Graduate Assistant, Game Operations & Facilities Job


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for graduate assistant, game operations & facilities. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The graduate assistant is responsible for duties as assigned by the associate director and will manage a secondary responsibility, as defined. This is a ten-month, two-year appointment, pending successful evaluation at the end of year one.


  • Helps hire, train and manage staff of interns, student workers and other event staff. 

  • Helps coordinate and oversee all game and special event management. 

  • Serves as primary contact for select athletic facility rentals.

  • Conducts athletic facility walk through and evaluation on regular basis for maintenance, safety and upkeep; researches and implements ideas to enhance branding, equipment, technology and environment at all facilities. 

  • Helps manage all athletic facilities and grounds under the control of the department of athletics and serves as a liaison to LEC Physical Plant and Painesville City Department of Recreation. 

  • Assists in the planning and scheduling of all departmental sports practices, contests, camps and clinics to share and prepare facilities.

  • Attends weekly Internal Operations meetings to collaborate on all upcoming contests, facility bookings and plan staff coverage.

  • Supervises the Osborne Family Wellness and Athletic Center and student workers during designated times.

  • Helps coordinate, direct and supervise all aspects of home game and special event management to include: concessions, event/game staff, game officials, visiting team coordination, traffic management, parking, gate/entry control, crowd control, etc.  

  • Works cooperatively with faculty/staff, College leadership, athletic administration, head coaches and student-athletes on behalf of athletic interests. 

  • Ensures a positive game environment and atmosphere, along with pre-game, half-time, timeout coordination and preparation of game protocol/countdown information.  

  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the athletic department.

  • Helps direct procurement of transportation services for all teams.

  • Assists with team equipment inventory and laundry.

  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards, where student-athletes are empowered to leave lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.

  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.

  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.

  • Follows all institutional, GMAC and NCAA regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned by the associate director of athletics for internal operations & administration or director of athletics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, sports management or related field preferred.  

  • Acceptance into a Lake Erie College graduate program required.  

  • Knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, rules and regulations of athletic associations and conferences.  

  • Knowledge and skill in using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications.


Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and have the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.  


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to, (2) online at or (3) to  Graduate Assistant, Game Operations & Facilities Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at and EOE