Graduate Assistant: Sports Information

McKendree University is seeking a qualified graduate student for the position of graduate assistant in the Sports Information department at its Lebanon, Illinois campus. The University is a member of the NCAA II Great Lakes Valley Conference.

The position will begin approximately August 1, 2020. 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.

Additional Requirements:  Proficient writing skills, experience with using Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, StatCrew, The Automated Scorebook and video editing software programs, experience in working with CMS websites as well. Photography experience a plus. Ability and flexibility to work nights and weekends with some travel.  

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and acceptance into a Master’s program at McKendree University is required.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references referencing job #GASI16 to Shirley Baugh, Director of Human Resources at EEO/ADA/Vet/Disabled.