Augustana University is located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a metro area of over 265,000 people. Augustana University has, for more than 150 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community and service. Guided by Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030, the comprehensive strategic plan for Augustana University, Augustana Athletics' vision for the foreseeable future is twofold: 1. Build a nationally competitive men's hockey program that competes at the Division I level 2. Win the Division II Learfield Director's Cup celebrating broad based excellence.
With the addition of the $70 million Midco Arena, Augustana Athletics is launching the first collegiate hockey program in South Dakota in 2023 and it will also be the first athletics program to compete at Division I that calls Sioux Falls home. Currently with 21 NCAA Division II sports programs, Augustana Athletics is focused on building champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community, highlighted by three team national championships since 2016. Viking Athletics finished #7 nationally in the Division II Learfield Director’s Cup in 2021-22 and also won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) All Sports Award.
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant Augustana University (SD) is seeking qualified applicants for an Athletics Communication Graduate Assistant position, a 12-month appointment, averaging 29 hours per week, within our Athletics department. This position includes a salary of $10.80 per hour, significant tuition assistance, and a limited meal plan (all taxable benefits).
Duties include, but are not limited to: •Organize and record game statistics at athletic events and provide timely reporting of results to local, conference, regional, and national media outlets. •Assist with facilitate day-to-day operations within the sports information office (produce weekly notes for certain sports, submit players of the week nominations, supervision of work-study students, exchange of rosters and statistics with opponents, and respond to e-mail and phone requests and special requests of coaches and other College staff.) •Work with the Assistant Athletic Director to hire additional staff as necessary for home athletic events. •Work with the Assistant Athletic Director with scheduling and coordinating student athlete and coaches’ interviews for assigned sports. •Assist and help coordinate radio or television with outside broadcast agencies that help produce or air the home athletic events. •Serve as the primary media contact for assigned sports (at least three) •Write and/or coordinate storylines, game notes, news releases, programs and feature stories for assigned sports •Develop and post social media content that engages the Viking fan base and maintain web pages for assigned sports •Produce/keep statistics and record books for assigned sports •Coordinate professional photography needs; produce video content for assigned sports •Work with different types of software integral to a comprehensive sports information department such as StatCrew, NLS and the Adobe Creative Suite •Establish and maintain positive relations with media through strong interpersonal communication skills •Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, sport management or a related field •Ability to gain entrance into Augustana Graduate School Preferred Qualifications: •Exceptional writing skills and experience. •Ability to develop and maintain relationships with administrative, coaching and college administrative staff. •Develop and post social media content that engages the Viking fan base and maintain web pages for assigned sports. •Be able to work alone, one-on-one, or as part of a larger team. •Flexibility to travel and work nights and weekends as needed. •Knowledge of news, reporting, and editing principles, practices, and techniques.
Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an Augustana University’s employment application, provide a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Valuing diversity and inclusivity are important aspects of the culture and ethos of Augustana University. Please share how you envision embracing and advancing these ideals. Application materials are to be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Official website: www.augie.edu.
Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
Founded in 1860, Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates — along with graduate degrees and continuing education programs — Augustana is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.
Nationally recognized for academic excellence, student life, graduate outcomes and affordability, Augustana serves more than 2,000 students from 34 states and 48 countries. Most are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. Our graduate and continuing education programs serve students during times that are convenient for adult learners.