External Relations Graduate Assistant
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19542 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 (External Relations Graduate Assistant)

Employment Type: Part Time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The External Relations GA will report to the Asst. AD for Advancement & Partnerships.


The external relations graduate assistant will work in conjunction with the Assistant AD/Advancement and Partnerships and the strategic communications and marketing team, with duties including but not limited to assisting with:

Essential Job Functions
  • Parkside Athletics Partners Program
    • Solicit new business and community partners to become members of the corporate partners program.
    • Assist with the renewal process of existing partners.
    • Create and track existing and new inventory.
    • Create and deliver agreements and invoices to potential and current partners.
    • Ensure fulfillment of all agreements, in collaboration with strategic communications facilities/event operations, and marketing.
  • Ticketing/Fan Experience
    • Create and execute ticket plans and promotions for applicable sports, including individual games, season tickets, and group ticket sales.
    • Operation of ticketing software.
    • Provide sales, execution, and customer service for group tickets.
    • Assist with the selling and operations of premium seating.
    • Interact and cultivate relationships with current and prospective Rangers fans.
    • Implement stewardship pieces for season ticket holders and group ticket customers.
    • Provide consistent communication to companies within the partners program.
  • Advancement/Revenue Generation
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of the Ranger Impact Fund annual campaign.
    • Execute and create donor engagement and revenue generating initiatives for Parkside Day.
    • Fulfill stewardship initiatives for alumni and donors.
    • Serve on the planning committee for the annual Ranger Impact Open and other fundraising events.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of alumni/donor events.
    • Cultivate and sustain diversifying revenue streams in support of Parkside Athletics.
  • Marketing and Promotions
    • Manage marketing plans and promotional calendars.
    • Assist with the fulfillment of in game promotions and marketing initiatives.
  • Graphic Design
    • Utilize Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and other softwares to create marketing content tied to partnerships, fundraising, and other external facing initiatives.

Bachelor’s Degree

The ideal candidate will have experience working with Adobe Suite, in addition to sales and marketing experience.

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: 

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/general-employee-info/

Application Process

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

Review of Applications

Applications received by 4/14/2023 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. 

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 07/26/2023

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