Augustana University (SD) is seeking a graduate assistant for athletics communications. Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls, SD and competes at the NCAA DII level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics Communications in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the department as well as other responsibilities within the athletic department. Position provides a monthly stipend and full tuition remission to the Master of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership program. Bachelor’s degree is required and acceptance into the master’s program is preferred. Anticipated start date of the position & graduate program is July 1, 2019.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Write and/or coordinate game notes, news releases, programs and feature stories for assigned sports
•Develop and post social media content that engages the Viking fan base and maintain web pages for assigned sports
•Produce/keep statistics compilation and record books for assigned sports
•Coordinate professional photography needs, and when required take photographs
•Work with many different types of software integral to a comprehensive sports information department such as StatCrew, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite
•Establish and maintain positive relations with media through strong interpersonal communication skills
•Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, sport management or a related field
Strong communication and organization skills with good writing and editing ability
Experience in a college communications/sports information office or similar field
Interest in sports statistics and telling the story of athletic programs and student-athletes
An understanding of the demands of working in sports (nights/weekends plus regular office hours)
Graphic design and/or video experience
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.
Application Procedures: To apply, send letter of interest, resume, a completed Augustana University employment application and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Associate Athletic Director, David Primus at email@example.com. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Official web site: www.augie.edu.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
About Augustana University
Founded in 1860, Augustana University is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs, the university is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skills and advanced study. Augustana graduates are thought-leaders, problem-solvers and change-makers in communities throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
Augustana currently serves approximately 2,100 students from 33 states and 32 countries. Of those, 27% are student-athletes, and more than 1,600 are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. In fall 2017, the university saw its largest incoming freshman class since 1978.
Augustana currently participates in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics in ten women’s sports and nine men’s sports and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The NSIC is comprised of sixteen public and private institutions within a five-state region, including South Dako...ta, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa, that are diverse in size and program. Successful conference membership requires both leadership and cooperation among member institutions while maintaining strict compliance with university, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
The Augustana Vikings routinely rank among the top-10 schools in DII for academics and athletics. Over the last decade, recent accomplishments include: two NCAA national championships, including Men’s Basketball in 2016, seven straight seasons of top-15 finishes in the Learfield Cup Standings, and four seasons as the NSIC’s top athletic program.
Sioux Falls, SD, is a great place to live, work and raise a family. The city has a population of more than 178,000 and more than 260,000 in the metropolitan statistical area. Sioux Falls offers a robust economy, countless outdoor activities, support for athletics programs at all academic levels and a vibrant entertainment scene.