Facilities Graduate Assistant
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19657 Posted: 04/25/2023

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

Position Title: Graduate Assistant (Facilities)

Employment Type: Part-time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Facilities Graduate Assistant will report to the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Capital Projects.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Facilities and 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 Facilities Graduate Assistant will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Capital Projects.

Essential Job Functions

The facilities graduate assistant will report to the Associate AD for Facilities & Capital Projects and the Facilities & Recreation Coordinator. This position assists in all aspects of facilities/grounds/equipment management and maintenance of all Ranger Athletic facilities. This position will also assist with operations associated with Parkside Athletic events and student recreation programming.

  • Assist the Facilities & Recreation Coordinator with day-to-day equipment room operations and purchasing.
  • Assist the Associate AD of Facilities & Capital Projects with maintenance and upkeep of athletic facilities.
  • Coordinate laundry cleaning, distribution, and chemical inventory for all 13 NCAA Division II Varsity teams.
  • Facility set up and takedown for NCAA Varsity home contests as well as external rentals.
  • Serve as the facility supervisor for assigned NCAA Varsity home contests and external rentals.
  • Assist with scheduling of facilities for varsity sports competitions and practices, internal and external rentals, intramurals, open recreation, and University sanctioned events.
  • Help schedule and supervise student-worker schedules for athletic facilities, work alongside graduate assistant for Wellness/Strength center.
  • Become familiar with Event Management System (EMS), & Microsoft Outlook Calendar
  • Provide customer service to Athletic Administration, Coaches, Student- Athletes, community members that possess SAC membership and external rentals tenants.
  • Other duties not listed above assigned by Associate AD of Facilities & Capital Projects or Facilities & Recreation Coordinator
  • Bachelor’s degree 


The ideal candidate will possess the following;

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.  
  • The ability to exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong customer service, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working in facilities/grounds/equipment management at an NCAA institution and/or professional sport organization.

The successful candidates will work a 12-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 $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/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
  • The names and email addresses of three (3) professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 5/14/2023 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.


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