Athletic Facilities and Event Management Graduate Assistant
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
4 Year Degree
Western Kentucky University, Department of Athletics, is seeking applications for Facility and Event Management Graduate Assistant beginning July 5th of 2023. This is a 12-month, part-time position that reports to the Director of Athletic Facilities. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Assist with day-to-day operations at all athletic facilities
Serve as game manager of one fall Olympic sport and one spring Olympic Sport
Manage and communicate with game officials, PA announcer, and official scoring personnel
Coordinate game day operations with visiting team prior to their arrival and throughout the event while serving as the visiting team liaison
Supervise game day student staff, event ushers, and ball kids (when applicable)
Assist with game management for men's basketball, women's basketball and football
Support various external events as the facilities event main contact and assist in set-up and breakdown of special events located in athletic facilities
Receive quotes for equipment and services from vendors as needed and requested by Athletic Facilities staff
Perform all painting and striping of playing lines on athletic fields
Maintain softball field conditions as needed including infield skin and bullpens
Assist with post season Conference USA or NCAA Tournaments
Troubleshoot issues that arise as needed
Support the Athletic Facilities staff in the operations of all athletic facilities
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Excellent written and verbal skills
Exemplary interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
Keen attention to detail
Experience in game operations and/or facility operations is highly desirable
Must have valid driver’s license
Must be able to use Microsoft office
Ability to lift and move athletics equipment up to 50 pounds.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Sport Management or related field
Must have 1 year of experience in a Division I athletic department
Acceptance into a graduate program at Western Kentucky University
Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate studies
$1,000 stipend, paid monthly. Scholarship will cover full tuition expenses for two classes per semester. Does not cover course related fees or textbooks. The candidate must have earned a baccalaureate degree and be admitted as a full-time student in any graduate program at Western Kentucky University, effective fall 2023. This position is a two-year commitment, renewed after one year based on satisfactory academic and work-related performance.
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a current resume, list of references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration submit application materials by May 1st, 2023. Anticipated start date July 5th, 2023.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff employees.
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our c...ommunity home.
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.