Graduate Assistant for Athletic Event Management and Marketing
Reports to: Assistant Athletic Director of Internal Operations
Classification: Graduate Assistant
Deadline: June 1st, 2021
Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department is seeking to hire a graduate assistant for event management and marketing beginning August 2020. The Graduate Assistant will assist with the day to day operations while having a concentration on enhancing the game day experience for fans and student-athletes. This position offers full tuition for the MBA, MSBA, MED, or MSCJ programs, on-campus housing, and 50 meals per semester in the on-campus dining hall.
Responsibilities: Promote the mission of Lincoln Memorial University to all faculty, staff, students and to the community at large; Organize and coordinate events and manage memberships for the “L Club”, the official booster club of LMU athletics; Develop promotional techniques and ideas for all home events, in efforts to enhance the fan experience for all 25 athletic programs; Work to create positive publicity for the academic achievements and community service initiatives of the Athletics Department; Proactively share story ideas on department-wide initiatives, student-athletes and teams with the campus body, alumni and community-at-large; Serve as department liaison for the Fan Council Committee; Assist with Abe’s Army; Coordinate and organize all community service events tied to the Athletic department; Work collaboratively with University Advancement on various projects and initiatives; Supervise and coordinate all athletic administration student-workers; Assist with coordination of the Athletics Marketing internship program; Other duties as assigned by Athletic Administration
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: LMU Athletics is looking for a graduate assistant with previous experience in athletics as a student-athlete or employee, strong written and verbal communication skills, creative and innovative ideas, organization, time management, and leadership skills. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is preferred.
Candidates must be interested in pursuing a future athletic marketing or event management position. Bachelor’s degree required; Successful admission to the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Education or Master of Science in Criminal Justice graduate programs of the University; maintenance of satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree; letter of assignment as a graduate assistant signed by the President of the University.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Rachel Eaton, Graduate Assistant for Athletic Event Management and Marketing, atRachel.Eaton@LMUnet.edu.
About Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department
Founded February 12, 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial University is a historic 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings located in Harrogate, Tennessee, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia merge at the Cumberland Gap, approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 75% of full-time faculty teaching in bachelor degree programs hold the doctorate or the highest degree available in the field and as of Fall 2017, 4,770 (1,919 undergraduates; 2,851 graduate and professional students) are enrolled in a degree program. The following Master's degrees are offered: MBA, MSBA, MSN, M.Ed., MMS, MPA, MS, MSCJ.
The Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department is a proud member of the South Atlantic Conference and hosts 21 Division II athletic programs and 11 athletic venues. More information can be found at lmurailsplitters.com.