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Graduate Assistant - Athletics - Communications 2024-2025

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

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Job Details

Job no: 492917
Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Athletics & Recreation, Student Life

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Graduate Assistant position will assist in the daily operations of the Athletics Communications office and support to the entire department of athletics.

Essential Duties:

The GA is given many responsibilities with game day management and set up, writing and graphic design opportunities and the duties of assisting with social media operations. Position will require knowledge of software programs such as Adobe Creative suite especially PhotoShop and LightRoom. The position provides the ability to network with other people at other universities and related schools is invaluable.

  • Provide sports information support to designated teams.
  • Assist in multimedia tool development for website.
  • Supervise undergraduate student staff.
  • Provide assistance for media relations, website maintenance, internal communications, public information, publicity and promotions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance supervisory skills in working with and directing other student workers.
  • Experience in working with coaches, staff members and the general public.
  • Develop writing skills through updates with the Athletics Website.
  • Real-world experience in the creation of social media posts, especially with SnapChat.
  • Knowledge of different computer software programs in constantly changing technology world.
  • Compensation:

    1. Stipend for the academic year: $3000
    2. Tuition award for the academic year: 12 credits/$9,288

    The award is based on 20 hours per week for 15 weeks each semester. It is expected that students earn their credit hours in the fall and spring semesters by being enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester. Credits must be earned by May 31 each year. Tuition waiver does not cover fees, private music lessons, books, or OneCard charges. Students will receive ½ of their annual stipend during the Fall semester and ½ of their annual stipend during the Spring semester. Each semester, the stipend will be divided into 8 payments. Fall stipends are paid on or about September 15-December 31. Spring stipends are paid on or about January 31-May 15

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Admission to the MBA Maryville University Graduate School program.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work well with various constituents
    • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
    • Ability to update and maintain statistics for various sports
    • Photography and videography skills.

    • Must own a digital camera with capability of shooting videos.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of various sports statistical standards is beneficial
    • Additional skills in photography and videography

    Physical Demands

    Open Until Filled


    Special Instructions to Applicants

    An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

    Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

    Advertised: April 01, 2024
    Applications close: Open until filled


    Motivated Students

    Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

    Outstanding Faculty

    Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

    Campus Map

    On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

    Inspired Teaching

    Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

    Special Events

    For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

    Career Resources

    Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Computing
    • Academic Success Center
    • Career Education 

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