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Graduate Assistant: Sports Information

STATUS:  Closed / Reviewing / Interviewing

POSITION OPENING:  Graduate Assistant, Sports Information  

DATE:  January 17, 2014                                        DEPARTMENT:  Athletics             

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt (Administrative)                 POSITION:  Part-time         

CLOSING DATE:  March 16, 2014   

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Assist with creating press releases, reporting statistics and in game media relations and web postings.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a four-year college or university.  
  • Must be fully accepted into a Master's Degree Program at Wheeling Jesuit University.  The position is contingent upon the candidate's actual enrollment in a Master's Program.  
  • Must be fluent with Microsoft Office Suite technologies.
  • Desired technical fluencies include HTML, Adobe Creative Suite and website CMS.
  • Experience working with NCAA statistical software including Stat Crew.
  • Prior experience with athletic and other event planning and promotion development and execution preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with athletic publications for all athletic teams, including but not limited to schedule posters and cards, media guides and game day programs.
  • Write news and feature stories and disseminate them to media outlets.
  • Assist with maintaining current team and individual statistics and distribute them to conference offices, the NCAA , and media outlets.
  • Assist with coordinating gameday management, activities surrounding home athletic events including: promotion of event and hosting visiting and local media.
  • Assist with statistic collection, posting live stats and writing post game news stories following athletic games and disseminating the stories to media outlets and post online.
  • Responsible for collecting, cataloging and archiving photos and videos for athletic department.
  • Distribute all statistical information before, during and after events to the media, official scorer, CardinalCast and Public Address announcers.
  • Assist with maintaining the WJU athletic website.
  • Assist with creating and distributing weekly athletic event schedule on campus and email campus community on all home games, cancellations, and make-up dates.
  • Promote post season honors for outstanding athletes, coaches and administrator and submit them to the conference office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Application material must include:

  • Letter of application describing your relevant experience
  • Current resume
  • A copy of your full acceptance letter into the Master’s Program at WJU
  • Contact information for three to five references

Send to:

   Wheeling Jesuit University
   Director of Human Resources       or        
jobs@wju.edu
   316 Washington Avenue
   Wheeling WV 26003


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