Job Details

Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Sports Information

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Sports Information Director

Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.

General Description:

The William Woods University Sports Information Department is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a graduate assistant for the 2014-15 season and help cover the Owls 15 NAIA teams and its cheerleading program.

This person will serve as the primary media contact for assigned sports and will gain experience working all William Woods Athletics home events.

The term of this job description is from the beginning of August until the end of May, or the academic year as outlined by William Woods University.  However, room and tuition continue year-round.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write previews and press releases
  • Update rosters/bios for assigned sports
  • Update on a daily basis 
  • Maintain social media platforms (Twitter/Facebook)
  • Create home game programs for assigned sports
  • Set up tables and radio for home games 
  • Fill in other areas when needed on game days

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in sports management, communications, journalism, athletic administration, or a related field
  • Excellent AP writing skills and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Dakstats software 
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing tools (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Graduate Assistants must apply and be accepted into a master's program at William Woods University.

Typical Physical Demands:


  • Ability to lift tables and tents for soccer games
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day and move freely on campus
  • Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to spend time outdoors and in inclement weather
  • Ability to speak and read English fluently
  • Ability to hear
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard and phone
  • Effective mobility skills required to move about freely and quickly in office and on campus
  • Must meet the requirements of the William Woods University vehicle policy

Work Schedule:

Graduate Assistants work an average of 25 hours per week (including days, nights, and weekends).  The Graduate Assistant is not required to work during the summer months, but may continue to live in campus housing (if awarded) and continue taking classes.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer