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Graduate assistantships

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

Students are encouraged to apply for GA positions once they have applied to the CSL for admission. Each student is limited to applying to a maximum of three (3) GA positions. Follow the instructions within each GA position description below when applying for a given position. If you have any questions about GAs within the CSL please contact Greg Greenhalgh 804-827-5148 or gpgreenhalgh@vcu.edu

  • Coaching

    Basketball

    Randolph-Macon College Men’s Basketball
    DESCRIPTION: Randolph-Macon College, a Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, is seeking a graduate assistant for the winter season (Oct 15-March). Responsibilities include assisting the coaching staff in all aspects of the program: practice preparation and responsibilities, assisting in social media, recruitment of prospective student-athletes and any other duties assigned by the coaching staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree, strong interpersonal and communication skills, previous competitive playing experience at the college or university level preferred. To apply for this position contact: Head Coach Josh Merkel: joshmerkel@rmc.edu.


    VCU Women’s Basketball
    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • 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.

    To apply for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68091.


    Field Hockey

    Randolph-Macon Field Hockey
    POSITION: Assistant Field Hockey Coach – Graduate Assistant
    DESCRIPTION: Randolph-Macon College, a Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, is seeking graduate assistant for the fall season with the possibility of continuing duties during the non-traditional season. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in practice and game day preparation, as well as coordinating travel, ordering equipment/apparel, aiding in fundraising efforts, performing tactical analysis of opponents, recruitment of perspective student-athletes and any other duties assigned by head coach or athletic director.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree, strong interpersonal and communication skills, previous competitive playing experience at the college or university level required. To apply for this position contact: Jessica Weiss, Head Field Hockey Coach, PO Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005; Email: jessicaweiss@rmc.edu; Cell: 215.264.8098; Office: 804.752.3778


    Lacrosse

    Randolph-Macon Women’s Lacrosse
    Graduate Assistant
    Available: August 1, 2017.

    Randolph-Macon College invites applications for the position of graduate assistant in women’s lacrosse. The successful candidate will be actively involved in the recruitment, retention, and day to day operations of the women’s lacrosse program. R-MC is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The graduate assistant’s duties will include but not be limited to, assisting the head coach with all facets of training, recruiting, and retention for the women’s lacrosse program. The graduate assistant will be involved in daily practice planning, on field coaching, strength and conditioning program creation and supervision, as well as on and off campus recruiting.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree is required. Collegiate playing experience or high school/collegiate coaching experience is preferred. The graduate assistant will be expected to demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


    Randolph-Macon Women’s Lacrosse
    Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant
    Available: August 1, 2017

    Randolph-Macon College invites applications for the position of graduate assistant in strength and conditioning for the women’s lacrosse program. The successful candidate will be actively involved in all aspects of the women’s lacrosse team’s strength and conditioning program. R-MC is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.

    The graduate assistant will be expected to:

    1. Assist with the development and implementation of strength, speed, and conditioning program for the women’s lacrosse program in conjunction with the coaching staff. Advise coaches on pre-game and pre-practice protocols as well as post activity needs.
    2. Design and implement winter break and summer workout plans and schedules.
    3. Communicate with athletic training staff regarding athlete limitations and adjust workouts accordingly.
    4. Adhere to NCAA rules compliance in and be fully informed regarding institutional compliance with the NCAA and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference rules.
    5. Help to supervise team weight room times in order to correct form and technique.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate should already be NSCA (CSCS or CSCCA) certified or be the process of pursuing said certifications.

    To apply for this position contact: MK Geratowski, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach mkgeratowski@rmc.edu.


    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. Thanks for the consideration.

    To apply for this position contact J.B. Sheridan, R-MC Men's Lacrosse, 301-512-9321


    Soccer

    Randolph-Macon College Women's Soccer
    Primary responsibilities of the position are:

    • Assist in the direction of the athletic team. Assist in organization of all practice sessions and game management. Be responsible for coaching at least one position.
    • Work in accordance with all staff members associated with the 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 in preparations for suitable playing and practice sites. Assist head coach in annual fundraising projects. Assist head coach in monitoring student-athletes’ grades and activities.
    • Possess ability to communicate to student-athletes the mission of the College and the Athletic Department philosophy and goals. Demonstrate a commitment to College mission and Athletic Department goals and learning outcomes. Comply with all rules of the College and NCAA Division III.

    To apply for this position contact: Jay Howell,jayhowell@rmc.edu, 804-972-1952


    Track & Field

    VCU Track & Field
    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    (Practice/Competition Responsibilities)

    • Attending all practices and competitions;
    • Recording times and splits at practice and competition when needed; and
    • Other practice and competition responsibilities as assigned and in accordance with NCAA rules.

    (Office Responsibilities)

    • Attending and participating in staff meetings (compliance, workout planning, academic, strength & conditioning, individuals);
    • Assisting with travel arrangements for competitions;
    • Managing recruiting database: data input, update contact information, correspondence with prospective student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules;
    • Meeting with recruits and families when available and/or when needed; and
    • Other office responsibilities as assigned and in accordance with NCAA rules.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • Prior 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.

    To apply for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68090

  • Compliance

    VCU Compliance
    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 insuring 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

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

    To apply for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68041

  • Corporate Sales

    Spider IMG
    Sports Marketing

    IMG College - IMG College is America's leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College employs more than 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S.

    IMG College is America's leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company, representing more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College employs more than 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S.

    Title: Property Assistant, Spider IMG Sports Marketing
    Reports To: Account Executive
    Time Commitment: 20 hours per week including office hours, special and athletic events, held nights and weekends
    Duration: Fall 2018 through the Spring 2019
    Responsibilities:

    • Learn all aspects of IMG Spider Sports Marketing 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 Spider IMG Sports Marketing staff
    • Assist with the execution of Football and Men’s Basketball Game Day Hospitality
    • Assist with data entry and management in KORE and SharePoint (sales software)
    • Assist with the fulfillment of sponsorship packages
    • Update and maintain comprehensive partner list for digital and departmental use
    • Offer creative for Spider IMG Sports Marketing proposals and activation
    • Prospect and solicit potential corporate partners
    • Other duties as assigned

    Spider IMG Sports Marketing: University of Richmond Athletic Department rights holder since 2007.

    Spider IMG Sports Marketing inventory consists of:

    • Venue Signage (Robins Stadium/football, Robins Center/basketball, Pitt Field/baseball)
    • Videoboard advertising (Robins Stadium & Robins Center), LED advertising (Robins Stadium & Robins Center)
    • Corporate Promotions (football & basketball)
    • Live Radio (game broadcast, weekly shows)
    • Television (Football & Men’s Basketball)
    • Print (Game Program & Coupons)
    • Internet (Richmondspiders.com, Spider Sports Update Weekly Email)
    • Coach Endorsements
    • Hospitality

    Website: IMGCollege.com and RichmondSpiders.com/AthleticDepartment/CorporateSponsorships

    To apply for this position contact: Carolyn Center, General Manager, Spider IMG Sports Marketing Carolyn.Center@img.com


    Richmond Kickers Corporate Sales
    Organizational Overview
    Established in 1993, the Richmond Kickers are a full service soccer club with youth, adult, amateur and professional programs. The mission of the Richmond Kickers is to be the model for future American soccer programs by growing the beautiful game through a successful and vertically integrated club that entertains, invites community participation and inspires all. The club has a strong history of success on the professional and youth level. Since inception, the Kickers have consistently been one of the most successful professional clubs in America having qualified for postseason play 20 out of the past 22 seasons, and the youth program reaches over 8,000 participants through various programming options. Currently, the Richmond Kickers have 14 full-time front office executives and over 300 leaders & volunteers involved in the youth program.

    Position Summary
    The Richmond Kickers are seeking Graduate Assistants for the 2015-2016 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 making outgoing calls and setting up meetings and appointments with potential clients and promotional partners. The candidate will take 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 Youth Program, and in support of any club special projects
    • Assist with Youth Program operations (if needed)
    • Assist with any registration or administrative tasks needed by the youth club
    • Help to build a positive image of soccer and the Richmond Kickers all throughout central Virginia

    Minimum Position Qualifications

    • Position needs to be filled by a current graduate student, 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 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: Richmond Kickers - Attn: Santiago Lucio, Business Development Director Email: santiago@richmondkickers.com


    RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS

    Graduate Assistant
    The Richmond Flying Squirrels are the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Flying Squirrels play a 140-game schedule [71 home and 71 road games] from April to September in the Eastern League. Flying Squirrels home games are played at The Diamond in Richmond.

    The Flying Squirrels ordinarily have a full time staff of approximately 25. The staff is supplemented by 14-15 full-time interns from January to September. The full time staff has many years of professional sports experience in Richmond and with other sports entities.

    The Flying Squirrels are perennial leaders in attendance in minor league baseball. Since its inaugural season in 2010, the team has been 1st or 2nd in attendance in the Eastern League, 2nd or 3rd in all of Double-A baseball, and from 17th to 23rd in the nation [160 U.S. minor league teams].

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
    The Graduate assistant will work closely with the Corporate Sales Department and all staff of the Flying Squirrels to generate revenue through corporate sponsorship sales and fulfillment while reporting directly to the Director of Business Development.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    Involved with the daily operations of the Corporate Sales Department.

    1. Assist with maintenance of Customer Relationship Management database.
    2. Engage current and potential sponsors.
    3. Preparation of Sponsorship Proposals.
    4. Participate in Sales Calls.
    5. Assist with management of full time corporate sales interns.
    6. Attend Corporate Sales Department Meetings.
    7. Attend Corporate Sales Department Training Sessions.

    Assist with Corporate Sponsorship Fulfillment activities (game and non-game day).

    1. Assist with the coordination of Hospitality Functions for sponsors (game and non-game day).
    2. Preparation of Sponsorship Proofs of Performance.

    Term: September – April [20 hours per week]

    Compensation: $750 per semester

    Contact:
    Marty Steele
    Director of Business Development
    Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Club
    3001 N Boulevard
    Richmond, VA 23230
    marty.steele@squirrelsbaseball.com

  • Development

    VCU Development
    The Ram Athletic Fund 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:

    • 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;
    • Providing 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;
    • Managing RAF email account and main RAF phone line;
    • Planning, implementing, and overseeing student-athlete “Thank-A-Thon,” reaching over 3,600 donors, and creating a fun, competitive environment for student-athletes to participate and spread the mission of VCU Athletics;
    • 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;
    • 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 for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68044


    Sportable Development Associate
    History and Mission
    Founded in 2005, Sportable is a 501 C3 non-profit organization focused on providing sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities in the greater Richmond area. Our mission is to create opportunities and transform lives through sport. Sportable offers year round opportunities for active participation at both the recreational and competitive levels, a previously unmet need in our community.

    Providing access to information and opportunities for appropriate health care and wellness promotion, Sportable’s athletic programs have resounding effects on all aspects of an individual’s life, optimizing their full potential. Sportable evolved out of one bedrock principle: good physical health is necessary for persons with physical disabilities to develop the freedom to work, learn and live fully. Founded by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Sportable is managed by professionals skilled in adapting and modifying sports to create a safe and accessible recreational environment. Through activities that promote health and well-being, Sportable’s staff and volunteer leaders empower individuals with the keys to understanding how to enhance, preserve, and improve their health in the same ways as everyone else.

    Our athletes range in age from 5 years through adult and include individuals with a variety of physical impairments, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputees, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc. As physical disabilities can affect anyone – regardless of race, religion, age or sex – Sportable is proud to serve a broad spectrum of individuals. We also can boast a strong relationship and referral system with the leading Polytrauma and Spinal Cord Injury Centers in the Richmond Veterans Administration System, allowing us to serve our nation’s heroes.

    Development Graduate Assistant Job Description
    We run 12 year round sports programs based on sport specific seasons and facility/coach availability, etc. As the Development associate, fundraising and event planning are important job duties. Assisting with Sportable’s various fundraising events, including the annual Tailgate event and Basketball Tournament, and supporting the Executive Director and Development Director in various fundraising activities are the primary responsibilities of this position.

    Your Graduate Assistant position will include but is not limited to the following experiences:

    • Supporting the annual Tailgate event in development and fundraising efforts.
    • Supporting the Basketball Tournament in development and fundraising efforts.
    • Assisting Development Director and Executive Director with prospect research, donor communications, and stewardship.
    • Assisting Outreach and Communications Director with social media, communications, and public relations.
    • Assisting with administrative, program, and special events duties.
    • Gaining experience with many different aspects of fundraising.
    • Complete college/university assignments as agreed.
    • Maintain Sportable Staff professional protocols and expectations.

