Graduate assistantships

Graduate assistantships are an instrumental part of the CSL experience. While not required, nearly every CSL student over the past decade has benefited from a graduate assistantship. These experiences prepare students for a future in the sport industry, build their resume and develop their network.

  • Students should apply for GA positions once they have applied to the CSL for admission.
  • Each student is limited to applying to a maximum of three GA positions.
  • Follow the instructions within each GA position description below when applying for a given position.
  • For questions about graduate assistantships within the CSL, please contact Mya Thompson at (804) 828-7821 or thompsonmt3@vcu.edu

Explore all the available graduate assistantships below:

 

 

 

University of Richmond Academic Support Services for Athletics

 

Description: This position will provide assistance and support to all members of the Academic Support Staff services in a myriad of areas not limited to those listed below.  

 Academic Advising:  Academic advising at the University of Richmond operates under a “developmental” model. This approach encourages close interaction between advisor and advisee over time as both the advisor/advisee relationship and the student grow and develop. It also encourages a holistic view of the student with the advisor supporting the student through a range of choices including major/minor selection, course selection, participation in valuable co-curricular experiences, and even social-group/extra-curricular choices. 

Academic Counseling/Coaching: In addition to academic advising, our staff provides academic support for student-athletes to help them develop the skills they need to be successful students; this includes, but is not limited to, time management, assignment management, writing, reading comprehension, study skills, and test taking strategies.  The type of support provided to each student-athlete is individualized and determined by the student’s needs.  This support is provided in the form of one-on-one meetings, group meetings, and programming.

Study Hall:  Assisting with the coordination and supervising of study hall is a major component of the graduate assistantship. The purpose of study hall is to provide a structured environment that fosters both academic discipline and accountability among all student-athletes.  Study Hall Monitors promote a collaborative learning environment for student-athletes who are required to complete study hall hours. Study Hall positions require a willingness to work with a diverse population of student athletes, It will be your goal to engage student athletes to want to learn how to become better students.  Study Hall is held during the day and nighttime hours.    

 

Additional responsibilities could include tutoring, mentoring student-athletes, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, assisting with on-campus recruiting, assist with scheduling of academic tutors, prepare academic reports/ assessments, assist with coordinating travel/excuse letters and all other duties as assigned by the academic support staff. Additionally, graduate assistants will assist in all facets of the Student Athlete Development/Life Skills Program. 

 

Preference is given to those students with specific academic skill sets.  Previous experience as a tutor in a subject specific field (Math, Science, Foreign Language, English, Economics, Accounting, etc.) is preferred. 

 

The hours of this position will vary. 

 

To apply, please forward resumes and cover letters to: Courtney Hughes, Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support, courtney.hughes@richmond.edu

 

Athletics Leadership and Performance Intern

University of Richmond Athletics

Description: The Athletics Leadership and Performance Intern will support the comprehensive student-athlete leadership program and initiatives surrounding the student-athlete performance and development experience.  This position will research, plan, and coordinate programming and logistics that directly supports student-athlete welfare, life skills, athletic performance, and personal development.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the day of day logistics and operations of student-athlete development  
  • Research leadership strategies, programming, and development to support the new Spider Athletics Leadership Initiative 
  • Coordinate large scale leadership events, award celebrations, and guest speakers
  • Assist with advising the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 
  • Support sport data and analytics programming including monitoring and tracking of Polar HRV data
  • Create communications plan for leadership program implementation to key constituent groups 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new programs and services related to leadership and student-athlete welfare
  • Assist with community service and outreach initiatives 
  • Contribute to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by willingly performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree 

Preferred Qualifications: 1 year related experience 

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Lauren Wicklund, Senior Associate Athletic Director, University of Richmond (lwicklun@richmond.edu). 



 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Business Office

Position Responsibilities: 

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with daily Athletics Business Office operations and help create an environment of excellent customer service and professionalism. 

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Initiating purchase requisitions for goods and services in eVA;
  • Initiating purchase requisitions with a Purchasing Card, as well as allocating Purchasing Card expenses on a monthly basis;
  • Initiating and tracking payments to game officials and other individuals paid as independent contractors;
  • Reconciling team travel for assigned sports;
  • Preparing ad hoc reports for senior administration;
  • Processing travel reimbursements through the Chrome River system; and
  • Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the Business Office Staff.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program;
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU;
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office Products (particularly Excel); and
  • Ability to work 20+ hours per week.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Finance or Business undergraduate degree;
  • Desire to work in intercollegiate athletics; and
  • Two-year commitment preferred (e.g., Joint MBA/CSL degree program participant).

All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position via VCU. A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position.  For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see 

https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html. 

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist. 

There is one (1) open position within the Business Office. 

This graduate assistant position for 2023-2024 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.

Point of Contact: Mike Sanders (mwsanders@vcu.edu). 


Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3030?c=vcu

 

Administrative Assistant (2023-24)

The administrative assistant position at Randolph Macon College will afford hands-on experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the administrative functions of personnel in an intercollegiate athletic program.  The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to all aspects of an NCAA Division III athletic program, including but not limited to facilities, games management, event planning, budget management, etc.  

This position will give a primary focus to event management and game-day operations for a variety of sports teams.  Providing a high level of supervision and leadership to student workers is also a key focus of this position. 

The applicant must be extremely hard working, self-motivated, and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  A working knowledge of athletic administration, games management, and college athletics is expected.  Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: Erin Sheridan, Associate Athletic Director, erinsheridan@rmc.edu, 804.752.7320.

 

There are no graduate assistantships in this category available at this time.

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Women’s Basketball

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Women’s Basketball program during the 2023-24 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

(On-Court Responsibilities)

  • Attending all practices and games; 
  • Filming drills and individual sessions when necessary; 
  • Maintaining statistics for practice and games when needed; and 
  • Other on-court responsibilities as assigned and in accordance with NCAA rules. 

(Office Responsibilities) 

  • Attending and participating in staff meetings (compliance, practice planning, academic, strength & conditioning, individuals); 
  • Managing recruiting database: data input, update contact information, correspondence with prospective student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules; 
  • Organizing mailing schedule for prospective student-athlete correspondence; 
  • Meeting with recruits and families when available and/or when needed; 
  • Organizing incoming mail and film of prospective student-athletes; and 
  • Other office responsibilities as assigned and in accordance with NCAA rules.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Former student-athlete experience; 
  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics; 
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

Applicants must be admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) graduate program to be eligible for this position. For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html.

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) will receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.

There is one (1) open position within Women’s Basketball. This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Erica Snow at snowe@vcu.edu.

