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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

  • Academic Advising

    VCU Student Athlete Support Services

    Description of the Job
    VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the daily operations of the Office of Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) during the 2019-20 academic year. SASS is committed to providing the resources to inspire student-athletes to achieve their full potential academically, personally, and professionally during their VCU career. The office supports the university’s Quest for Distinction and the Department of Athletics’ Strategic Plan through uncompromised integrity and the passionate pursuit of academic excellence, while valuing diversity and inclusion. We serve as a source of pride for the university and community as we cultivate graduates who excel as leaders.

    The Graduate Assistant will collaborate with academic coordinators to assist students in the development of educational plans, ensure that university policies and NCAA rules and regulations regarding academics are being followed, and that students are successfully completing requirements for a their degree. Additional duties include:

    • Work 20 hours per week in the academic computer lab (occasional weekend/evening hours);
    • Show up on time and keep a consistent weekly schedule;
    • Monitor computer lab making sure students are working and being productive;
    • Sign students in/out of study hall;
    • Keep all student information confidential;
    • Create documents/schedules using Excel and Word;
    • Create incoming student folders and recruit visit bags;
    • Help update bulletin boards;
    • Run errands across campus for advisors;
    • Participate in all events put on by SASS; and
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree;
    • 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.

    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/84699

  • Administration

    Randolph-Macon College - Administrative Assistant

    This position will afford hands-on experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the administrative functions of personnel in an intercollegiate athletic program. The Graduate Assistant will be exposed to all aspects of an NCAA Division III athletic program, including but not limited to facilities, games management, and marketing, and promotions.

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

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

    Contact:
    Erin Hauser
    Athletics Operations Coordinator
    804.752.7320

  • Coaching

    Baseball

    Randolph-Macon College - Assistant Baseball Coach
    DESCRIPTION: Randolph-Macon College, a Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, is seeking graduate assistant from January-May. Primary responsibilities include assisting the coaching staff in preseason preparations, practice/game day planning and implementations of those plans. Additional opportunities to provide support with strength and conditioning programs, scouting reports and equipment inventory along with 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. Physical activity, including hitting a fungo and throwing batting practice, will be included.

    CONTACT: Ray Hedrick, Head Baseball Coach, PO Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005; Email: jrhedrick@rmc.edu Cell: (804) 380-7949; Office: (804)752-7303.


    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/84701 .


    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


    Football

    University of Richmond Football Operations
    POSITION: Assistant Field Hockey Coach – Graduate Assistant
    DESCRIPTION: The Intern will assist the Director of Football Operations during the week and home football games during the season. The candidate will have the opportunity to help with football camps and preseason training camp during the summer. Additional responsibilities may include but not be limited to: unofficial recruiting visits, travel planning, and other administrative tasks. The position will provide operations experience for the successful candidate.

    To apply for this position contact:
    Chaz Coleman
    Director of Football Operations
    University of Richmond
    (804)287-6846


    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


    Swimming

    Randolph-Macon College - Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
    DESCRIPTION: Randolph-Macon College, a Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, is seeking graduate assistant for the swim season (Mid September to Mid February) with the possibility of continuing duties during the off-traditional season. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in practice and meet preparation, as well as coordinating travel, ordering equipment/apparel, aiding in fundraising efforts, 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 swimming experience at the college or university level required.

    CONTACT: Brent Kintzer, Head Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach, PO Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005; email:brentkintzer@rmc.edu; Cell: 540.287.1084; Office: 804.752.3104


    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/84700


    Volleyball

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

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree, strong interpersonal and communication skills, previous competitive playing experience at the college or university level preferred.

    CONTACT: Savanna Love: savannalove@rmc.edu

  • Community Relations

    YMCA Community Relations Graduate Assistantship

    OVERVIEW
    Our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

    Our cause: At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Everyday, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

    Our position: The Y is a leading nonprofit organization that is committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    Serve on YMCA Association Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement team. Promote, foster and support the Y’s commitment to access, inclusion and engagement for all by engaging diverse populations in a welcoming environment.

    POSITION FUNCTIONS

    • Interpret, communicate, and promote Y mission, goals, and objectives to department employees, volunteer leaders, members, and the community.
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with members and staff.
    • Promote, foster and support the Y’s commitment to access, inclusion and engagement for all by engaging diverse populations in a welcoming environment.
    • May assist different YMCA departments toward the achievement of stated goals and objectives. Examples could include: volunteer and community engagement (out of school time programs, Miracle League program, Bright Beginnings back to school outreach program, volunteer projects, etc.), philanthropy, marketing and/or youth sports/youth aquatics (support fundraising and storytelling efforts, projects, processes and systems).
    • Serve on YMCA Association Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement team.
    • Communicate respectfully with volunteers, parents, and participants.
    • May assist with the maintenance of related computer files.

    ALL OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    ACCOUNTABILITY
    Reports directly to the Association Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement. Keeps him/her informed of plans, progress, and problems. Accountable for the achievement of specified goals and objectives.

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
    Skills desired: building and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers, members and staff.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Able to spend time outdoors in all kinds of weather. Ability to bend and kneel.

    Interested applicants should contact Katie Gholson, YMCA of Greater Richmond Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement, at gholsonk@ymcarichmond.org.

  • Compliance

    VCU Compliance

    Description of the job
    VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Compliance Office during the 2019-20 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 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/84708

  • 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.

    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 2019 through the Spring 2020
    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

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

  • Development

    Henrico County Police Athletic League - Development and Communications Coordinator
    Part-Time Position (Approx. 15-20 hours per Week)
    Hourly Rate Negotiable
    Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30
    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 22,000 children have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored programs and events; such as, Henrico PAL's After School Programs where over 50% of participants achieve honor role. Henrico PAL also offers a variety of free educational, recreational, and athletic programs, including Chess Club, Dance, and Open Gym Night. Henrico PAL helps Virginia's youth prepare for college, careers, and citizenship with our Youth Leadership Council (YLC). These programs help improve the lives of Henrico’s youth and sets our community up for success.

    Title: Development and Communications Coordinator

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

    Key Responsibilities:

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

    Minimum Position Qualifications:

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

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

    Sgt. Kenneth L. Ragland (Retired)
    Executive Director
    Henrico Police Athletic League
    8655 Staples Mill Road
    Henrico, VA 23228
    info@henricopal.org


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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

    Interested candidates should send their resume to Grace Davis (grace@sportable.org).


    VCU Development

    Description of the Job
    VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the daily operations of the Development area during the 2019-20 academic year.

    Specifically, 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/84705

  • Equipment Room

    VCU Equipment Room

    Description of the Job
    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 2019-20 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.

    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/84702.

  • Facilities

    Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation - Sports Tourism Graduate Assistant

    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/September – May Pay: $5,000 stipend ($2,500/semester)

    Minimum Position Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management, Tourism or related field.
    • Acceptance into the Center for Sport Leadership 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

    • Coordinate event/facility logistics for selected tournaments/events.
    • Assist in the development and tracking of contracts, invoices, and other related documents.
    • Plan and coordinate event publicity to include news releases, social media updates, and media interviews.
    • Assist in the promotion of Chesterfield County as a sports tourism destination.
    • Plan and produce marketing materials as needed.
    • 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.

    Interested Candidates should send their resume to Danny Bonifas (BonifasD@chesterfield.gov).


    University of Richmond - Athletic Facilities & Events Assistant

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

    JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist the Coordinator of Facilities & Events with overall game day operations at various home athletic contests
    • Plan and schedule staffing needs for various home athletic contests
    • Assist with facility preparation for various home athletic contests
    • Submit web-based work orders for various facility repairs
    • Coordinate team practice schedules at the various athletic facilities on campus
    • Supervise game day staff at Olympic Sports events (scoreboard operator, event technician, and public address announcer)
    • Work with RMC Events personnel during events staffed by RMC Events

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

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

    QUALIFICATIONS

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

    If interested in the position, please contact:

    Mike O’Toole
    Coordinator of Facilities & Events
    University of Richmond Athletics
    (804) 289-8240
    motoole2@richmond.edu


    Sports Backers - Event Management Intern

    • Assist full-time staff with day-to-day operations and event planning.
    • Answer incoming calls and assist in answering inquiries about the Sports Backers and our events.
    • Assist with distribution of promotional materials in the community.
    • Assist with mail-in registration input for all events.
    • Manage projects for events and serve on event committees.
    • Assist with the set-up and breakdown of events both on-site and in the warehouse.
    • Assist other departments with projects as needed.

    Interested Applicants can apply at https://www.tfaforms.com/414822.

  • Marketing

    i9 Sports - Assistant Program Developer Internship
    Assistant Program Developer Interns will assist in various aspects of Marketing, Business Operations, League Management, and On-Field Management. This part-time position will report to the Program Developer.

    Description of Role:

    • Distribute flyers to small business, apartment complexes, daycare centers, and school within the market
    • Post road signs within a 10 minute radius of venues
    • Research and create new sponsorship and partnership opportunities with small businesses in the market
    • Attend in-person events and help sign up new i9 Sports members through great customer service
    • Update the local i9 Sports Facebook pages with pictures, videos, and information on upcoming events
    • Research and secure venues for future i9 Sports programs
    • Organizing “New Player” packages for opening day
    • Help Site Managers with the setup and breakdown of the fields/courts
    • Ensure coaches bag, binders, and/or folders are updated and given each week
    • Organizing Award Presentations
    • Update Rainout Line Saturday and Sunday mornings
    • Managing Instructor and coaches on the field
    • Following up with PPC and online member leads
    • Be creative and share ideas to improve marketing, business operations, league management, and on-field management.
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Highly motivated self-starter; can work independently
    • Positive attitude and a strong ability to build professional business relationships
    • Great customer service skills
    • Excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work well with kids and staff
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs and be on your feet for hours at a time
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • The position requires working weekends and occasional evenings.

    To apply for this positions email your resume to: leagueoffice154@i9sports.com


    Richmond Kickers - Marketing Graduate Assistant

    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 2019-2020 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 Raceway Promotional Team - Marketing Assistant Job Description

    SUMMARY
    The Richmond Raceway promotional team will support all marketing operations to promote Richmond Raceway. This will include community engagements, RICHMOND NATION events, Virginia Credit Union Live! Concerts, promotional functions, marketing assistance and race weekend operations. The successful candidates will have a passion for fan engagement, sport promotions and teamwork.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Set up the Richmond Raceway experience at local and regional events as directed.
    • Facilitate the run of show during events.
    • Assist with all Richmond Raceway community marketing initiatives.
    • Create an immersive brand experience for all guest and represent Richmond Raceway in a professional manner at all times.
    • Engage event patrons about the latest Richmond Raceway benefits and offers.

    CHARACTERISTICS/QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong communication and guest service skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to interact with and entertain a crowd of all ages
    • General knowledge of Richmond Raceway & NASCAR preferred
    • Ability to work flexible hours with weekend availability

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    The physical demands described within the position description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    The work environment characteristics described within the position description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume and cover letter to (rmsmith@richmondraceway & zhcurtis@richmondraceway.com).


    Sports Backers - Graphic Design Intern
    Assist the Creative Manager to:

    • Design and update print collateral for Sports Backers programs and events
    • Design email graphics, proofread communications, review designs, and design other materials as needed, including t-shirt graphics

    The Graphic Design Intern must be able to adhere to project deadlines, multi-task, prioritize projects, be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, able to work on a PC, able to prepare web and print-ready files, work in a team environment, and must be pursuing or have already earned an Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or related field. Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment is a plus.

    Interested Applicants can apply at https://www.tfaforms.com/414822.


    University of Richmond - Athletics Department Marketing Internship-Graphic Design

    The graphic design intern for the athletics marketing department will assist the New Media Manager with daily tasks and long term projects to help increase brand awareness for the Spiders. Athletics department interns will be responsible for helping with the day to day tasks within the marketing office, the execution of marketing and promotional plans, enhancing the brand of the Richmond Spiders in the community, and helping to create the best fan experience possible during games.

    Description of Role:

    • Create print materials to promote upcoming games such as flyers, posters and banners
    • Design graphics for e-newsletters, social media, digital flyers, and website
    • Produce schedule cards and posters for select teams
    • Create graphics for videoboard to enhance the fan experience at games
    • Attend community events to increase awareness of our brand and promote upcoming games, as well as the Spiderlings Kids Club
    • Assist in marketing and execution of Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball games, as well as occasional Olympic Sports. This includes attending all revenue generating sporting events (Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball)
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign or comparable design program
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Self-starter with initiative and creativity
    • Ability to work well with staff, students and fans
    • Works well under pressure
    • Great customer service

    This position requires working nights and weekends, as well as some holidays.

