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

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 RealSource;
  • 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 2024-2025 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, click the link below

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4948?c=vcu

 

 

 

Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority

SPORTS TOURISM GRAD ASSISTANT

About the Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority:

The Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority is responsible for Henrico County’s sports tourism program which brings in over $60M in estimated economic impact annually, as well as oversight of Henrico’s public/private athletic facility investments.  This includes the current construction of the Henrico Sports and Events Center at Virginia Center Commons and the future build of the 17,000-seat arena at Green City.  The Business Development Team at the Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority works with tournament and event organizers, both nationally and locally, to host youth and adult amateur, collegiate, and professional events in Henrico County. 

Position Summary & Pay:

The Sports Tourism GA will support the Business Development Team at the Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority and will report directly to the Manger of Business Development. 

Compensation: $15.37/hr

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Oral/written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, time-management skills, excellent customer service skills, ability to effectively manage multiple events and/or projects

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Assist the Business Development team with event support that includes but is not limited to creating work orders, scheduling/coordinating site visits, setting-up event equipment, and on-site event help at specified tournaments.
  2. Develop an understanding and working knowledge of Henrico County athletic facilities and current sports tourism event portfolio.
  3. Assist the business development team with actively prospecting for new events that would be a good fit for Henrico County.
  4. Assist the team with preparing for tradeshows by researching clients in advance to provide the business development manager with updates to help better prepare them for appointments. Assist with creating appointment books and shipping any necessary materials ahead of the tradeshow for any booths or client events.
  5. Research competing facilities and/or jurisdictions as well as industry trends and regularly present findings to Henrico staff.
  6. Assist the business development managers with putting together bid proposals in response to any RFP’s
  7. Assist the Manager of Marketing, Communications, and Special Events 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).
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

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 a graduate-level Sports Management/Leadership program for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

 

Next Round Golf – VCU Sports Leadership Internship

Next Round is looking for an energetic team player who is passionate about learning and wants to

experience life in a startup. This internship is for those interested in learning more about online businesses and getting hands-on experience.

The chosen intern will be exposed to all facets of the business, including marketing, sales, operations, and technology.  However, based on the background of the intern and the current needs of the company, the intern will dedicate their energies in a focused area so as to gain a more robust work experience.  The ideal candidate will assist with the tasks outlined below and possess relevant knowledge, skills, or educational experience.

Potential Responsibilities

  • Assist in creation + implementation of client marketing materials
  • Utilize website and/or email newsletters to help drive inbound leads
  • Develop marketing creative / graphic design
  • Assist in data analysis to help optimize marketing and advertising programs
  • Identify top targets who might be interested in our trade-in services within each geography
  • Support + refine virtual trade-in program, including quotes, processing, and payment
  • Support + refine product catalog and pricing to ensure profitability

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • A positive “can do” attitude

Internship Details

  • We are located at 1407 Cummings Drive, Richmond VA 23112
  • Interns must provide their own transportation to and from the office
  • Part Time / Flexible Schedule (~20 hours per week between 1pm – 5pm)
  • Start Date – August ‘24
  • End Date – May ‘25
  • Compensation is $15 per hour

About Next Round Golf

Next Round is a unique eCommerce company that buys and sells used golf equipment and gear. We

partner with premier private country clubs around the United States in sourcing our inventory and have many industry partnerships including with First Tee.  Recognized by Richmond Biz Sense, as one of the fastest growing RVA companies, our business is multi-faceted, with purchasing, event marketing, logistics and e-commerce sales coming together to compete in the dynamic sport of golf. 

Benefits of Working at Next Round

Our executives have a diverse background of career experience in sports and ecommerce ranging

from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Procter and Gamble, Verizon, Nike, Intuit and

Accenture.  Working within our entrepreneurial, start-up culture will provide hands-on experiences not found in large corporate environments and prepare you for a career in sports management, sales, and marketing. We are proud to have a VCU Sports Leadership program graduate leading our Next Round sales team!  

www.nextround.com   www.nextroundgolf.com

 

Spiideo is the leading provider of automatic cloud-based solutions for video analysis and streaming of sports. With an entirely new way of recording, sharing, and analyzing sports performance and producing sports for streaming, Spiideo has a unique position in the market. Our solution strikes the perfect balance between performance, simplicity, and accessibility. 

Today, Spiideo is used by hundreds of organizations globally, including some of the world’s largest and most well-known such as English Premier League clubs, Major League Soccer (MLS), LigaMX, United Soccer League (USL), National Women’s Professional League (NWSL) and hundreds of youth and collegiate programs. Our customers can typically be found in team sports like soccer, basketball, ice hockey, field hockey, futsal, lacrosse, etc.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Responsibilities & opportunities:

  • Answering incoming requests from Spiideo customers and triaging according to our Service Level Agreements
  • Escalating incidents to our Operations team
  • Create tutorials, articles and user manuals for our help center
  • Be the first point of contact and advocate of our customers across all products
  • Investigate and replicate bugs or test new features
  • Collect feedback and channel back to our product team for improvements
  • Share our passion for professional sport and delivering the best service possible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Love helping clients and solving problems
  • Excited to be working in a fast-paced environment, including the option to work on weekends and shifts
  • The ability to work independently and stay on top of things
  • Love technology and sports!

