Communications Graduate Assistant (Athletics/HKSM)
Deadline for Applications Extended to 4/30/2021

Code: 17084 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: Communications 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 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, and experience with Adobe Suite or other graphic design software.

• 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, Statcrew 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 creation of social media content.

• Aid in the maintenance of 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



  • 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:

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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
  • 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 05/01/2021

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