    Contact for applying:
    Taylor Blakely
    Director of Marketing & Sales
    University of Richmond Athletics
    (804) 289-8518
    tblakely@richmond.edu


    University of Richmond - Athletics Department Marketing Internship

    Athletics department marketing interns will be responsible for helping with the day to day tasks within the marketing office, the execution of marketing and promotional plans, enhancing the brand of the Richmond Spiders in the community, and helping to create the best fan experience possible during games.

    Description of Role:

    • Research new ideas and promotions that can be implemented at Spider sporting events
    • Attend and research community events to increase awareness of our brand and promote upcoming games, as well as the Spiderlings Kids Club
    • Assist in marketing, promotional planning and execution of Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball games, as well as occasional Olympic Sports. This includes attending all revenue generating sporting events (Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball)
    • Create and execute marketing plans for key games on each Olympic sport schedule
    • Learn the Paciolan ticketing system to input ticket orders
    • Help create and implement Spiderlings Kids Club events
    • Answer phones to assist customers purchasing tickets
    • Assist the groups manager in obtaining new group leads and contacts
    • Be a liaison to the student body by helping to promote games around campus by hanging flyers, attending events to pump up students for upcoming games and help keep a pulse on the happenings around campus that athletics could be part of
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Self-starter with initiative and creativity
    • Ability to work well with staff, students and fans
    • Works well under pressure
    • Great customer service

    This position requires working nights and weekends, as well as some holidays.

    Contact for applying:
    Taylor Blakely
    Director of Marketing & Sales
    University of Richmond Athletics
    (804) 289-8518
    tblakely@richmond.edu


    VCU Marketing

    Description of the Job
    VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Marketing area during the 2019-20 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 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/84703

  • Sport Communications

    Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) - Communications / Social Media Internship Academic Year 2019-2020
    The Colonial Athletic Association is accepting applications for a Communications / Social Media Internship. This is a 10-month position that allows hardworking, enthusiastic individuals the opportunity to gain communications and media relations experience at the conference level.

    DUTIES

    • Serve as the primary media contact and championship media director for multiple Olympic sports to be assigned.
    • Produce content for assigned sports via caasports.com and social media accounts.
    • Provide CAA membership, NCAA and media with updated information for select sports.
    • Provide support for communications staff in preparation of and during assigned
    • championship events, including but not limited to men’s and women’s basketball.
    • Assist in all aspects of social media.
    • Assist in editing of communications materials and publications.
    • Assist in the writing and editing of conference publications, including media guides,
    • championship programs, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field.
    • Excellent writing/editing abilities and knowledge of AP style
    • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills with an emphasis on
    • attention to detail, work ethic, honesty, and loyalty.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Self-motivated, creative and digitally savvy
    • Volunteer and/or paid experience in sports media relations
    • Experience with creating and editing social media and video content preferred

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references and any links to published multimedia work samples. Applications must be submitted electronically to rwashburn@caasports.com with Communications Graduate Assistant noted in the subject line. Applications should be received by June 1, 2019. Applicants will only be contacted if finalist for position. No phone calls please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    The expected start date is August 1.


    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


    Sports Backers - PR & Communications Intern

    • Assist the Public Relations & Marketing department with day-to-day promotion of Sports Backers events.
    • Assist with the management of the Sports Backers’ social media outlets. This includes increasing frequency of interaction, brainstorming contest ideas, and keeping the content fresh.
    • Assist with graphic design and creative concepts, as well as video editing and production
    • Research relevant stories and articles to feature in our e-newsletter, PULSE.
    • Write articles and press releases related to Sports Backers events and people participating in them.
    • Assist in monitoring the performance of digital advertisements

    Applicants are asked to submit a relevant article, feature story, blog post, or social media campaign as a writing sample along with a cover letter and resume.

    Interested Applicants can apply at https://www.tfaforms.com/414822.


    University of Richmond - Athletic Communications Assistant

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Provides assistance to the Athletic Communications/Public Relations unit within the Department of Athletics. Assists with organization and preparation of statistics and game materials as well as the production of feature content on the website.

    JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Organizes statistics for media notes and website usage.
    • Retrieves historical data and assists with maintenance of records for all 17 varsity athletic programs.
    • Edits game notes and features.
    • Prepares game day materials such as roster cards and statistics sheets.
    • Produces feature content (video and written) for athletic department website.

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

    • Office environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
    • May require work on some nights and weekends

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Excellent written communication skills are required.
    • Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.

    CONTACT
    If interested in the position, please contact:
    Matt McCollester
    Assistant AD/Communications
    University of Richmond Athletics
    (804) 287-6313
    mmccollester@richmond.edu.


