Communications Graduate Assistant
Position Is Open Until Filled
Code: 19546 Posted: 03/29/2023
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.
UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.
Position Title: Graduate Assistant (Communications GA)
Employment Type: Part Time, Academic Staff, Salaried
Reports To: The Communications GA will report to the Assistant AD for Strategic Communications & Brand Management.
The communications graduate assistant will work as a member of the Strategic Communications and Marketing office to effectively tell the story of Parkside Athletics, serving as the primary media relations contact for assigned sports. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills. Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud and spotting or inputting statistics is preferred.
Essential Job Functions
• Serve as the primary media relations contact for pre-determined sports.
• Produce and distribute news releases, pre/postgame articles, and feature stories.
• Inputting statistics at home events using NCAA Live Stats, or PrestoStats.
• Online and printed graphic design, including but not limited to the production of schedule posters, promotional graphics, social media campaigns and all other graphic design projects.
• Help to continue to grow Parkside’s presence on social media, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and YouTube.
• Assist in the creation of social media content.
• Aid in the maintenance of ParksideRangers.com including schedules, rosters, history and awards.
• Travel to select away athletic events as necessary.
• Assist in implementing live broadcasts on the Parkside Sports Network, Facebook Live or YouTube Live.
• Manage a group communications and video interns that provide assistance during game days and in the office.
• Work with coaches and staff to promote Parkside’s athletic programs, events and student-athletes.
• Live Update games on social media.
• Other duties as assigned by the athletics administration.
- Bachelor’s Degree
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills. experience with broadcasting live sporting events, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
The successful candidates will work a 12-month appointment for the 2023-24 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year. Each graduate assistant will receive a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend of $9,000, paid monthly. These positions will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date for the positions will be August 1, with the potential for a mutually-agreed upon earlier start date and summer employment.
The coaching graduate assistants will also serve as an instructor for one activity class for the Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management department (HKSM). To be eligible, students must be admitted to the in-person Master of Sport Management Program (MSSM) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Appointments are contingent upon maintenance of minimum credit requirements and good standing in the MSSM program.
Parkside Athletics and HKSM have collaborated on the graduate assistant program for four years, fostering success for the athletics department, sport management program, and, most importantly, the graduate students. Alumni of the program have gone on to successful careers in college athletics and in club/youth and professional sports, including North Dakota State, Indiana State, Colorado College, Stephen F. Austin, UW-Parkside, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Quincy.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/general-employee-info/
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/benefits-estimator/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
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External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
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STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
Review of Applications
Applications received by 4/14/2023 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
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Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
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UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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