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3042?c=vcu

Women’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant Coach

JOB SUMMARY:

The Physical Education Staff member will work to develop the mind and character of the student-athlete. Primary responsibility is to coach/teach student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition.  Student athletes receive academic credit for participation in the varsity athletic program. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to the following)

Assist the head coach with the following:

  1. Teaching the fundamentals of the sport by providing hands-on instruction to athletes to enhance skills and knowledge.  Involves presenting verbal and written materials, demonstrating proper techniques, and providing feedback to enhance performance.  
  2. Instruct team members individually and in groups and demonstrate game techniques.  May manage a designated skill development area or group of positions (forwards, midfield, defenders, and goal keepers, etc.)
  3. Devising and implementing game strategies and position assignments and instructing student athletes accordingly.
  4. Takes an active role in game day strategy and instructing student athletes accordingly.
  5. Instruct athletes on physical health and safety.
  6. Plan practice sessions and game plans in accordance with NCAA and Conference regulations.
  7. Scouting opponents as necessary to teach appropriate game strategies to players.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruiting qualified student athletes which could include: travel to high schools and games, making and maintaining contact with high school coaches, and making personal contact with prospective student athletes.  
  2. Assisting with team travel, which could include driving a van.
  3. Other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, training, and experience required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of the sport, including skills and strategies of the game.
  2. Well-developed interpersonal skills to teach and otherwise communicate knowledge of the sport to student athletes.
  3. Well-developed interpersonal skills to interact with prospective students, parents, alumni, coaches and other members of the college and public.
  4. Well-developed oral and written communication skills including writing and                 public speaking, promoting a positive image of the college. 
  5. Must be/become certified in CPR and first aid techniques.
  6. Ability to support the entire college and its mission, as well as other sports,                 coaches and players inside the department.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelors degree
  2. Playing and/or coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level.
  3. Current drivers license. 
  4. Enrollment in a certified graduate program

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The duties of this job are performed in a wide variety of settings.  Most of the work is done on various athletic surfaces.  Travel by car is a necessary part of the job and may require several hours of driving over the course of a few days.  Occasional lifting or movement of materials weighing up to 75 pounds is necessary (usually for distances less than fifty yards).

Interested applicants should reach out to head coach, MK Geratowski, at mkgeratowski@rmc.edu.

 

Job Title: Randolph-Macon College Men's Lacrosse Graduate Assistant

Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

Assist in the direction of the men's lacrosse team on and off the playing field. Assist in organization of all practice sessions.  Assist in preparations for games and practices.  Work in accordance with all staff members associated with the Randolph-Macon athletic department. Represent the Athletic Department in a positive manner.

Recruit qualified student-athletes to participate in the program. Work with the admissions department in regards to scheduling appointments for prospective students. Conduct recruiting calls and recruit mailings. Carry out recruiting assignments as established by head coach.  Assist the coach in monitoring student-athletes’ grades and activities.

Possess ability to communicate to student-athletes the mission of Randolph-Macon College and the Athletic Department philosophy and goals. Demonstrate a commitment to the college’s mission and Athletic Department goals and learning outcomes. Comply with all rules of the college and NCAA Division III. 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Collegiate lacrosse playing experience.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.  
  • Prior collegiate or high school coaching experience preferred

Please send your resume and cover letter to: J.B. Sheridan, R-MC Men's Lacrosse, 301-512-9321, jbsheridan@rmc.edu



 

 

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Communications

Position Responsibilities: 

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Communications area during the 2023-24 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Promoting and telling the stories of the VCU Athletic Department’s 17 intercollegiate programs;
  • Writing features and press releases;
  • Record keeping and tracking statistics;
  • Working with some elements of graphic design and participating in some PA, radio, and video work;
  • Assisting with any media request for coaches and student-athletes; and
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics;
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position. A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. 

We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this graduate assistant position. 

For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/. An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist. 

There are two (2) open positions within Communications. 

This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Chris Kowalczyk at ckowalczyk@vcu.edu. For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

Point of Contact: Chris Kowalczyk (ckowalczyk@vcu.edu). Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3031?c=vcu

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Creative Content

Position Responsibilities: 

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to work in the creative services department to produce social media content (video, photography, graphic design) for both the Men’s and Women’s basketball programs. This position will also assist recruiting content for both programs.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Premiere 
  • Knowledge of college basketball and college basketball recruiting 
  • Prior experience with video, graphic design and photography 
  • Experience using Sony mirrorless cameras or similar 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various games and events as needed 
  • Ability to understand and utilize brand standards
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position via the VCU job board. A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process.

We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position. For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html. An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.

This graduate assistant position for 2023-2024 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu 

Point of Contact: Chris Kowalczyk (ckowalczyk@vcu.edu). 

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3034?c=vcu 

 

 

VCU Basketball Creative Content Graduate Assistant 2023-24

Description of the Job:          

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to work in the creative services department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to producing social media content (video, photography, graphic design) for both the Men’s and Women’s basketball programs. This position will also assist recruiting content for both programs.

 

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Premiere
  • Knowledge of college basketball and college basketball recruiting
  • Prior experience with video, graphic design and photography
  • Experience using Sony mirrorless cameras or similar
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various games and events as needed
  • Ability to understand and utilize brand standards

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Chris Richards at richardsr5@vcu.edu.

 

University of Richmond Public Relations Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides creative content and media relations assistance to the Public Relations department within the Department of Athletics. Assists with Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and other home events as needed.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Produces creative content to highlight the best of Richmond Athletics (50%)
    • Could include photography, videography, graphic design, written content, motion graphics, or other methods of storytelling
    • Posts content to appropriate social media and web destinations as appropriate
  • Assists with PR needs at home sporting events  (50%)
    • Assists with statistics keeping operations
    • Works a video camera for the television broadcast
    • Creates a real-time social media story to document the event
    • Assists with filling media requests

CONTACTS:  

  • Media – to fulfill requests for information and statistics

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT: 

  • Office environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
  • Flexible schedule – ability to perform some duties remotely
  • Minimal or no travel required
  • Some nights and weekends required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills & ability: 

 

  • Ability to use social media to publicize teams is preferred.
  • Ability to write articles and upload items to website is preferred.
  • Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.

Education & experience:

  • Enrolled in CSL sport leadership master’s program

For more information and/or to apply, please contact: Jason Vida, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, jvida@richmond.edu.



Randolph-Macon Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

Randolph-Macon College, a NCAA Division III liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, is seeking applications for the position of Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant.

Reporting to the Director of Athletic Communications, duties include assistance with marketing, publicizing and community relations/promotion for the College’s 18 men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams and the Athletic Department. 

This position will also update and maintain seasonal files and records for the Athletic Communications Office for all sports; assist with statistical collections and maintenance as well as updating and upkeep of the athletic website, assisting with production of game notes and game programs, and assistance with video streaming as well as video highlights and features. 

 

Please send resume and cover letter to: Phil Stanton, Director of Athletic Communications, philipstanton@rmc.edu

 

ARMS Software is the most innovative, fastest growing technology company in the college athletics industry and is currently working with over 150 university athletic departments across the country. ARMS is a web and mobile based platform that supports and automates all facets of college athletics ranging from recruiting to student-athlete development and fundraising.

 

Graphic Designer/Email Designer

Description

As a Graphic Designer/Email Designer, your primary role will be the conceptualizing and

designing graphic email content for clients in college athletics. Your secondary role will be assisting in the creation of marketing content for both external client use and internal promotional campaigns. 

The Role

ARMS is seeking a Graphic Designer/Email Designer with a great attitude, a passion for design and a desire to learn as part of a team. You will work closely with the Creative Team, Operations Team and front-end developers. We are looking for creative people with education and experience in visual/graphical design and the ability to think ‘outside of the box’.

Responsibilities

Collaboration with end users in conceptualizing graphic design for email campaign purposes.

Creating visually stunning emails

Prepare designs, artwork and other visuals in support of client needs.

Innovating, conceptualizing and designing next-gen responsive HTML Email templates

Asset production and image optimization

Knowing and sharing email best practices within your team

Collaboration with the Sales, Marketing, Development and Operations Teams

Maintain design standards consistent with ARMS quality.

Attendance and participation in Visual Design team meetings


Experience & Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Experience With Designing Graphics & HTML Emails Required

Majoring in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design or equivalent experience

Adobe Creative Suite expertise required (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Portfolio of design and coding samples required
Preferred Qualifications

Work effectively and efficiently with Client Coaching staffs/Athletic Departments, Sales

& Marketing, Ops, and Dev

Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, and manage a queue of requests

Strong visual design aesthetics (typography, composition, color, layout) and attention to

detail

Receptive to design and performance feedback

Excellent communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills

Working knowledge of HTML and CSS

Ability to present your work and communicate with an extended team

Ability to manage feedback from various stakeholders

Additional tasks may include

Manage the production process for all promotional materials, including editing, design

and layout.

