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Newman University Graduate Assistant for Sports Information in Wichita, Kansas

Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to help us empower our graduates to transform society!

Occupational Summary:

The Sports Information Graduate Assistantship is designed to provide a learning experience for those interested in pursuing a career in sports information. This person shall assist in day-to-day event operations and departmental communication on a regular basis, along with coordinating staffing and other event management needs. Working nights, weekends, and holidays is an essential function of this position.

As an active member of the Newman Community, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds. This position will articulate and connect the work of the Athletics department with the Newman University mission and the responsibility to help prepare students to transform the world inspired by Catholic Social Teachings as exemplified by the Newman University Sponsors, The Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

Work Performed:

  • Develop relationships with coaching staff and athletic department as a whole in order to assist with the operations of their teams

  • Assist with game day promotions on field and on court

  • Conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner at all times

  • Provide quality customer service to fans and constituents

  • Assist with the supervision of student workers

  • Write and edit press releases

  • Assist with facility preparation, setup/teardown before and after home athletic events

  • Provide event management, including operating scoreboards, music, and public address announcing

  • Record live statistics for sports of soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball

  • Collect and compile statistics for all 18 of Newman’s athletic teams

  • Maintain and update the Newman athletics website

  • Maintain and update Newman athletics’ social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

  • Provide graphic design for department publications

  • Work with and pitch stories to news media, both locally and nationally

  • Oversee and provide scheduling for student workers

  • Complete University-required trainings, including FERPA and Title IX

  • Contribute to the overall success of the Athletics and Sports Information departments by performing all other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Must be accepted and enrolled full time (at least six (6) credit hours per semester) in a Master’s degree program (M.S.E. Organizational Leadership preferred) during the academic year (fall and spring semester)

  • Previous experience in a college athletic setting

    • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Knowledge of NCAA compliance rules and the ability to apply them

  • Ability to exercise basic human relations skills in directing and motivating staff, and dealing with varied constituencies on and off campus

  • Genuine interest in and willingness to work with students; understanding of student attitudes, concerns and problems

  • AED and/or CPR training preferred

    Compensation:

  • This is a 12-month live-in position. Contract must be renewed each year.

  • $2,000.00 stipend paid over 12 months.

  • Single, furnished room and free cable and internet access through the campus network.

  • Board (meals only offered when dining hall is open for traditional students).

  • Fall, spring, and summer tuition waiver. The student is responsible for payment of books, general fees, parking, and living expenses.

    Additional Information:

  • Graduate Assistant for Athletics may not hold other full-time employment. Other part-time employment in or outside the University must receive prior approval from the Director of Athletics.

  • Tuition remission scholarships are dependent upon enrollment in the course(s) by regular, tuition-paying students. The university reserves the right to move classes from the face-to-face modality to the online modality in order to ensure a reasonable minimum class size is met, at the sole discretion of the university. Tuition remission scholarships do not guarantee that any course will be available in any given modality, depending upon enrollment. If space is limited in any class, persons using any tuition benefit scholarships may be enrolled in the order in which they registered for the class.

  • As a condition for retention in the role, the Graduate Assistant must remain in good academic standing, which is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

  • A criminal background check will be performed prior to employment offer.

    Start Date for this position is August 2021. Position is open until filled with priority consideration given to applicants before June 30, 2021.

    Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email hr@newmanu.edu in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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