Point Loma Nazarene University is seeking motivated students interested in serving as Graduate Assistant (GA) for Athletics Marketing & Communications within the PLNU Athletics Department while pursuing the Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology (MS-KIN) at PLNU. The Master of Science in Kinesiology is designed specifically to prepare career-focused professionals with advanced academic training in the dynamic and growing fields of exercise science, sport performance and sport management. One graduate assistant position is available within the MS-KIN sport management program beginning August 1, 2017.
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Athletics Marketing & Communications position is a two-year position in which the GA will provide individual sport and department-wide assistance within a multi sport environment. This includes, but is not limited to, promoting, executing, and recapping athletic contest and events, as well as general marketing and communications support within the athletic department. Candidates for the position will embrace the mission of PLNU through the integration of Christian faith and be highly organized and motivated creative thinkers with demonstrable writing skills, and graphic design skills (or a willingness and ability to learn basic graphic design). Specific assignments will be determined by the Senior Associate Athletic Director and the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications based on the staffing demands for supporting an NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic program. Graduate Assistants are employed on a ten-month appointment for each calendar year during the term of employment.
Responsibilities: Create and distribute promotional materials, game programs, etc. Assist with game administration duties at athletic contests Conduct post-game interviews, write bios and game recaps, game photo & video management Update, develop and maintain content on athletics website Assist with sponsor and donor relations/communications
Application Process: Please apply BY MARCH 7, 2017. The website will allow applicants to upload cover letter, resume and reference list. Applicants must also be accepted into the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. Please visit the Graduate Admissions Webpage to apply to the MS-KIN Program PRIOR to submitting a Graduate Assistant application. For application questions, please contact: Jessica Elam, MS Kinesiology Program Assistant Office: (619) 849-2619 email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Sport Management or related degree/experience Competent writing skills Basic comprehension of sports and/or event marketing strategy Understanding of and commitment to the spiritual mission of the university Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Office) Graphic Design competency & knowledge of design software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
This agreement includes a full tuition waiver for the MS-KIN program and a $10,000 per year stipend. The stipend and tuition waiver are considered taxable income. A two-year commitment is required.
PLNU: Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU ser...ves more than 3,500 students.PLNU Athletics: Mission StatementPLNU champions a Christ-centered environment where student-athletes experience holistic growth while pursuing academic and athletic distinction.PLNU Athletics GoalsThe following goals guide the course of intercollegiate athletics at PLNU:>Student-athletes will develop the individual and team skills necessary to compete at the conference and regional levels. PLNU also welcomes the opportunity to compete nationally.>PLNU will clearly communicate its Christ-centered mission to all competitors and will affiliate with regional and national conferences that respect its mission and provide a reasonable level of competition.>PLNU maintains high academic standards for all students, including student-athletes. Scheduling of competition and travel will minimize academic disruption.>PLNU’s athletic teams and spectators will cultivate a competitive environment of good sportsmanship, reflecting fairness in competition, humility in victory, and dignity in defeat.Intercollegiate Athletics will provide opportunities for fan engagement and the cultivation of school spirit.>The Athletics Department will align its fundraising and promotional efforts with the efforts of the offices of University Advancement and Admissions.>Consistent with the history of the Church of the Nazarene and her affirmation of leadership by both women and men, Intercollegiate Athletics offers competitive opportunities to both women and men and fully complies with federal regulations related to gender equity.>PLNU hires and develops coaches who are committed to Christ, possess university level coaching knowledge and skills, maintain a high standard of personal conduct, and are committed to the character development of their athletes.>PLNU recruits student-athletes who understand and support the university mission. Each student-athlete will pursue a course of study designed to culminate in graduation from the university.>Athletic Programs will be sponsored based on: adequate facilities in proximate distance of campus, adequate economic support, adequate student interest, adequate opportunities for competition within regional and national conference affiliation, and within the context of capped enrollment.