    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/84704 .

  • Sport Operations

    Richmond Raceway Complex - Event Operations Intern

    SUMMARY
    Internship will be in the Richmond Raceway Complex Event Sales and Services department which will start on Summer 2019 and run through December 15. Event Intern responsibilities will consist of coordinating with the Director of Events and Event Coordinator on selling venue space, preparing for upcoming events and coordinating with other departments and vendors to ensure event success and proper event communication within the Operations department.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Performs any combination of the following duties according to specific department guidelines:

    • Learn how to use SiteCore in order to update and maintain Complex website and event calendar
    • Promote Complex shows via facebook and work on ways to increase likes
    • Coordinate with Operations Team for setup of events based on the work order
    • Attend networking events with the Director of Events and Event Coordinator to further experience in business development and meet industry professionals
    • Coordinate and distribute monthly email communication to the front office, contact center, and MRN for inquiries and for the phone calendar
    • Maintain Complex Operations calendars and keep up to date
    • Race Prep assistance will be needed in the following areas prior to the September NASCAR race weekend: Operations Team Task Tracker, schedule pre-race meetings with vendors, organize dispatch notebooks, distribute materials to vendors
    • Assist in planning and coordination of Professional Women’s Bowling Association Championship week events to be held during the September race week
    • Attend Weekly Complex meetings and Pre/Post event meetings for large shows
    • Concert Prep and event day assistance as needed.
    • Perform other duties assigned by Director of Events and Event Coordinator.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Must be outgoing, friendly and have a willingness to interact with people at public promotional events.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally in a pleasant speaking voice.
    • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to request clarification when needed.
    • Ability to meet the public well and to deal effectively with their questions or concerns, seeking assistance when needed.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, and officials in other departments.
    • Ability to work alone or with others.
    • Practice and maintain professional work ethics, attitude, and appearance.
    • Flexible schedule, able to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Must have a valid drivers license
    • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs (for assistance with setup of events when needed)

    Interested students should send their resume to Megan Hazzard (mhazzard@richmondraceway.com).


    Sportable - Program 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. Sportable was awarded Silver Level honors in 2017 for Paralympic Excellence by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

    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 3 years old 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 gender – 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.

    Job Description
    This Graduate Assistant position will be given the opportunity to not only work for a fast growing not for profit sports organization meeting the needs of an underserved segment of our community, it will also allow them to learn from some of the top adaptive sports instructors and be involved with one of the premier adaptive sports programs in the country. The Graduate Assistant will focus on continuing the development of our wheelchair basketball program.

    Programming
    We run 12 year-round sports programs based on sport specific seasons and facility/coach availability, etc. Most early-season activities involve in-house training along with staff and volunteer clinics. Programming activities include cycling, kayaking, tennis, wheelchair basketball, archery, rock climbing, air rifle, swimming, power soccer, road racing, wheelchair lacrosse, and rowing. Additionally, we work with area schools for our Changing Perceptions in Schools Program, targeting able bodied youth and shifting their perceptions of individuals with physical disabilities through hands on adaptive sports experience. Graduate Assistants will work directly with program staff to plan and deliver our sport programs that are in season throughout their assistantship.

    Our wheelchair basketball program will be the primary focus of the graduate assistant’s tenure with us, due to the amount of practices and tournaments that take place over the course of the season. The Graduate Assistant will be a key person in the planning of our big tournament that we will once again host in October, with at least 16 teams traveling into Richmond to compete. Our two wheelchair basketball teams are nationally ranked, and we are looking to add a third in the upcoming season. The Graduate Assistant will play a major role in helping to continue the development of our basketball program and our athletes!

    In the Office
    Preparation begins on average quarterly and becomes more intensive as the season for the next round of sports approaches. During this time we are busy scheduling lessons, arranging clinics, orienting volunteers, and scheduling events for the season. In the office there are also ongoing projects such as putting grant proposals together, writing program literature, updating forms, following up on information requests and conducting outreach. During the season, daily office operations are maintained to assure a smooth running program.

