of backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Preferred: Master’s degree, CSCS/ CSCCa certification, CPR-First Aid certification.

To Apply:  Please send a letter of application, resume, and list of three references to hrjobs@merrimack.edu

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Email Address:  hrjobs@merrimack.edu

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Position Overview:  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for aiding the Team Physicians, Head Athletic Trainer, and the Associate AD and Director of Athletics in the planning, coordinating and implementation of healthcare services, therapeutic and emergency medical care programs for student-athletes engaged in intercollegiate athletics.

Duties will include but are not limited to, the following: Provide evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation to intercollegiate athletes in a Division II/Division I NCAA school.  Travel with assigned teams and provide treatment as appropriate at away contests. Perform assigned administrative duties.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in the field of Athletic Training;
  • BOC certified; eligible for Massachusetts Licensure;
  • Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a team atmosphere with a flexible schedule; nights, weekends, holidays and travel required.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to:  hrjobs@merrimack.edu

 Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 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: athletics@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.