Graduate Assistant - Athletics Events and Communications
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Operations - Event Management
Operations - Sports Information
Position Description: The primary role of this position will be to assist with event staffing and operations for all home intercollegiate athletic events. The secondary role will be to work in the athletic communications office to fulfill various tasks and special events throughout the year. This position is part-time.
Responsibilities: This individual will have a dual report to the Coordinator of Athletics Communications and the Coordinator of Athletics Events. This position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties.
Events 1.Help coordinate set up, take down, and supervision of intercollegiate events. 2.Assist with the scheduling of event management staff, including student workers and contracted workers. 3.Coordinate training sessions for event staff so they can successfully perform event management roles. 4.Communicate with visiting teams prior to competition informing them of all event details and logistics. 5.Meet and greet opposing teams, officials, and event staff and offer great hospitality and service. 6.Help monitor all facets of event operations and fill in where needed to ensure smooth operations. 7.Plan entertainment and/or promotional activities for home events to help attract and engage fans. 8.Coordinate the purchase and selling of food and beverages for concessions at home athletic events. 9.Help oversee all financials related to admissions and concessions including payments and deposits.
Communications 1.Help maintain Viterbo athletics website by updating rosters, schedules, scores, records, events, etc. 2.Write event recaps, special interest stories, and athletics news stories. 3.Maintain and expand Viterbo Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok social media presence. 4.Help facilitate set up and maintenance of the live streams for all home athletic events. 5.Assist with recording live statistical data using designated software during home athletics. 6.Distribute statistics and post-event information to teams, media, and opposing sports information offices. 7.Take photos and/or video clips at home events to promote student-athletes and add visuals to event recap. 8.Assist with preparing department reports by helping retrieve and compile data. 9.Work collaboratively with University communications office to help promote our athletic teams.
Qualifications: Background in event management and communications desired. Understanding and commitment to Catholic and Franciscan values; demonstrated knowledge and experience with the duties of the position including good written, oral, and interpersonal skills; proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Office applications; demonstrated reliability and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Master’s Degree Tuition Waiver: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and must be accepted into Viterbo University graduate school. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve a two-year graduate assistantship which includes a tuition waiver to enroll in either the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program or the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership (MASL) program. This position is eligible for tuition remission benefit during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The desired start date is August 1, 2023.
Financial Stipend: This position will include an annual stipend of $4,000.
Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of nearly 2500 students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. La Crosse is a vibrant community where you can enjoy concerts at the La Crosse Center, theatre and arts and restaurants within walking distance from the campus. Outdoor enthusiast will find hiking and nature in Hixon Forest, great biking and running on the Great River Trail, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Viterbo offers over 70 academic programs complete with internships, study abroad programs and research opportunities that enhances the student experience. Viterbo offers 19 intercollegiate sports and a wide spectrum of intramural and recreational opportunities.Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1890, Viterbo remains committed to its Catholic Franciscan values an...d its mission to provide each student with a quality liberal arts education rooted in the values of human dignity and respect for the world.