Create graphical content necessary to promote ARMS across video, web and social

media channels for both fan engagement and team recruiting.

Manage all graphic resources, marks and logos and monitor their appropriate use.

Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key internal and

external constituents

Contact Information

Winston Curry

ARMS Software

Sr. Director of Client Services

808 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 250

Richmond, VA 23236

Phone: 855-215-2767

Winston.curry@armssoftware.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Compliance

 

Position Responsibilities: 

 

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Compliance Office during the 2023-24 academic year.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Reviewing countable athletically related activities records and analyzing data using ARMS and NCAA Compliance Assistant software;
  • Monitoring countable athletically related activities and voluntary activities;
  • Maintaining student-athlete files and ensuring that all required NCAA and A-10 documentation are up to date;
  • Researching NCAA rules and regulations;
  • Assisting with interpretive issues of NCAA rules and regulations;
  • Assisting with auditing of various compliance areas as assigned;
  • Assisting in researching and compiling materials for Coaches’ rules education sessions;
  • Utilizing Compliance Assistant software (CAi) to input student-athlete and team data; and
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and experience with NCAA Division I rules and regulations;
  • Highly organized, and detail oriented;
  • Professional writing skills; and
  • Exceptional verbal communication and people skills.

 

All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position. A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. 

 

We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

 

Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position. 

For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see 

https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html

 

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist. 

 

There is one (1) open position within Compliance. 

 

This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Noah Strebler at nstrebler@vcu.edu

 

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu 

 

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3032?c=vcu 

 

 

 

Graduate Assistantship: Learfield – VCU Sports Properties

 

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Partnerships area during the 2023-24 academic year.

 

Specifically, the Corporate Partnerships Graduate Assistants will work closely with all identification, outreach, ideation and fulfillment tasks associated with the partners of VCU Athletics and VCU RecWell. Tasks include prospecting, presentation preparation, post-sale activation management, event preparation including marketing set up and tear down, and day-to-day office management. Efforts will support VCU’s Division I intercollegiate athletic programs and the VCU RecWell Department. This position will work both cooperatively and independently with the VCU Sports Properties staff, VCU Athletics & VCU RecWell administrators and staff, as well as other University personnel and student organizations.

 

All duties and responsibilities will be assigned with the end goal of growing the corporate partnership portfolio for VCU Athletics & VCU RecWell, representing and promoting the VCU brands and increasing revenue for the departments.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as department liaison with VCU Sports Properties/Learfield
  • Participate in full sponsorship sales and fulfillment process
  • Utilizing available research and data to develop prospect call lists
  • Designing various graphics for presentations, publications and partner usage
  • Assisting with various game day promotional activities
  • Establishing effective on-campus partnership efforts (i.e. presence at non-athletics events) and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates must apply to both VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership graduate program (https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/) as well as the graduate assistant position.  

 

For questions regarding the graduate assistant position, contact Erik Lowery at Erik.Lowery@vcusportsproperties.com.  For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership admission, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

 

About VCU Athletics:

VCU Athletics’ mission is to win conference and national championships, provide a first-class student-athlete experience, serve as a source of pride for the University and community and cultivate graduates who excel as leaders. 

 

About VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership:

The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU is committed to the education and preparation of future professionals in the public and private sectors of the sport industry. Through vision, teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm and innovation, our students will utilize theory, practical application and collaboration to learn the processes necessary to become the next generation of leaders in coaching and administration of sport.

 

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3033?c=vcu 

 

 

Graduate Assistant - Richmond Flying Squirrels (Richmond, VA)

 

Compensation:     $1,000/month

Job Description:                

Join one of the most exciting teams in baseball! The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a Double A Minor League Baseball team based in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond, located in the heart of the city, is a premier sports and entertainment venue where fans and families come to watch the Flying Squirrels play. We have FUNN in all we do!

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are currently seeking a Graduate Assistant, who will be an important part of reaching the team goals for the 2023 season. Through sales calls, meetings with businesses and organizations throughout the region, and activating promotions and community outreach, candidates will be expected to learn quickly and apply acquired knowledge about the organization to become a productive and effective member of the team.

Duties:  

  • Assist multiple departments with the daily operations of the ballclub
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the sales process, including making outgoing calls and setting up meetings and appointments with potential clients
  • Perform in lead role with various in-game Corporate Sales programs
  • Assist the Community Relations Department with community events and mascot appearances
  • Assist the Promotions Department with execution of various promotional activities both during and outside of game dates
  • Learn day-to-day operations of baseball with various roles during VCU Baseball games.
  • Assist with the coordination of Hospitality Functions for sponsors (game-day and non-game day)
  • Provide a high level of customer service, client fulfillment and hospitality to current and prospective new clients
  • Help develop and generate new business, and maintain a network of perspective clients through participation in local community events
  • Maintain on-going recap files for all sponsored elements of the game day presentation and coordinate post-season reports for team sponsors

 

Work Experience and Requirements:

  • Energetic, well-organized, and self-motivated individual who can multi-task
  • Must be admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership Graduate Program
  • Must be able to commit an average of 20 hours per week from August 2022- May 2023
  • Ability to work agreed upon Richmond Flying Squirrels home games
  • Previous sales & customer service experience desired
  • Previous management experience a plus
  • Ability to work and communicate well with others
  • Ability to have FUNN at work amidst the busy life of a Minor League Baseball employee!

 Interested candidates should send Cover Letter and Resume to Jamie Gordon – jamie.gordon@squirrelsbaseball.com

Questions regarding the VCU Center for Sport Leadership Graduate program should visit: www.sportleadership.vcu.edu

 

 

Spiders Sports Properties: In complete collaboration with the University of Richmond, this locally based Playfly Sports Properties team is committed to extending the affinity of the University of Richmond Spiders brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate fan base.

As the exclusive athletics multimedia rights holder, Spiders Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship, providing corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities with the university.  They can bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through such inventory as venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; radio and television; digital engagement and visibility via the official athletics website RichmondSpiders.com.

Playfly Sports Properties: A full-service sports marketing company providing top tier management of multimedia rights for universities, state high school associations, and other properties. Playfly looks to Partner, Innovate and Advance the aspirations of student-athletes, academic institutions, and our brand partners — Playfly Sports is Powered by Partnership.

Title: Property Assistant, Spiders Sports Properties

Reports To: Account Executive & General Manager

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week including office hours, special and athletic events, nights and weekends

Duration: Fall 2023 through Spring 2024

Responsibilities:

  • Learn all aspects of Spiders Sports Properties from creative to closing
  • Research prospects and activation opportunities
  • Assist with the creation of sales proposals and year end reviews in both Word and PowerPoint
  • Draft professional letters of correspondence on behalf of staff
  • Assist with the execution of Football and Men’s Basketball Game Day Hospitality
  • Assist with data entry and management in sales software
  • Assist with the fulfillment of sponsorship packages
  • Update and maintain comprehensive partner list for digital and departmental use
  • Offer creative ideas for proposals and activation
  • Prospect and solicit potential corporate partners
  • Duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High level of initiative with the ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to initiate and maintain personal relationships
  • Highly organized; able to prioritize and execute tasks & projects
  • Focus on attention to detail; quality over quantity
  • Ability to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude under pressure
  • Knowledge in Excel, Power Point and Outlook; savvy with social media
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including all home football and men’s basketball games
  • Experience or interest with photography or photojournalism preferred

