The University of Kentucky Athletics Department is currently seeking candidates for one graduate assistant position in the Event Operations/Championships Unit. This position will assist four full time staff members in the coordination and operation of 22 varsity sports and other special events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Specific sport responsibilities will be assigned by the professional staff. • Assisting in the day to day operations, setup/strike of assigned athletic sports/events. • Staffing and supervision of part-time event staff for each assigned event the GA is assigned. • Creation/maintenance of visiting team guides and various operations manuals for assigned regular season & post-season events. • Scheduling, setup/strike for assigned facility space(s). Physical labor & lifting required at times. • Upkeep and maintenance of assigned inventory, supplies, materials and equipment. • This position will also have the opportunity to gain experience with hosting NCAA Championships and other special events. • General office duties • Other duties as assigned. The Graduate Assistantship is a two year commitment, renewable after the first year at the discretion of the athletics department. Please include three professional references along with the resume and cover letter.
This is not a formal Graduate Assistantship through the UK Graduate School, however, this position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Sports Management or related field. Written documentation of admission to the UK Graduate School in Sports Leadership or other departmental approved graduate programs. Must be willing to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays in addition to weekly office hours scheduled around University classes. Working all home football games is mandatory.
Additional Salary Information: This position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.
The University of Kentucky has a rich tradition of excellence in collegiate athletics, both in the teams it fields and in the student-athletes that participate. The Athletics Department sponsors 22 varsity sports that compete at the Division I level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The UK Athletics Department is a self-supporting, fully-funded athletics department that provi...des to its student-athletes in each sport the maximum amount of financial aid allowed by NCAA rules. The Wildcats also are a charter member of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference (SEC). Only men’s soccer (Conference USA) and UK’s lone co-ed sport – rifle (Great American Rifle Conference) compete outside the SEC.The Athletics Department is dedicated to running a first-class program with integrity while keeping the focus on the student-athlete. Its overall vision is to educate student-athletes through graduation and compete for championships in all sports within a framework of fiscal integrity, a commitment to diversity in all areas, and compliance with University, state, Southeastern Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. As an integral part of its long term vision, Athletics continues to expand resources and the tremendous progress already shown toward broad-based excellence. The intercollegiate athletics program promotes athletics and a culture of commitment toward the overall success for the University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth. UK Athletics is supported with restricted gifts and with funds generated through athletic activities.