Minnesota State University Intercollegiate Athletics program has one Marketing & Promotions Graduate Assistantship position available beginning on or around August 7, 2017. Minnesota State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and belongs to the 16 school Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in all sports (NCAA Division II), and in addition men's and women's ice hockey participate in NCAA Division I which belongs to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: execute, revise, and modify the athletics marketing campaign for specific sports; promote and implement a positive fan experience; create, plan and facilitate game ticket promotion plans to increase attendance at the athletic home events from students, faculty/staff, and external constituents; manage and execute in-game promotions; activate corporate partnership agreements; oversee the scheduling of national anthem singers and color guards for all Minnesota State home athletic contests; assist with public address and promotion scripts; manage community outreach programs and scheduling external events calendar; supervise Maverick Street Team (interns) during daily office hours and on game day; assist with graphic design; coordinate and implement social media programs; assist with special event fundraisers; and other duties as assigned. As a part of your responsibilities, you will follow the regulations and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the Athletics Department and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Failure to do so may result in suspension without pay or termination of employment.
General Information - This position requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays - Must be enrolled for a minimum of six graduate credits per semester. - This position is for two (2) 10 month appointments, with a start date of Early-August 2017 - May 2018 (Early-August 2018 – May 2019)
Compensation -The Graduate Assistantship is a 2 year appointment and the position includes a tuition waiver plus a $9,000 salary stipend.
Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Sport Management, Recreation Management or Communications with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better -Admission into a Minnesota State University, Mankato Graduate School program -Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) as well as basic graphic design capabilities and understanding -Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications -Previous experience in sports marketing and promotions -Strong desire to pursue a career in intercollegiate or professional athletics marketing -Convey ideas and plans to MSU Athletics Coaches, Administrators and other staff members
Additional Salary Information: The Graduate Assistantship is a 2 year appointment and the position includes a tuition waiver PLUS a $9,000 salary stipend.
About Minnesota State University - Mankato Athletics Department
Minnesota State Athletics Mission StatementThe Department of Intercollegiate Athletics supports the University mission by providing student-athletes with exceptional educational and athletic opportunities. We commit to national leadership, excellence and the highest ethical standards in intercollegiate athletics. We will sustain a strong financial and community base of support by presenting outsta...nding intercollegiate athletic teams which provide quality entertainment and a positive public identity for the University.The Department also commits itself to the following underlying core values:The Department strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and staff, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background, or sexual orientation.Consistent with the academic mission of the university, the Department supports the educational aspirations, academic progress, and general physical, emotional, and social welfare of the student-athlete.In competition, the Department supports the underlying principles of sportsmanship, respect, and fair play.In all of its activities, the Department insists on integrity, ethical conduct, and accountability.