Lakeland University
  • 14-Nov-2018 to 15-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Part Time

POSITION PURPOSE

Lakeland University, a NCAA Division III member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in Plymouth, Wis., is seeking an individual for the position of Sports Information Graduate Assistant. The position is a 12-month appointment for two years, beginning Jan. 2, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and work samples. 

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: All Lakeland staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of Lakeland;
  • Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP), show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

A successful candidate will assist the Sports Information Director with coverage, promotion, and publicity of Lakeland's 19 varsity sports. 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Keeping in-game statistics
  • Producing publications including game programs and brochures
  • Writing press releases, games stories, and game previews
  • Managing content of Lakeland's athletics website
  • Producing video and graphic content, including highlight videos and interviews
  • Assisting in management of Lakeland's athletics social media accounts

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree and acceptance into the Lakeland University graduate school program are required.
  • Experience in journalism, public relations or a related field preferred. 
  • Ability to assist in game day operations at many of Lakeland's home events, which includes nights, weekends
  • Must have an acceptable driving record for some travel required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated significant sports knowledge;
  • Ability to effectively  manage time and priorities;
  • Ability to prioritize office workflow and make effective administrative decisions to increase efficiency, accuracy, and productivity;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) along with strong editing capabilities;
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products;
  • Experience in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Previous use of Stat Crew statistical software is preferred;
  • Demonstrates organizational ability, and attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Aid in managing student staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Little to no physical activity is part of the position.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

 

 Lakeland University is an equal opportunity employer/educator.

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