Graduate Assistant, Athletic Strategic Communications

REPORTS TO: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR SPORTS INFORMATION STATUS: PART-TIME

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, athletic strategic communications. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The graduate assistant is responsible for the coverage and media presence of the College’s athletic program. This is a ten-month, two-year appointment, pending successful evaluation at the end of year one.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as a primary media contact for designated athletic teams.

  • Maintains Storm website.

  • Responds to statistical and reporting requirements from the NCAA, G-MAC and intercollegiate opponents.

  • Creates game-day publications and writes event recaps.

  • Devises social media strategy for designated sports and department.

  • Serves as game-day statistician and maintains statistical databases.

  • Assists in all phases of communication: digital, graphic design, internal and external.

  • Assists in organizing the setup and coverage of all home athletic events.

  • Assists in supervising game-day student workers and all game-day staff.

  • Assists with special promotional events.

  • Assists with coordination of all communication functions of the College’s intercollegiate sports programs.

  • 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, G-MAC and NCAA regulations.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 the NCAA and G-MAC.

  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

  • Ability to edit and create highlight videos.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Experience managing social media campaigns.

  • Experience in public announcing.

  • Knowledge of AP Style is recommended, but not required.

  • Knowledge of StatCrew is recommended, but not required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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 competitions.