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Event & Operations Graduate Assistant (Athletics/HKSM)
Deadline for Applications Extended to 4/30/2021


Code: 17082 Posted: 04/06/2021

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 is 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.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. Located in Kenosha, WI between Chicago and Milwaukee, the campus is nestled on 700 acres of woodland and prairie, two miles west of Lake Michigan. 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: Event & Operations Graduate Assistant

Employment Type: Academic Staff

Reports To: The Graduate Assistant for Athletics & HKSM Administration will report to the Director of Athletics and HKSM department chair.

Pay Range: $7500 stipend and 50% tuition


Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to offer the graduate assistant positions for the 2021-22 academic year. These graduate assistants will gain valuable experience in Wisconsin’s only NCAA Division II athletics department. Meanwhile, the athletics department will improve its operational efficiency, competitiveness, and student-athlete experience by building capacity through degree-seeking graduate students.

Graduate assistants will also complete other duties as assigned by the athletics department and assist the Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management department with assigned duties, including serving as an instructor of activity classes. 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 a graduate degree program.

The successful candidates will work a 10-month appointment for the 2021-22 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year. Each graduate assistant will receive an annual stipend of $7,500, paid monthly, and a scholarship of 50% of tuition (in-state or out-of-state tuition). These positions will remain open until filled. Start date for the positions will be August 1 with the potential for a mutually-agreed upon earlier start date.

Key Job Responsibilities:

The events and operations graduate assistant will work in conjunction with the Deputy AD and Events and Operations Coordinator, with duties including but not limited to:

• Assist with coordination of game day operations for all on-campus events, including field/gym setup.

• Serve as a gameday host for visiting teams and officials.

• Oversee operations of concessions and athletics apparel store.

• Assist Event & Operations Coordinator with ticketing sales and operations, including maintaining compliance with NCAA pass list requirements, and season ticket sales.

• Coordinate game day event staff employment, scheduling and training.

• Manage a group communications and video interns that provide assistance during game days and in the office.

• Help with the planning and execution of external rentals, including acting as onsite supervisor.

• Assist Event & Operations Coordinator with deposits, cash handling policies, and financial reporting.

• Assist with payment to referees and officials.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
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/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

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.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

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
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Friday April 30th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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.


Contact

Laura Menarek
(262)595-3204
menarek@uwp.edu
Available Until: 05/01/2021

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