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

    • Attending trainings addressing all adaptive disciplines
    • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating clients and activities for a wide range of abilities and backgrounds
    • Shadowing and guiding programs and special events
    • Assisting in the planning and execution process of our annual wheelchair basketball tournament
    • Assisting Program Staff and Executive Director with different duties
    • Leading and assisting with adaptive sports and recreation programs
    • Assisting Program Staff with planning and executing competitive team tournament schedules
    • Driving Sportable vehicles
    • Maintaining and gaining technical experience with the different pieces of adaptive equipment
    • Assisting with administrative, program, and special events duties
    • Complete college/university assignments as agreed
    • Maintain Sportable Staff professional protocols and expectations

    For more information, please email Forrest Lodge, Program Director at forrest@sportable.org.


    The First Tee of Greater Richmond - Operations Graduate Assistant

    Vision: To strengthen the character of our community.
    Reporting to: Senior VP of Operations

    The First Tee of Greater Richmond is one of over 250 chapters of the international non-profit youth development organization, The First Tee. The First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility and Sportsmanship. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership, and golf activities, you are also exposed to positive traits that will help them achieve success in life. The First Tee Life Skills Experience is the unique component that sets The First Tee apart from other junior golf and youth development programs.

    Mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

    Job Description: The First Tee of Greater Richmond seeks a collaborative and enthusiastic professional to work closely with both Operations and Programs. In 2017, the organization completed a major renovation of the grounds, course, and facility at the Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range. In addition, the organization is currently assessing The Tattersall Youth Development Center at The First Tee Chesterfield Golf Course. Given the renovations and the organization’s management of two facilities, The First Tee of Greater Richmond is looking for a professional to provide leadership to both the operations and youth programs. Last year, The First Tee of Greater Richmond reached over 80,000 area youth through three primary avenues of programming: The First Tee Life Skills Experience, The First Tee National School Program, and collaborative community partnerships with other youth serving organizations.

    Core Competencies:

    • High Standards: expects personal and team performance to be nothing short of great.
    • Work Ethic: possesses a strong willingness to work hard and get the job done right.
    • Creativity/Innovation: generates new and innovative approaches to problems and issues.
    • Flexibility: adjusts quickly to changing priorities and copes effectively with those changes.
    • Collaborative: reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisor(s).
    • Communication: speaks, writes, and articulates clearly and professionally.
    • Attention to Detail: achieves insights from both qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Enthusiasm: has a passion for helping youth and being a team player in the organization.
    • Proactive: brings new ideas and acts without having to be told what to do.
    • Efficiency: able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort or time.
    • Integrity: earns the trust of teammates and maintains confidence.
    • Communication: communicates clearly, articulately, and effectively.

    The Operations Graduate Assistant Roles and Responsibilities:
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting golf course staff with tournaments and special events hosted at the facilities
    • Assisting programs staff with community outreach initiatives
    • Event planning
    • Assist The First Tee of Greater Richmond with communications among participants, parents, patrons, and volunteers. This could also include collaborating with staff on marketing plans, social media plans, and execution.
    • Assist with corporate sponsorship sales and fundraising efforts with direction from the Senior VP of Operations.
    • Assist with industry research projects, data collection, surveys and presentations.
    • Provide administrative support to The First Tee of Greater Richmond as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Senior VP of Operations.

    Applicants should submit cover letter and resume to Kelly McAnally, Senior VP of Operations Kelly@thefirstteerva.org.


    VCU Sport Operations

    Description of the Job
    VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Sport Operations area during the 2019-20 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.

    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/84707 .

  • Ticket Operations

    University of Richmond - 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 with ticket sales, customer service and fulfillment for football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

    JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
    Ticket Sales/Customer Service:

    • Assist with phone, window, and mail orders for all athletic ticketed events on the Paciolan ticketing system.
    • Provide a high level of customer service to donors, ticket holders, and the general public.

    Ticket Distribution:

    • Responsible for daily printing and distribution of season, mini-plan, and single game tickets.

    Game Day Support:

    • Assist with game day ticket operations for all football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball events.
    • Assist game day ticket sales staff with customer service and ticketing issues.

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

    • Office environment (sitting, standing, walking, typing)
    • Requires work on nights and weekends

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must possess good customer service skills, good writing ability; knowledge of Paciolan ticket system 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.

    If interested in the position, please contact:

    Mark Driscoll
    Director of Ticket Operations
    University of Richmond Athletics
    (804) 289-8236
    mdriscoll@richmond.edu


    VCU Ticketing Operations

    Description of the Job
    VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the daily operations of the Ticket Operations area during the 2019-20 academic year.

    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/84706.

  • University Recreation

    University of Richmond – Facility Supervisor

    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.