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Graduate Assistantship Position

Posting No: GS15-4003
Hiring Unit: Intercollegiate Athletics: Marketing
Category: General

Job Description: The candidate will assist with marketing and promotions of all SIUE Athletics events. The individual will develop strategic initiatives to increase attendance at intercollegiate athletic events held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and enhance the in-game promotions to maximize the fan experience. The GA will work with coaches on promotional concepts and interface with the Sports Information Office and Ticket Office to coordinate and implement successful in-game promotions, halftime activities and ticket sales efforts. The graduate assistant will also be responsible for marketing events to SIUE students by utilizing social media and other outlets to promote events and games to generate awareness and increase attendance. The GA will help develop and maintain our community outreach program geared toward children. The GA will be responsible for sponsorship fulfillment at athletic events. Individual must subscribe to the SIUE Principles Governing Athletics. Students in this position will develop skills in human relations, supervision skills, public presentations, and communication and documentation skills. Candidate must be available for evening and weekend events and comply with University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. In addition, the graduate assistant will assist with special events and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director for Sales and Marketing or the Athletic Director.

Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree required. Acceptance into SIUE Graduate School; must maintain 6-12 hour course load per semester. Evidence of sound organizational skills. Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, colleagues, and the public. Previous involvement in marketing, promotions, student activities, leadership development experience, and demonstrated communication and computer skills preferred. Graphic design and/or Photoshop-InDesign knowledge a plus.

Period of Appointment: 10-month appointment beginning August 1, 2014

Salary: $896 per month stipend. Includes tuition waiver.

Number of Openings: One

Closing Date For Applications: Open until the position is filled.

Submit: Letter of Application, Resume, Official Transcript, and References to:

Graduate Assistant Search (Marketing)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
c/o Jenny Gilman- Director of Operations, Intercollegiate Athletics
Campus Box 1129
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1129

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