The Central Washington University Athletic Department is seeking (1) Marketing and Promotions Graduate Assistant and one (1) Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant (1) Student-Athlete Academic Success Graduate Assistant for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school years. These unique positions will allow for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in the intercollegiate sports industry while assisting CWU Athletics in growing its brand, fan base and improving our game-day experience.
Marketing and Promotions Graduate Assistant Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree •Proficiency in desktop publishing software, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign or other graphic design software. •Computer Experience (Macintosh and/or PC), Spreadsheet/Database Applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Access), Word Processing Applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Word Perfect) Job Duties: •Creation and execution of game day scripts •Boost student and community attendance •Create and execute marketing plans for assigned sports •Develop, monitor and maintain consistent social media presence •Manage and increase participation in our Fan Rewards Points App •Graphic Design for marketing and social media pieces •Sponsorship fulfillment •Manage assigned intern staff •Oversee Kid’s Club
•Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related field) •Demonstrated experience in an Athletic Communications office, either as a student assistant or intern •Have excellent written and oral communication skills •Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Stat Crew statistical software preferred Job Duties: •Writing and editing press releases, game stories, game programs, newsletters •Be the main contact for two or more athletic programs •Compiling statistics and reporting results to appropriate media outlets. •Assist in home game event management •Assist in the maintenance of the athletics website •Create graphics to help promote CWU Athletics on social media and website •Prepare reports for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and NCAA •This position requires availability on nights and weekends and may involve some travel.
Academic Success for Student Athletes Graduate Assistantship Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Ability to adhere to NCAA Div. II and GNAC rules. Must have strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and strong organizational skills, strong leadership capabilities, the ability to set appropriate professional boundaries with student-athletes, willingness to work occasional nights and weekends, and a desire to obtain full-time employment in the student-athlete academic services profession. Job Duties: •Day to day operations of the Wildcat Academic Success Center •Quarterly advising for student-athletes •Monitoring the academic progress of selected student-athletes •Supervising the study hall program and tutoring program •Unofficial initial NCAA eligibility evaluations of student-athletes •Work with academically at-risk student-athletes •Organize new Student-Athlete Orientation, and teaching potential in the University 101 and University 102 courses Participate in professional development meetings in order to expand knowledge and connect with all Athletics staff and campus advisors.
Please email cover letter stating the position of interest, resume and three professional references to Tyler Unsicker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to Graduate School at Central Washington University and will last for approximately 2 years.
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Additional Salary Information: Each position will receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.
About Central Washington University
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.