    For more information, please email Grace Davis, Development Director at grace@sportable.org

  • Equipment Room

    VCU Equipment Room

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • 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 for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68050.

  • Facilities

    SCOR - Sports Center of Richmond
    SCOR is looking for motivated and knowledgeable interns in the sports management program to learn, developing, planning, & business operations. Candidate must be motivated, hardworking, customer service oriented and a team player.

    Intern qualities, responsibilities and expectations:

    • Energetic personality
    • Great customer service
    • Enjoys working in a team environment
    • Able to work with children, parents and adults
    • Marketing and promoting SCOR events and programs
    • Planning and Hosting events; such as birthday parties, corporate events, meetings and special occasion parties
    • Represent SCOR at various public marketing events
    • Following up with customers after the event
    • Managing coaches and event staff
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Attend networking events
    • Shadow all positions at SCOR

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Management
    • Administration
    • Business Planning
    • Accounting
    • Sales / Marketing
    • Team Leadership
    • Advertising

    If interested please contact: Eileen Wynne at info@scor-richmond.com or 804-257-7267.

  • Marketing

    VCU Marketing
    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 marking 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).

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • 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 for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68048

  • Sport Communications

    Randolph-Macon College - Sports Information Office
    Assist with all aspects of the R-MC SID office for 17 varsity sports, including game operations (inputting statistics, clock and scoreboard operation, public address announcing, video streaming), writing for the athletics website (game stories, game previews, biographies for student-athletes and coaches), production of game programs, maintenance of photo library, maintenance of team records (single-game, season, career) and sports archives.

    To apply for this position contact: Phil Stanton, Sports Information Director Randolph-Macon College, Office: 804-752-7387 Cell: 804-836-5897


    VCU Sport Communications
    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • 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 for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68046.

  • Sport Operations

    VCU Sport Operations
    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

    • 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 for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68042.

  • Sport Tourism

    Chesterfield County Sports Tourism
    Position Summary: The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking qualified applicants to serve in the role of Sports Tourism Graduate Assistant. This position will assist the Sports Tourism Coordinator with all efforts of increasing sports tourism in Chesterfield County which will include a variety of planning, promoting, and coordinating events as well as maintaining relationships among other duties.

    Position term: August – May
    Salary: TBD

    Minimum Position Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management, Event Planning and Management, Tourism or related field.
    • Acceptance into the Graduate Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
    • Demonstrate the willingness and ability to lead and learn.
    • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Willingness to work varying hours for selected tournaments and/or events on evenings and weekends.
    • Ability to develop, implement and execute strategic plans.
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude.
    • Proficiency in MS Office programs and social media.
    • Reliable transportation is required.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Plan and coordinate event publicity to include news releases, social media updates, and media interviews.
    • Plan and produce marketing materials as needed.
    • Coordinate event/facility logistics for selected tournaments/events.
    • Develop event contracts for River City Sportsplex.
    • Assist in the execution of the River City Sportsplex sponsorship program.
    • Prepare cost and revenue projections for identified and proposed tournaments/events.
    • Serve as the on-site contact for selected sports tourism events.
    • Collaborate with county departments, community groups, and event organizers with the goal of growing sports tourism.
    • Assist in the collection, analyzing, and reporting of regional and county economic impact data.
    • Assist in the updating of the RiverCitySportsplex.com website.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    If interested please contact: Danny Bonifas at bonifasd@chesterfield.gov.

  • Ticket Operations

    VCU Ticketing Operations
    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • 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:

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

    To apply for this position please complete the application at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/68043.