Website: https://www.playfly.com/

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Playfly is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to:

Tyler@SpidersSP.com

Tyler Peart

Account Executive, Sales & Service

The Robins Center 

365 College Road | Richmond, VA 23173

804-287-6654

 

 

 

  Baseball Technology Position 

Tuckahoe Sports/Mid Atlantic Orioles

Duties include:

  • Under direction of VP of Baseball, use software to upload, edit, share and playback video for use by coaching staff 
  • Collect hitting  benchmarks for all members at beginning, mid-season and end of season to track progress
  • Collect data from Complete Pitcher Program using technology and create clips that can be used for player evaluations
  • Rapsodo Training Provided if necessary
  • Film drills, practice, games as predetermined by coaching staff 
  • Operate and interpret Rapsodo technology for hitting, pitching. Providing  programming metrics for programs utilizing the technology in timely manner for all programs
  • Assist coaching staff with other tasks related to video and technology documentation of baseball and softball activities and sports science.  Collate and provide metrics for players in a format that is concise & tracks progress
  • Manage front desk checking in, registering and directing clients.  Serve as Manager on Duty opening and closing facility as needed
  • Assisting/ Organizing clinics, camps using technology
  • Provide WEEKLY SUMMARY at staff meeting 

This position is compensated, and our hourly rate starts at $14/hour. 

 Opportunity for additional revenue offering individual assessments these would be paid on a % basis.  (35/65) equipment provided by TSI 


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Indoor/Outdoor environment (sitting, standing, walking,)
  • Requires work on Nights and Weekends 
  • Facility basic janitorial during closing of facility as needed


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to move around and perform light lifting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products as well as the ability to learn, understand, and administer the facility scheduling software, EZ Facility and Technology software
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, energetic, and be able to manage a work schedule that includes nights and weekend

If Interested-Please send your cover letter and resume to Lesa Williams, Exec. Director, at lwilliams@tuckahoesports.org.  No phone calls please.

 

 

VCU Athletics Development & Special Events Graduate Assistant 2023-24

Description of the Job:

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Development area during the 2023-24 academic year. 

Specifically, the Development & Special Events Graduate Assistant will serve an important role as a liaison between the VCU Athletic Department and its 3,600 donor, $3.5 million annual fundraising operation. This position will assist with fulfillment of donor benefits, coordination of RAF events, provide tremendous customer service and represent VCU Athletics at numerous external functions, home athletic contests, donor trips, and University functions.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Assist in the planning of all special events including golf tournaments, donor trips, sport-specific ticket-selling events and major department fundraising & stewardship events 
  • Provide customer service to all members of the Ram Athletic Fund 
  • Have direct interaction with donor base and season ticket holders 
  • Help manage game day hospitality spaces during men’s basketball home games 
  • Manage “chalk-talks” session within hospitality spaces  
  • Provide integral support with the coordination of donor benefits, VCU donor database management, parking reallocation, gift/seating renewals, gift processing, game-day operations, special events, booster activities, promotions and other duties as assigned for a $3.5 million annual fund, 3,600 donor operation;
  • Identification of prospects for high-level annual and major gifts, serving as a "front door" to the RAF office, and assisting Major Gift Officers and Senior Administration with donor identification;
  • Managing RAF email account and main RAF phone line;
  • Working in a team environment, collaborating on projects with ticket office, sports information department, marketing, coaches and all other areas of the VCU athletics department to provide outstanding fan experience to all VCU patrons;
  • Attending all meetings as able and complete assignments in a timely, efficient, and professional manner; and
  • All other duties as assigned by Athletics Development staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Professionalism at all times, including numerous daily phone calls and frequent personal interaction with donors; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics;
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Hagan Rossi at rossihh@vcu.edu

Application Link: 

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3036?c=vcu 

 

 

Spider Athletic Fund Graduate Assistant Position Description

Position Description

The mission of the Spider Athletic Fund (SAF) is to provide financial support for Richmond Athletics through philanthropic contributions from Spider alumni, fans and families.  Funds raised create opportunities and provide resources for student-athletes to excel in academics and athletics, while developing champion leaders that will positively impact the world beyond the University of Richmond.

Responsibilities

  • Steward, cultivate and solicit a small portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Be an advocate for the University of Richmond student-athlete experience
  • Assist the Spider Athletic Fund Coordinator with all events and communications, including the Week of Thanks, #URHere Giving Day, two digital newsletters and the annual brochure
  • Assist the Assistant AD, Annual Giving with daily operations of the Annual Fund
  • Review and import donor data
  • Help coordinate, develop and implement the plan for the University’s Giving Day
  • Provide superior customer service to all donors, alumni and families
  • Other duties as assigned by the Spider Athletic Fund staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to be highly energetic, self-starting, and creative
  • Ability to effectively work in a highly consultative and collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential information
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in social media marketing
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • General knowledge of Division I NCAA Athletics

Contact: Brandon Hodgins – Associate Athletic Director, Development (bhodgins@richmond.edu)

 

 

                                                 

 

Organizational Overview

Henrico Police Athletic League (Henrico PAL) is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and we rely on the generosity of extraordinary citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep our youth active, productive, and safe. The mission of Henrico PAL is to provide a high quality and safe environment for at-risk youth between the ages of 5 and 18 through educational, athletic and social programs, while creating a positive relationship between police officers and youth. Since our inception in 2007, over 25,000 children have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored programs and events; such as, Henrico PAL's After School Programs where over 50% of participants achieve honor role. Henrico PAL also offers a variety of free educational, recreational, and athletic programs, including Chess Club, Dance, and Open Gym Night. Henrico PAL helps Virginia's youth prepare for college, careers, and citizenship with our Youth Leadership Council (YLC). These programs help improve the lives of Henrico’s youth and sets our community up for success.

Title:   Development and Communications Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities:

Henrico PAL’s Development and Communications Coordinator assists in all aspects of fundraising, communications, and marketing. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director. The Coordinator will maintain donor records, acknowledge donations, and prepare correspondence regarding the organization and its programs. The Coordinator will also assist with external communications of the organization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of an annual development plan that includes goals, work plans, timelines, and donor cultivation.
  • Coordinator is primary point person for updating, adding and maintaining donor and constituent records in the database
  • Update and maintain accurate contribution receipts in database
  • Ensure all gifts and pledges are processed and acknowledged accurately and promptly
  • Maintain accurate donor records including ongoing database maintenance and clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance
  • Communicate as needed with external constituents
  • Assist with creation of donor lists and other gift queries and reports
  • Assist with coordination of annual fund mail appeals
  • Provide support and coordination for development events
  • Perform other related development duties as assigned
  • Create and distribute monthly e-Newsletter, working with Henrico PAL staff for story input and approval/edits
  • Work with Henrico PAL team to coordinate social media strategy and outreach
  • Work with Henrico PAL team to develop and design external brochures, documents, and flyers
  • Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Position needs to be filled by a current graduate student, who is a highly motivated, detail-oriented and a reliable self-starter who works well in a team environment
  • Ability to develop, implement and execute strategic marketing and communication plans that support Henrico PAL’s mission
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism, accuracy, thoroughness and willingness to learn and adapt in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs; design capability a plus
  • Reliable transportation is required

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Sgt. Kenneth L. Ragland (Retired)

Executive Director

Henrico Police Athletic League

8655 Staples Mill Road

Henrico, VA 23228

info@henricopal.org

 

 

 

 

                                     

Spider Athletic Fund Graduate Assistant Position Description

 

Position Description

The mission of the Spider Athletic Fund (SAF) is to provide financial support for Richmond Athletics through philanthropic contributions from Spider alumni, fans and families.  Funds raised create opportunities and provide resources for student-athletes to excel in academics and athletics, while developing champion leaders that will positively impact the world beyond the University of Richmond.

