The Athletics Facilities Graduate Assistant (AFGA) is responsible to the Athletic Facilities Coordinator for all duties associated with the planning and implementation of the Athletic Department’s facility and event management operations in accordance with Northern Kentucky University (NKU), the Horizon League (HL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines. The AFGA is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of athletic facility maintenance and upkeep as well as assisting with event management duties for NKU athletic home events and external rental events at NKU athletic facilities.
Responsibilities will included, but are not limited to:
• Conduct regular maintenance and preparation duties of NKU athletic facilities for games, events, and practices.
• Manage operations and serve as event manager for NKU athletic events and external rental events at NKU athletic facilities.
• Set up and tear down equipment, furniture, seating, etc. at NKU athletic facilities for events, games, meetings, etc.
• Assist in scheduling and monitoring of visiting team practices.
• Assist Athletic Facilities Coordinator with scheduling and supervision of student worker / intern pool.
Must be accepted into an NKU graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.
Position is under contract for one academic year with option for renewal.
This position requires strenuous and labor-intensive activities at times, so the candidate must be able to routinely lift over 50 pounds and be able to stand on his or her feet for extended periods of times.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends (around class schedule)
Experience in a Division I athletic department preferred.
Experience effectively using Microsoft Office programs preferred.
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Additional Salary Information: $13.08 per hour; tuition for up to 9 credits per semester
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school ...education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2011, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $52.8 million and 110,000-square-foot Griffin Hall, home of NKU’s College of Informatics. In 2008, we opened our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building, as well as the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events.
NKU is the newest member of the Horizon League, joining the league in the summer of 2015. The 2016-17 academic year marks the first season NKU will be eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse began the transition after winning three national championships and 22 regional titles at the NCAA Division II level. Women’s basketball claimed two of the national titles in 2000 and 2008.