What we can offer:

  • Working for a global company a fast-growing sport tech startup with global footprint
  • A fun, skilled & highly motivated team with experience from world-leading companies
  • A work environment where you use the latest, modern technologies & tools
  • Working with the biggest teams in sports from all over the world
  • A place where we prioritize self-learning through regular feedback, tools, or whatever you need to accelerate your skills & career
  • Opportunities to shape your own career development. The more responsibility you want, the more you will get

Compensation / availability

  • $15/hour
  • The hours of this position will vary depending on season 
  • 15-25 hours / week - weekdays and weekends
  • On-site training will be provided by team members from Richmond.

There are two (2) open positions.

Please include a cover letter and resume in your application.

Application Link

For questions regarding Spiideo, please contact Mikael Kluge Director of Customer Support mikael.kluge@spiideo.com

 

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT WOMEN'S LACROSSE COACH

Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a Graduate Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach. The assistant coach will help plan and execute practices and game plans for a competitive NCAA Division III program. Responsibilities include assisting the coaching staff with student-athlete recruitment and development, on-field instruction, strength training, equipment/uniform maintenance, social media management, and leadership training.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and previous competitive playing experience at the college or university level required; previous coaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will also become knowledgeable of NCAA Division III rules and regulations, be proficient with Windows operating system and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory motor vehicle record by insurance standards.  Will be required to attain CPR/First Aid certification.

Interested applicants should reach out to head coach, MK Geratowski, at mkgeratowski@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 2024-25 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 2024-25 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

To apply, click the link below:

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4947?c=vcu

 

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



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 2024-25 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 2024-25 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 


Application Link: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4946?c=vcu

 

 

 

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 2024 through Spring 2025

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:

Mike Popalski

 

 

 

No opportunities at this time.

 

 

VCU Athletics Development Graduate Assistant 2024-25

 

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 2024-25 academic year. 

 

Specifically, the Development Graduate Assistant will serve an important role as a liaison between the VCU Athletic Department and its 3,600 donors, a $3.5 million annual fundraising operation. This position will assist with implementing annual fundraising and stewardship plans, coordinating RAF events and hospitality, providing tremendous customer service, and representing 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 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 
  • Provide integral support with the coordination of annual fundraising &stewardship plans, VCU donor database management, gift processing, game-day operations, special events, 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 Development 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 the 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.

 

To apply, click the link below:

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4945?c=vcu

 

 

Development and Communications GA
Part-Time or Full-Time Position (Approx. 15-20 hours per week minimum)  
Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am -4:30 pm                                                 

 

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 40,000 children have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored programs and events; such as, Henrico PAL's After School Programs where over 55% of participants achieve honor role. Henrico PAL also offers a variety of free educational, recreational, and athletic programs, including Summer Camp, STEM, Chess Club, Dance, 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 Communications Intern

Duties and Responsibilities:

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



   

 

 

 

 

VCU Athletics Facilities & Event Operations Graduate Assistant 2024-25

 

Description of the Job:

VCU Athletics is seeking a Facilities & Event Operations graduate assistant for 2023-24 to help fulfill the VCU Athletics Mission Statement by assisting the facilities and events department. 

 

The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to gain facility and event management knowledge while experiencing the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics. 

 

This position will assist during athletic and non-athletic events, set ups and break downs and after hours coverage of facilities. Graduate assistants should be familiar with facility policies and procedures and risk management practices. Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Operations, this position must have a flexible schedule, have a positive attitude.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

 

  • Attend yearly orientations and sign a confirmation of read policies and procedures;
  • Schedule and supervise student staff and interns;
  • Coordinate facility projects for Siegel Center, Sports Medicine Building, Sports Backers Stadium, Cary Street Field, Thalhimer Tennis Facility, and others;
  • Assist in daily and game day management for intercollegiate athletic competitions, special events, weekly meetings, fairs, concerts, etc.;
  • Secure athletic facilities during after normal hours of Monday through Sunday, as well as morning room preparations, including opening meeting spaces and rooms.;
  • Learn how to operate all AV equipment in rooms designated for facility management;
  • Assist in set ups, breakdowns and turnovers during unusual work hours;
  • Event set up equipment include tables, chairs, stages and other related equipment;
  • Event set up must be completed in a timely fashion, they may need to be completed in a short period of time;
  • Oversee visiting team practices, walk-throughs and shoot-arounds while maintaining facility policies;
  • Complete facility walk-throughs and keep track of maintenance projects; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Please note, this GA position includes office hours, athletic events, and non-athletic events. Some night, holiday, and weekend commitments will be required in addition to regular office hours.

 

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;
  • Have an interest in athletics, facilities, and/or event management;
  • Be reliable, punctual, and have good communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, yet able to work in a team environment;
  • Must be responsible and accountable;
  • Be willing to work in all weather conditions;
  • Aware of risk management practices;
  • Have a "whatever it takes" attitude;
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time; and
  • Be willing to take risks, have a voice, be engaged in all projects and activities.