 

Responsibilities

  • Steward, cultivate and solicit a small portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Be an advocate for the University of Richmond student-athlete experience
  • Assist the Spider Athletic Fund Coordinator with all events and communications, including the Week of Thanks, #URHere Giving Day, two digital newsletters and the annual brochure
  • Assist the Assistant AD, Annual Giving with daily operations of the Annual Fund
  • Review and import donor data
  • Help coordinate, develop and implement the plan for the University’s Giving Day
  • Provide superior customer service to all donors, alumni and families
  • Other duties as assigned by the Spider Athletic Fund staff

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to be highly energetic, self-starting, and creative
  • Ability to effectively work in a highly consultative and collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential information
  • Bachelor’s Degree

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in social media marketing
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • General knowledge of Division I NCAA Athletics

 

Contact: Brandon Hodgins – Associate Athletic Director, Development (bhodgins@richmond.edu)

 

 

 

 

Sportable’s Development and Communications Intern will assist in all aspects of fundraising, communications, and marketing. This position reports to the Director of Development. The Coordinator will maintain donor records, acknowledge donations, and prepare correspondence regarding the organization and its programs.

The Development and Communications Intern will also assist with external communications of the organization.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and other position-specific materials listed to Shelley Sowers, Athletic Director, at shelley@sportable.org.

Duties & Responsibilities

·       Support all aspects of an annual development plan that includes goals, work plans, timelines, and donor cultivation

·       Assist with updating, adding and maintaining donor and constituent records in the database

·       Update and maintain accurate contribution receipts in database

·       Ensure all gifts and pledges are processed and acknowledged accurately and promptly

·       Maintain accurate donor records including ongoing database maintenance and clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance

·       Communicate as needed with external constituents

·       Assist with creation of donor lists and other gift queries and reports

·       Assist with coordination of annual fund mail appeals

·       Provide support and coordination for development events

·       Perform other related development duties as assigned

·       Work with Sportable team to coordinate social media strategy and outreach

·       Work with Sportable team to develop and design external brochures, documents, and flyers

·       Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed

Qualifications & Skills

·       Knowledge and experience working with individuals of all abilities and age groups

·       In-depth disability awareness preferred

·       Have access to transportation

·       Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

·       Pass a background check

·       Basic computer processing skills including MS Office


                                                 
              

                                     

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

POSITION TITLE

 Athletic Facilities & Events Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

The Facilities & Events Assistant will assist the Coordinator of Facilities & Events with game day operations for all home athletics events as well as athletic facility management and maintenance.

  

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Assist the Coordinator of Facilities & Events with overall game day operations at various home athletic contests

·       Plan and schedule staffing needs for various home athletic contests

·       Assist with facility preparation for various home athletic contests

·       Submit web-based work orders for various facility repairs

·       Coordinate team practice schedules at the various athletic facilities on campus

·       Supervise game day staff at Olympic Sports events (scoreboard operator, event technician, and public address announcer)

 

  • Work with RMC Events personnel during events staffed by RMC Events

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

 

  • Office environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
  • Outdoor work, preparing facilities for events, involving light lifting
  • Requires work on nights and weekends

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Must be able to work outdoors and perform light lifting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products as well as the ability to learn, understand, and administer the campus scheduling software, EMS.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, energetic, and be able to manage a work schedule that includes nights and weekend work.
  • Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.

 

CONTACT

 If interested in the position, please contact:

 

Jack McCarroll

Assistant AD for Facilities & Events

University of Richmond Athletics

(804) 289-8240

jmccarro@richmond.edu

 

 

 

Position Title:

Graduate Assistant

Division/Department:

Facility Operations and Special Events

Reports to:

Vice President, Operations

FLSA Classification & Position Type:

Part-time (approx. 20 hours per week)

Location:

Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range

400 School Street, Richmond, VA 23222 (primary location)

with travel to the other facilities and administrative office as needed.

JOB SUMMARY

First Tee – Greater Richmond (FTGR) is a youth development organization that uses the game of golf and its inherent values to shape the lives of young people from all walks of life. We are strengthening the character of the community by providing programs that build resilience in our youth, teach critical life skills, and provide caring adult supervision in a safe environment. We are

 

The organization is seeking a collaborative and enthusiastic professional to work closely with both golf course operations and youth programs at all three of our facilities in the Greater Richmond area including: The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range (home of VCU Men’s Golf) in Richmond, The Tattersall Youth Development Center at The First Tee Chesterfield Golf Course in Chesterfield, and newly acquired Belmont in Henrico where First Tee – Greater Richmond has invested over $5 million to reimagine the golfing experience. The renovation includes a driving range, short-game practice area, short course, putting course, and 12-hole championship course. Belmont re-opened for public play in May 2021.

 

The Graduate Assistant will assist with special projects and events, day-to-day facility operations, and assisting our youth programming team with field trips and community outreach initiatives. This role helps to support the goals of the organization’s strategic plan and may be involved in other FTGR projects, as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Marketing

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Marketing area during the 2023-24 academic year. Specifically, the Marketing Graduate Assistants will work closely with all facets of game-day event planning and implementation. Tasks include pre-event planning and advertising, ticket sales, event preparation including marketing set up and tear down, game day script writing, production, and management. Marketing efforts will support VCU’s Division I intercollegiate athletic programs and the overall VCU Athletics brand. This position will work both cooperatively and independently with administrators, coaches, and athletics department staff, as well as other University personnel and student organizations. All duties and responsibilities will be assigned with the end goal of increasing attendance at VCU athletic events, representing and promoting the VCU athletics brand and increasing revenue for the department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Overseeing all marketing responsibilities of select sports; developing and implementing marketing plans, promotional schedules and ticket sales campaigns as well as all aspects of game presentation (scripts, promotions, entertainment, etc.); 
  • Executing group sales plan to increase attendance through community outreach efforts (emphasis on emails and calls to past groups as well as creatively targeting new prospects); 
  • Overseeing the special marketing programs. (i.e., Junior Rowdy Rams Kids Club); 
  • Coordinating and managing mascot appearances; 
  • Assisting with various game day presentation duties for Men’s Basketball (i.e., Scheduling National Anthem singers, serve as on-court game day coordinator);
  • Establishing effective on-campus marketing efforts (i.e., presence at student orientations);
  • Coordinating VCU Athletics’ presence at community events in and around the city of Richmond; 
  • Assisting with coordination of various athletics communication mediums (i.e., Weekly student emails, faculty/staff telegrams, campus digital sign updates); and 
  • Other duties as assigned (i.e., assistance with social media and dance/cheer/band coordination).

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics; 
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position. For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html.

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.

There are two (2) open positions within Marketing. This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications -will begin immediately. 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Sarah Frasier at frasiers2@vcu.edu

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu


Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3039?c=vcu

 

 

Position Summary

The Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer Club is seeking Graduate Assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates should be highly motivated, passionate and driven individuals that are seeking hands-on experience in a fast-paced, interactive and professional sports environment. The Graduate Assistant will participate fully in all aspects of the marketing & sales process, including taking an active role in prospect identification and follow-up, including proposal development & delivery, while developing new business by establishing a network of prospective partners through participation in local community events.

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist full-time members of the Front Office with tasks across all departments within the Professional Team, and in support of any club special projects.
  • Assist on Home matchdays.
  • Assist with community events, appearances, and outreach.
  • Assist with any administrative tasks needed by the pro club.
  • Help to build a positive image of soccer and the Richmond Kickers throughout central Virginia.