  • University Recreation

    VCU Rec Sports – Sport Clubs GA
    The Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs assists with the administration and day-to-day operations of a comprehensive, student-focused program consisting of 35 clubs and approximately 1,500 student participants. This position has responsibilities related to student leader and student staff development, risk management, financial oversight, travel and program development and assessment. The Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs reports to the Sport Club & Risk Management Coordinator.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    Programming:

    • Receive and evaluate sport club practice and event requests and collaborate with on-campus facility liaisons for scheduling
    • Review and approve sport club apparel requests, work with the Office of Licensing to ensure compliance with University and CLC guidelines
    • Review and approve sport club fundraisers
    • Assist with the management of the Sport Club budget; review Sport Club Council recommendations for club allotment on an annual basis, process payments for sport club organizations through VCU Rec Sports account, advise club treasurers on financial policies and help facilitate purchases for sport club organizations as needed
    • Inventory sport club equipment and uniforms
    • Organize special events throughout the year to engage sport club members and promote club involvement such as participation in welcome week events, showcase or appreciate nights and end of semester/year recognition events
    • Other duties as assigned by the Sport Club & Risk Management Coordinator

    Student Development:

    • Advise the Sport Club Council; attend all meetings, train and advise council members on policies and hold council accountable
    • Assist with the development and facilitation of officer training sessions held at the start of each semester and as needed
    • Facilitate monthly officer meetings; develop educational sessions and provide key information on available department and university resources for club leaders
    • Meet with club officers and members as needed to discuss progress, issues/challenges, and disciplinary matters

    Staff Supervision:

    • Directly oversee a staff of 10-20 student supervisors; recruit, hire and develop staff, conduct bi-monthly staff meetings, hold mid-year and annual staff reviews, and schedule staff for practice and event supervision as well as office hours
    • Review and process employee time sheets for bi-weekly payroll
    • Develop best practices for student staff development and benchmarking other NIRSA institutions

    Risk Management:

    • Monitor participation agreements/informed consents for all sport club participants via Innosoft Fusion Software; provide rosters to club officers and student staff for roster verifications
    • Assist with the approval of all sport club travel; review Travel Requests and Itineraries, meet with club officers to discuss logistics when necessary, and assist with travel arrangements (e.g. hotel payments, rental vehicles, flights, etc.)
    • Ensure sport clubs are compliant with University and Sport Club policies
    • Ensure student staff certifications are up-to-date in standard First Aid & CPR/AED
    • Monitor First Aid & CPR/AED certifications for each sport club risk management officer

    Program Promotion:

    • Assist with marketing and promotional efforts of both individual sport clubs and the Sport Club Program
    • Monitor sport club organizations’ social media accounts/sites; encourage an active and appropriate media presence to recruit, retain and inform members; promote club activities and accomplishments
    • Collaborate with other units in Recreational Sports as well as other departments across the University (Student Activities, Residential Life, etc.)

    General Administration:

    • Participate in the Recreational Sports Facilities On-Site Supervision Rotation, including several nights and weekends
    • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, in-service educational sessions and other departmental or divisional meetings
    • Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives, programs, and committees as requested
    • Maintain professional skill sets and certifications as appropriate for job responsibilities and as a campus recreation professional

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Acceptance into the Graduate Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Experience working with a recreational sports program, preferably in sport club and/or intramural administration
    • Strong organizational and communication skills and willingness to learn
    • First Aid/CPR/AED certification
    • Knowledge of best practices and standards in collegiate recreation
    • Demonstrated experience in personnel management and ability to motivate student staff
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Preferred

    • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, Sport Administration, or related field
    • Experience supervising student employees
    • Extensive knowledge in sport club programming
    • NIRSA membership

    Other:

    • Position involves working some evenings and weekends
    • Position is located in a non-smoking work area

    POSITION:
    This position is a 29 hour/week graduate assistantship, which may be renewed for a second year based upon performance review. The start date for this position is July 10, 2018.

    SALARY:

    • Full VCU tuition and fee waiver, not to exceed $25,000 annually
    • $9,000 stipend paid in bi-monthly installments for a nine-month appointment from August – May
    • Hourly summer employment at the rate of $15 per hour will be paid from July 10, 2018 until August 10, 2018 when the nine-month stipend begins.
    • Summer 2019 employment at the rate of $15 per hour is available upon request if contract renewed for a second year.
    • $500 - $1,000 for professional development available annually depending upon need and requests

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
    Applications will be accepted through email. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references via email to Jordan Gardner, Sport Club & Risk Management Coordinator, at ejgardner@vcu.edu. Priority review of applications will begin on November 10, 2017.

    Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    University of Richmond – Recreation and Wellness

    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:

    • Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Health, Sport Management or related field preferred, but may be substituted with appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Previous experience in recreation and facility supervision is preferred

    If interested, please contact Marti Tomlin mtomlin@richmond.edu.