Centennial Offers Assistant to Executive Director Internship

Founded in 1992, the Centennial Conference consists of 11 private liberal arts colleges and universities on a full-time basis and seven as associate members. Full-time member institutions: Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, McDaniel College, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, Washington College. The Centennial Conference sponsors 24 sports, 12 for men and 12 for women. www.centennial.org.


The Centennial Conference is accepting applications for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. This full-time, two-year position (10 months per year) is funded primarily through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities & Women's Internship Grant, and offers the candidate the opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of collegiate athletic administration at the conference level. The Assistant to the Executive Director will work directly with the Executive Director in all aspects of the Centennial Conference office, including but not limited to the following:

Communications:  Assist with designing and writing weekly releases, publicize the conference to the media and update the website and statistics.

Championships:  Assist in overseeing conference championships and playoffs including budget, event operations, and game management.

Awards:  Assist with the conference awards program, which includes producing and distributing the awards and streamlining the online awards system.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC):  Assist the assistant director with all aspects of the Centennial Conference SAAC, including planning bi-annual meetings, conference calls, community engagement initiatives, and educational programming.

New Media:  Take the lead role in all multimedia planning, development and implementation in the Conference office. The assistant to the executive director will lead the implementation of the Conference's goals and strategies around branding, multimedia marketing, video material, as well as the development and maintenance of multimedia web content.

  • Produce live events on Facebook Live.
  • Produce video features including championship previews/wrap-ups, student-athlete vignettes, highlight shows, and plays of the week.

Social Networking: Coordinate the Conference presence and message on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media outlets.

Educational Programming: Work directly with member schools to help coordinate the yearly Snell-Shillingford Coaching Symposium, which is a program offered to undergraduate women who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching.

This is a full-time 43 week position (about 10 months per year).   Start date will be August 2017. This full-time internship is a two-year NCAA grant funded position headquartered in Lancaster, Pa. Evening and weekend work may be required.  Your schedule may vary to accommodate evening and weekend work.   There may be times when you will work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, rain). 

To learn more about the Centennial Conference, please click HERE.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.



The successful candidate will possess strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must be able to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Work experience required in athletics administration, collegiate sports publicity or related field. Must possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Applicants should have a strong interest in intercollegiate athletics administration and familiarity with the NCAA Division III philosophy. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, Stat Crew, and Content Management Software as well as experience with video production preferred.

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors.  This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors. Click HERE.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.


Application Instructions:

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