 

Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Position needs to be filled by graduate student in the Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) master’s program, who is a highly motivated, aggressive, detail-oriented and reliable self-starter who works well in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop, implement and execute strategic plans.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and interacts professionally with club stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, accuracy, thoroughness and willingness to learn and adapt in a professional environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable transportation is required.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: 

Richmond Kickers - Attn: Chris Jennings, Director of Ticketing

Email: cjennings@richmondkickers.com

 

Henrico Police Athletics League

Development and Marketing Coordinator      

Part-Time Position (Approx. 15-20 hours per week)  

Hourly Rate Negotiable                  

                                                Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Weekend hours possible if promoting a special event

                                                  

 

Organizational Overview

Henrico Police Athletic League (Henrico PAL) is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and we rely on the generosity of extraordinary citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep our youth active, productive, and safe. The mission of Henrico PAL is to provide a high quality and safe environment for at-risk youth between grades K-12 through educational, athletic and social programs, while creating a positive relationship between police officers and youth. Since our inception in 2007, over 30,000 children have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored programs and events; such as, Henrico PAL's After School Programs where over 50% of participants achieve honor role. Henrico PAL also offers a variety of free educational, recreational, and athletic programs, including Summer Camp, STEM Program, Financial Literacy, Chess Club, Dance Team, Youth Basketball League, and Open Gym Night. Henrico PAL helps Virginia's youth prepare for college, careers, and citizenship with our Youth Leadership Council (YLC). These programs help improve the lives of Henrico’s youth and sets our community up for success.

Title:   Development and Marketing Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities:

Henrico PAL’s Development and Marketing Coordinator assists in all aspects of fundraising and marketing. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director. The Coordinator will maintain donor records, acknowledge donations, and prepare correspondence regarding the organization and its programs. The Coordinator will also assist with the creation of a marketing strategy for the organization.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of an annual development plan that includes goals, work plans, timelines, and donor cultivation
  • Coordinator is primary point person for updating, adding and maintaining donor and constituent records in the database
  • Update and maintain accurate contribution receipts in database
  • Ensure all gifts and pledges are processed and acknowledged accurately and promptly
  • Maintain accurate donor records including ongoing database maintenance and clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance
  • Communicate as needed with external constituents
  • Assist with creation of donor lists and other gift queries and reports
  • Assist with coordination of annual fund mail appeals
  • Provide support and coordination for development events
  • Perform other related development duties as assigned
  • Collaborate with Social Media vendor in producing the monthly e-Newsletter, working with Henrico PAL staff for story input and approval/edits
  • Work with Henrico PAL team to coordinate social media strategy and outreach
  • Work with Henrico PAL team to develop and design external brochures, documents, and flyer

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Position needs to be filled by a current graduate student, who is a highly motivated, detail-oriented and a reliable self-starter who works well in a team environment
  • Ability to develop, implement and execute strategic marketing plans that support Henrico PAL’s mission
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism, accuracy, thoroughness and willingness to learn and adapt in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs; design capability a plus
  • Reliable transportation is required

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to:

kragland@henricopal.org  

Kenneth L. Ragland (Retired)

Executive Director

Henrico Police Athletic League

8655 Staples Mill Road

Henrico, VA 23228




   

 

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Operations

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Sport Operations area during the 2023-24 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Assisting the Associate AD for Sport Operations with game operations for home VCU Athletics events and tournaments; 
  • Overseeing a group of 12-14 undergraduate work-study students; 
  • Assisting the Associate AD for Sport Operations with the coordination of team travel for various athletic teams; and 
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics; 
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position. For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html.

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.

There is one (1) open position within Sport Operations. This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Keith Rafter at ktrafter@vcu.edu

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu.

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3040?c=vcu

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Equipment Room Manager

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Equipment Room and provide support for all 17 varsity athletics teams during the 2023-24 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Inventory control of athletic apparel and equipment;
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Helping prepare for road games and competitions;
  • Helping with the organization and management of athletic department vans;
  • Assisting with the management of student managers; and
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics;
  • Strong customer service skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented; and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process. 

We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest. 

Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position. 

For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see 

https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/admission/application.html

An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist. 

There is one (1) open position within the Equipment Room.  

This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Kris Kullman at kwkullman@vcu.edu

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3037?c=vcu 

Graduate Assistant - Richmond Flying Squirrels (Richmond, VA)

Compensation:     $1,000/month

Job Description:                

Join one of the most exciting teams in baseball! The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a Double A Minor League Baseball team based in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond, located in the heart of the city, is a premier sports and entertainment venue where fans and families come to watch the Flying Squirrels play. We have FUNN in all we do!

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are currently seeking a Graduate Assistant, who will be an important part of reaching the team goals for the 2024 season. Through sales calls, meetings with businesses and organizations throughout the region, and activating promotions and community outreach, candidates will be expected to learn quickly and apply acquired knowledge about the organization to become a productive and effective member of the team.

Duties:  

  • Assist multiple departments with the daily operations of the ballclub
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the sales process, including making outgoing calls and setting up meetings and appointments with potential clients
  • Perform in lead role with various in-game Corporate Sales programs
  • Assist the Community Relations Department with community events and mascot appearances
  • Assist the Promotions Department with execution of various promotional activities both during and outside of game dates
  • Learn day-to-day operations of baseball with various roles during VCU Baseball games.
  • Assist with the coordination of Hospitality Functions for sponsors (game-day and non-game day)
  • Provide a high level of customer service, client fulfillment and hospitality to current and prospective new clients
  • Help develop and generate new business, and maintain a network of perspective clients through participation in local community events
  • Maintain on-going recap files for all sponsored elements of the game day presentation and coordinate post-season reports for team sponsors

 

Work Experience and Requirements: 

  • Energetic, well-organized, and self-motivated individual who can multi-task
  • Must be admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership Graduate Program
  • Must be able to commit an average of 20 hours per week from August 2023-May 2024
  • Ability to work agreed upon Richmond Flying Squirrels home games 
  • Previous sales & customer service experience desired
  • Previous management experience a plus
  • Ability to work and communicate well with others
  • Ability to have FUNN at work amidst the busy life of a Minor League Baseball employee!

Interested candidates should send Cover Letter and Resume to Jamie Gordon – jamie.gordon@squirrelsbaseball.com


Questions regarding the VCU Center for Sport Leadership Graduate program should visit: www.sportleadership.vcu.edu

 

 

Program – Data & Operations Intern

 

Sportable is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to join the Program Team.

A Program Intern must be an outgoing, self-motivated individual who possesses effective communication skills. Internships require weekend and evening hours surrounding our program schedule. 

 

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and other position-specific materials listed to Laura Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, laura@sportable.org

 

This is a paid internship – up to $1,000 stipend offered. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with general program data management to include tracking of attendance, volunteer hours, payments/registrations, survey results, and administration
  • Assist with program evaluation
  • Maintain equipment and update inventory database
  • Provide onsite support for identified programs, based on season
  • Create and lead special event or training based on season and personal interest
  • Carry out general program management for assigned sports, determined by season
  • Assist with communication to athletes and volunteers
  • Load equipment and make any necessary preparations 1 day in advance
  • Develop and coordinate of lesson plans with coaches
  • Coordinate travel information for programs as appropriate

Program – Strategic Initiatives Intern

 

Sportable is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to join the Program Team.

A Program Intern must be an outgoing, self-motivated individual who possesses effective communication skills. Internships require weekend and evening hours surrounding our program schedule. 

