McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a graduate assistant for the University Athletics Sports Information Department on its Lebanon, Illinois campus for the 2023-2024 academic year. The University is a member of the NCAA II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Tuition and stipend is benefit of this position.
Duties will include, but are not limited to: coverage of assigned sports to include general publicity, website maintenance, producing game day programs, social media maintenance (including pre- and post-game graphics, special award/honor graphics, countdowns, etc.), keeping in-game statistics and archiving/maintaining historical records of assigned teams. Candidate will gain a working knowledge of our live video stream of home contests assist in set-up their assigned sports. The candidate will also help with set-up of larger home athletic events and assist in game-day operations of those sports as needed. Supervision and assignment of work-study students for game-day duties will also be included.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and acceptance into a master’s program at McKendree University is required. Ability and flexibility to work nights and weekends with some travel.
Preferred Requirements: Proficient writing skills, experience with using Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, StatCrew, The Automated Scorebook and video editing software programs, and experience in working with CMS websites. Photography experience is a plus.
Interviews will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit the McKendree Employment Application, along with a letter of interest referencing job #GSI26, and a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, Ill., just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The school has approximately 2,000 full-time students and offers both undergraduate and graduate school programs. As a private, independent university, we are committed to providing a personalized education that allows student to reach their full potential. The University has a long tradition of quality and success in intercollegiate athletics and sponsors 36 intercollegiate sports programs. The University is a member of Division II of the NCAA and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.