 

To apply, click the link below:

 https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4943?c=vcu

 

 

 

 

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 2024-25 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, tabling on campus);
  • 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 2024-25 will be open until filled, and review of applications -will begin immediately. 

 

To apply, click the link below:

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4942?c=vcu

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

 

Social Media and Marketing Internship     

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

                    INTERNSHIP             

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

                         Weekend hours possible if promoting special events

                                                  

 

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 40,000 children have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored programs and events; such as, Henrico PAL's After School Programs where over 55% of participants achieve honor role. Henrico PAL also offers a variety of free educational, recreational, and athletic programs, including Sumer Camp, STEM, Chess Club, Dance, 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:   Social Media and Marketing Internship

Duties and Responsibilities:

Henrico PAL’s Social Media and Marketing Intern will assist in all aspects of social media, and marketing. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director.  The Social Media and Marketing Intern will also assist with all external communications of the organization.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 undergrad or 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 social media and 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 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 



   

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 2024-25 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 2024-25 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

To apply, click the link below:

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4941?c=vcu

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

 

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 2024-25 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 2024-25 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. 

To apply, click the link below

https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4944?c=vcu

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

 

Lobs & Lessons Graduate Assistant

The Mary and Frances Youth Center (MFYC) on the VCU campus offers two private tennis courts and classrooms designed for youth programming and youth centered training. The MFYCoffers afterschool and summer enrichment programs for elementary and middle school age youth that focuses on character development, future orientation, and the sport development with a focus on tennis.. The primary location is MFYC, however, some programs are offsite at area schools. The afterschool program runs Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:30-6:30pm. This position will spend part of their time developing and leading enrichment programming, and the other part divided between planning, coordination, and outreach efforts. 

Pay Rate: $2,500 per semester

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate youth sports programming that is focused on leadership development and social skills 
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for current programming
  • Manage Social media presence
  • Plan and develop weekly plans and activities.
  • Responsible for programmatic administrative tasks to include creating monthly program calendars, developing and organizing attendance sheets, tracking registration systems, calling parents or partners and taking payments.
  • Direct program activities for youth: 
    • Lead daily life skills lessons  
    • Lead on-court physical activity instructions (on and off site)
  • Organize and represent the program at local community events and outreach efforts (may include some evenings and weekends).

Qualifications:

 

  • 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 2024-May 2025
  • Experience and desire to work with children; specifically afterschool, summer or classroom setting. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with staff, parents and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to maintain high levels of endurance, positive attitude, and leadership abilities.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-motivator, responsible and adaptable.
  • Dependable transportation required. 
  • Physical Requirements of the Job:
    • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and withstand daily exposure to sun and heat.
    • Willing to work in a youth setting; inside and outside. 

Apply: Email resume and cover letter that speak towards your tennis and youth experience to Dr. Misti Mueller - muellermr@vcu.edu

 

Part-time Athletic Coordinator (2024-25)
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

Required Commitment to the School’s Core Values and Mission

HONOR

Personal integrity and devotion to the truth, which make one trustworthy, forthright, responsible and fair.

LOVE OF LEARNING

A creative spirit that promotes intellectual and personal growth through exploration, inquiry and openness to change.

EXCELLENCE

A sustained commitment to meeting high standards of character, achievement and personal accountability.

RESPECT

Fundamental regard for the dignity and worth of each individual.

COMMUNITY

A commitment to responsive and compassionate citizenship and service on campus, in the local community and in the broader world. 

 

About Collegiate School

Collegiate School is a co-educational, independent day school located in Henrico County, within 20 minutes of downtown Richmond, Virginia, for students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more than 100 years, Collegiate has nurtured inquisitive thinkers, responsible citizens, and compassionate leaders. Grounded in the values that have sustained it over the course of more than a century, Collegiate provides its nearly 1,700 students with an engaging academic environment dedicated to preparing them for a globally connected and changing world. 

The essence of Collegiate School is the richness of relationships among students, faculty, parents, administrators, and alumni in a dynamic learning community with high personal and academic expectations. This exceptional educational environment enables students to develop their potential for intellectual growth, leadership, and service.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

 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING GRADUATE ASSISTANT: WOMEN'S LACROSSE

 

Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning for the Women’s Lacrosse program. The graduate assistant will help plan and execute strength and conditioning plans for a competitive NCAA Division III program. Responsibilities include creation of year long strength and conditioning programs, monitoring of student-athletes in the weight room, creating alternate workouts for injured players, and instruction of student-athletes for health and safety.

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field or certification in nationally recognized strength and conditioning program required; previous coaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will also become knowledgeable of NCAA Division III rules and regulations, be proficient with Windows operating system and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Will be required to attain CPR/First Aid certification.

 

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

 

No opportunities at this time.

 

 

 

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 2024-25 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 2024-25 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.


To apply, click the link below:

 https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4940?c=vcu

For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Brendan Dwyer at bdwyer@vcu.edu

 

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.