 

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and other position-specific materials listed to Laura Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, laura@sportable.org

 

This is a paid internship – up to $1,000 stipend offered. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist program and outreach team with implementing the organization’s strategic plan with a focus on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Health and Wellness (H&W), and/or Prevention of Sexual Abuse (SA) initiatives 
  • Analyze qualitative feedback received from the community; identify themes, gaps, and opportunities for follow up
  • Contribute to data capture model and reporting of critical data related to DEI/H&W/SA using the organization’s database – make recommendations for improvements 
  • Attend stakeholder meetings, forums, and webinars as directed 
  • Help establish quality control, assurance, and improvement (QA/QI) processes related to DEI/H&W/SA data
  • Create documentation outlining processes for data capture and QA/QI to ensure business continuity 
  • Create reports with both visual and narrative components that can be used with various stakeholders  
  • Assist in evaluating the success of the initiatives

Graduate Assistant Baseball Operations

Tuckahoe Sports is a baseball/softball nonprofit that operates TSI Training Center in Henrico, VA.  Our 40,000 sf indoor facility is located in Tuckahoe Park.  We also have access to outdoor fields onsite.  The year round College Development program is headed by Coach Chris McKnight, former MLB Minor coach/scout and successful collegiate coach.  TSI Mid Atlantic Orioles and Titans teams (8u-17u) are competitive within the travel circuit with a focus on attaining college play for those that seek it within our program.   TSI has invested in technology, training and education to create a coaching staff with skills that create successful athletes with a commitment to put in the time to improve.  Recently partnering with Bon Secours Sports Performance and adding a weight room, we feel we have all the components to continue to develop our program and our athletes at the highest level.  Currently we have 19 baseball teams and offer lessons, clinics and camps as well as programming for specific skills.  

 

 Graduate Assistant Baseball Operations 

Tuckahoe Sports/Mid Atlantic Orioles

Position available

Duties include:

  • Manage front desk checking in, registering and directing clients.  Serve as Manager on Duty opening and closing facility 
  • Assist with programming including camps, coaching clinics and classes
  • Attend staff meetings with full time staff 
  • Assist Coaching staff with team work-outs and practice nights and weekends as needed
  • Social media and marketing 

This position is compensated, and our hourly rate starts at $14/hour. *

(* Opportunity for lesson revenue with baseball background)


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Indoor environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
  • Facility basic janitorial during closing of facility 
  • Requires work on nights and weekends 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to move around and perform light lifting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products as well as the ability to learn, understand, and administer the facility scheduling software, EZ Facility.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, energetic, and be able to manage a work schedule that includes nights and weekend


If Interested-Please send your cover letter and resume to Lesa Williams, Exec. Director, at lwilliams@tuckahoesports.org.  No phone calls please.

 

 

ARMS Software is the most innovative, fastest growing technology company in the college athletics industry and is currently working with over 150 university athletic departments across the country. ARMS is a web and mobile based platform that supports and automates all facets of college athletics ranging from recruiting to student-athlete development and fundraising.

 

 

Operations Team

 

Description

As an Operations Team Member, you will be responsible for working directly with Intercollegiate Athletic Administrators, Coaches and Staff. Operations Interns will gain hands-on experience and knowledge in the day to day support of clients through creative problem solving and logical thinking.



The Role

ARMS is seeking a Operations Team Intern with a great attitude and desire to learn as part of a team. You will work closely with other Operation Team members, Data Team members, front-end developers and end-user clients. The position will provide the Operations Intern with hands on experience and knowledge in managing the day to day tasks associated with supporting end-user clients.

 

Location 

Richmond, VA

 

Responsibilities

Advising end users in best practices.

Collaboration with the Sales, Development and Data teams.

Promoting quality assurance and detailed assistance to end users.

Attendance and participation in Operations/Data team meetings.

 

Experience & Qualifications

 

Basic Qualifications

Strong academic performance

Experience with Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications

Work effectively and efficiently with Client Coaching staffs/Athletic Departments, Sales & Marketing, Ops, and Dev

Ability to deliver quality work on tight deadlines, and manage a queue of requests

Receptive to design and performance feedback

Excellent communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills

Ability to present your work and communicate with an extended team

Ability to manage feedback from various stakeholders

 

Contact Information

 

Winston Curry

ARMS Software

Sr. Director of Client Services

808 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 250

Richmond, VA 23236

Phone: 855-215-2767

Winston.curry@armssoftware.com

 

Part-time Athletic Coordinator (2023-24)
Collegiate School Division of Athletics

Position Summary

The part-time Athletic Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Athletic Directors in support of tasks associated with the ongoing operations of the Athletic Department including event logistics, set-ups, and assistance with transportation arrangements. This position will also serve as a point of contact for visiting athletic guests and officials. This position is housed within the Division of Athletics and reports to the Director of Athletics. Graduate assistant will be employed on a part time basis, working approx. 17.5 hours a week.


Position Details

General Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Athletic Department staff to facilitate event logistics, setups, and supervision.
  • Support the transportation supervisor for athletics with tasks regarding team travel.
  • Serve as a host to visiting teams when they arrive on campus for athletic competitions.

 

Other Responsibilities may include: 

  • As needed, contribute beyond the position description to support the strategic vision of Collegiate School

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
  • Proven cross cultural competency skills demonstrating self-awareness, awareness of others and the ability to adopt inclusive perspectives, attitudes and behaviors to drive inclusion and belonging in the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community.
  • Understands the big picture and handles areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values.  
  • Relates to the Collegiate community including faculty, staff, students, parents and applicants in a cooperative manner.
  • Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Understands the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a master’s program. 
  • Interest in learning about athletic department operations.
  • Strong commitment to students with varied learning styles
  • High integrity and a role model to coaches and athletes
  • Ability to create strong relationships and articulate the school’s mission statement
  • Willing to take the initiative, be adaptable and respond to a fast-paced environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move quickly across campus
  • Ability to coach and travel with athletic teams

For more information and/or to apply, please contact: Andrew Stanley, Director of Athletics, astanley@collegiate-va.org.

 

 

 

 

 

University of Richmond

Position Description

Recreation Facilities Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Serves as Facility Manager (FM) during scheduled shifts to resolve challenging situations that may impact the operation of facilities and programs. Supervises student and part-time employees working in facility and program areas and ensures employee compliance with departmental policies and procedures.  Performs facility and equipment inspections during each FM shift, and enforces facility policies. Serves as point of contact to resolve customer service challenges, and is point of contact during emergency situations to ensure emergency action plans are followed.

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

  • Serves as Facility Manager (FM) during scheduled shifts to resolve challenging situations that may impact the operation of facilities and programs.
  • Supervises student and part-time/temporary employees working in facility and program areas and ensures employee compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs facility and equipment inspections during each FM shift, and enforces facility policies.
  • Serves as point of contact to resolve customer service challenges, and is point of contact during emergency situations to ensure emergency action plans are followed.
  • Circulates throughout the Weinstein Center during shift and maintains a visible presence in the facility.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for on-the-job training of new Facility Supervisors to include teaching the building opening, closing and daily operations.
  • Reports maintenance and other repair needs to appropriate staff.
  • Assists with administrative reports such as facility inspections and participation numbers.
  • Follow and enforce all emergency procedures in compliance with the risk management plan. Comply with all Recreation and Wellness employee guidelines.

