External Relations Graduate Assistant
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18198 Posted: 03/30/2022

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.

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 an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: External Relations Graduate Assistant

Employment Type: Part-time, Academic Staff, Exempt

Reports To: Assistant AD/Advancement & Partnerships, and Athletics Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator.

The successful candidates will work a 10-month appointment for the 2022-23 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 $7,500, 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 onto 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.

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of External Relations Graduate Assistant. To be eligible, prospective candidates must be accepted into one of the Master’s Degree programs at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The External Relations Graduate Assistant will report directly to the Assistant AD/Advancement and Partnerships and the Athletics Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator, and will gain experience assisting with all aspects of a NCAA Division II athletic department.

Key Job Responsibilities

The external relations graduate assistants will work in conjunction with the Assistant AD/Advancement and Partnerships and the Athletics Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator, with duties including but not limited to assisting with:

•Parkside Athletics Partners Program

+Solicit new business and community partners to become members of the corporate partners program.

+Assist with the renewal of existing partners.

+Create and track existing and new inventory.

+Create and deliver contracts and invoices to potential and current partners.

+Ensure fulfillment of all contracts, in collaboration with strategic communications and marketing.

+Provide consistent communication to corporate partners.


+Ranger Impact Fund

+Parkside Day

+Ranger Impact Open and other fundraising events

+Alumni/donor engagement

•Marketing and Promotions

+Marketing plans and promotional calendars

+In-game promotions, game script, music, etc.

+Ranger Cub Club


+Create and execute ticket plans and promotions for applicable sports, including individual games, season tickets, and group ticket sales.

+Provide sales, execution, and customer service for group tickets.

+Assist with the selling and operations of premium seating.

•Graphic Design



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal skills  
  • The ability to exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality 
  • Candidate must possess strong customer service, and problem solving skills 
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment  
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is preferred  
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/leave/annualsum/univstaff.pdf 

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

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
  • References
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

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: 08/03/2022

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