Graduate Assistant, Game Operations and Facilities

REPORTS TO: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR INTERNAL OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION STATUS: PART-TIME

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

  • Maintains and cultivates a joint partnership with Painesville City Schools and Painesville City Department of Recreation.  

  • 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.  

  • Sets-up equipment, staffs and prepares select contests for the Great Midwest Digital Network platform.

  • 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 sponsor activation at athletic contests.

  • Assists sports information with statistics and web-based programs.

  • 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.

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 athletic associations and conferences.  

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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