Position Overview: Stony Brook Athletics is currently accepting applications for the position of one (1) Graduate Assistant in the Facilities and Operations Department. The Graduate Assistantship is a two-year commitment, renewable after the first year at the discretion of the athletic department. End date upon graduation. This position will assist five full-time staff members in the coordination and management of intercollegiate sports and special events, as well as the maintenance and operation of athletic facilities. This position will also oversee a student worker staff of 50.
Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Hiring, training, and supervising student staff; On-site management of select athletic contests and special events; Scheduling staff for and assisting with the physical set-up, breakdown and game operations for all home contests and events; Contacting visiting teams and officials; Work in conjunction with other Athletic Department staff (i.e. Athletic Communications, Tickets, Marketing) and with other campus departments (i.e. Campus Operations & Maintenance, Conferences & Special Events) Creating and updating operations manuals; Developing a working relationship with our contracted security, events, and custodial staffs; Performing general office duties.
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Ben Ilg, Manager of Events & Operations Benjamin.email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Willingness to work outside for long hours on nights, weekends, and holidays
Previous experience working in an event management capacity for a professional/collegiate sports program
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Strong problem solving, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to conduct interviews and supervise student staff
Acceptance into a graduate program at Stony Brook University
Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management or Athletic Administration
Knowledge of audio visual equipment, Daktronics equipment, Precision Timing
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Gmail, and Google Sheets
Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in college athletics or event and facility management
Additional Salary Information: Stipend per academic year plus tuition and fee benefits (excludes Stony Book University fees)
About Stony Brook University Athletics
Stony Brook University, located on Long Island, New York, is home to 19 Division I NCAA programs. All teams compete in the America East Conference, with the exceptions of football (CAA Football Conference) and women’s tennis (Missouri Valley Conference).