 

CONTACTS: 

 

  • Weinstein Center Members (students, faculty/staff and community) – to assess satisfaction and communicate essential information.
  • University Facilities (custodial)-to assist in cleaning up during/after facility rentals, to manage daily cleaning of facilities
  • University Facilities-to submit and follow up on work orders and facility projects

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 

 

  • Assists in providing training, work direction and problem solving assistance for student and part-time/casual workers.
  • In-direct supervisor of part-time and student staff including hiring, scheduling, assigning work and reviewing performance.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:

 

  • Requires employee to work mainly indoors with some work possible outdoors or in other buildings on/off campus. Requires employee to serve on Facility Manager Rotation team, and requires medium lifting – up to 50 pounds.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

            Knowledge, skills & ability: 

 

  • Strong interpersonal skills for relating by telephone, greeting visitors and maintaining confidentiality
  • General knowledge of recreation, athletic or fitness facility operations
  • Ability to read, interpret and enforce policies and procedures
  • Ability to resolve disruptive situations and maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to perform basic computer functions including internet searching, email, word, excel; must be able to learn Recreation Management software to perform Member Service functions
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification required within two weeks of employment

 

            Education & experience:   

  • Previous experience in recreation and facility supervision is preferred

 If interested please contact Marti Tomlin mtomlin@richmond.edu

 

 

 

Women’s Lacrosse Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Physical Education Staff member will work to develop the mind and character of the student-athlete. Primary responsibility is to coach/teach student athletes strength and conditioning exercises and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition.  Student athletes receive academic credit for participation in the varsity athletic program. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to the following)

 

Assist the head coach with the following:

 

  1. Develop year long strength and conditioning program including weight training and on field exercises.

 

  1. Instruct team members individually and in groups and demonstrate proper form and technique in the weight room and on the field.



  1. Create alternate workouts for injured players or those who are unable to attend team sessions.

 

  1. Instruct athletes on physical health and safety.



ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.



QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, training, and experience required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  1. Knowledge of the strength and conditioning.

 

  1. Well-developed interpersonal skills to teach and otherwise communicate knowledge of the strength and conditioning to student athletes.



  1. Well-developed oral and written communication skills including writing and                 public speaking, promoting a positive image of the college. 

 

  1. Must be/become certified in CPR and first aid techniques.

 

  1. Ability to support the entire college and its mission, as well as other sports,                 coaches and players inside the department.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. Bachelors degree

 

  1. Strength and conditioning background; preferred national certification or certification in progress

 

  1. Current drivers license. 

 

  1. Enrollment in a certified graduate program

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The duties of this job are performed in a wide variety of settings.  Most of the work is done on various athletic surfaces.  Travel by car is a necessary part of the job and may require several hours of driving over the course of a few days.  Occasional lifting or movement of materials weighing up to 75 pounds is necessary (usually for distances less than fifty yards).

 

Interested applicants should reach out to head coach, MK Geratowski, at mkgeratowski@rmc.edu.

 

RICHMOND REGION TOURISM

SPORTS TOURISM GRAD ASSISTANT

About Richmond Region Tourism:

Richmond Region Tourism is the regions primary marketer promoting the destination to meeting planners, sports tournament organizers, tour operators, travel media and leisure travelers.  We represent the City of Richmond and Colonial Heights, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, New Kent County and the Town of Ashland.  Our vision is to be a world-class organization known for our superior service and innovative marketing.  The Sports Team at Richmond Region Tourism works event organizers, both nationally and locally, hosting youth and adult amateur, collegiate, professional, and collegiate championships events. 

 

Position Summary & Pay:

The Sports Tourism GA will support the Sports Team at Richmond Region Tourism and report directly to the Director of Sports & Events.

Compensation: $2,000 stipend per semester paid to Virginia Commonwealth University.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Oral/written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, commitment to excellent customer service, project and time management skills. 

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Assist the sports team with event support that includes but is not limited to sourcing vendors for clients, site visit preparation, setting up visitor information tables, signage and amenity drops, bag stuffing, and on-site event help at specified events.
  2. Will receive training in our CRM Database, SimpleView, to be able to support and assist with the creating of accounts and leads, updating information such as hotel pick-up, and calendar of events for the website.
  3. Assist the sports team with soliciting local restaurants and attractions to join our Experience Pass for visitors coming to town for a sports tournament.
  4. Assist the team with preparing for tradeshows by researching clients in advance to provide the sales manager with updates to help better prepare them for appointments. Assist coordinator with creating appointment books and shipping any necessary materials ahead of the tradeshow for any booths or client events.
  5. Research industry platforms and competing destinations for events that have open RFP’s (request for proposals) and/or would be a great fit for us to start prospecting. Researching any trends like Esports and other growing/niche sports that may be a good market to tap into.
  6. Assist the managers with putting together bid proposals in response to any RFP’s
  7. Assist the Sports Tourism Coordinator with keeping the content on our social media platforms up to date
  8. May travel in local area during workday (including use of personal vehicle).

This job description outlines the general responsibilities and requirements for the stated position and in no way is an exhaustive list.  The company maintains the right to assign or reassign responsibilities to this position at any time.  Interested applications must be enrolled in the Center for Sport Leadership graduate program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Please email a resume and cover letter to Morgan Stanley at mstanley@visitrichmondva.com with the subject line Sports Tourism Grad Assistant.

 

 

VCU Athletics Graduate Assistantship – Ticket Office

 

Virginia Commonwealth University is accepting applications for the Graduate Assistant position in the Athletic Ticket Office. 

 

This position is for the 2023-24 academic year; beginning late August to early May. The Graduate Assistant position is designed to train and gain experience while assisting with daily operations of an intercollegiate athletics ticket office. 

 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following: 

 

  • Assist with counter and phone sales for Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, and Siegel Center special events using the Paciolan Ticketing System. 
  • Assist in the men’s basketball game day operations by overseeing the will call. 
  • Assist with ticket reconciliation and deposits. 
  • Supervise game day ticket operations for our Olympic Sports (women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, soccer, or baseball). 
  • Assist with group sales for all ticketed sports with an emphasis on men’s basketball. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations and Assistant Director of Ticketing.

 

Requirements: 

 

  • Acceptance into the VCU Center for Sport Leadership Graduate program. 
  • Prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics, strong customer service skills and organizational skills, and experience in cash handling. 

 

Evening and weekend hours required; 20-25 hours per week. This position includes tuition assistance.

 

There are two (2) open positions within Ticket Operations. This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.


Please include cover letter and resume in your application. Point of Contact: Sean Moran, Assistant Director for Ticket Operations VCU Athletics 1200 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 23284-3013, Richmond, VA 23284 Email: moransw2@vcu.edu

 

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

 

Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3041?c=vcu 

 

University of Richmond Position Description: Ticket Office Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

The Ticket Office Assistant will assist in the day-to-day management of the Ticket Office for the Department of Athletics.  This position will assist the Director of Ticket Operations and Assistant Athletic Director of Strategic Ticketing and Sales with ticket sales, customer service and order fulfillment for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and select men’s lacrosse games.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ticket Sales/Customer Service (90%)
    • Assist with phone, window, and mail orders for all athletic ticketed events using Paciolan software.
    • Provide a high level of customer service to donors, ticket holders, and the general public.
  • Ticket Distribution (10%)
    • Responsible for daily printing and distribution of season, mini-plan, and single game tickets.

CONTACTS:  

  • Fans, ticket holders, and donors – to sell tickets and process requests

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT: 

  • Office environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
  • May require work on weekends and nights during football and basketball seasons

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills & ability

  • Must possess good customer service skills and have the ability to write well-crafted, grammatically correct, correspondence with fans, ticket holders, and donors.
  • Knowledge of Paciolan software or related ticket system preferred; must be proficient in Microsoft Office products. 
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, energetic and be able to manage a work schedule that includes nights and weekend work.
  • Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.

Education & experience:  

 

  • A high school diploma, or the equivalent, is required
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Previous experience with ticket operations is ideal

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Brad Dilen, Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Ticketing and Sales, at bdilen@richmond.edu.