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Job Title: GA - Athletic Admin and Event Management

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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

General Description:

The William Woods University Department of Athletics is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a graduate assistant to help assist the Owls 23 NAIA sports and competitive outdoor life sports program. The position is responsible for providing support to program management of game day operations of all campus athletic activities, competitions, and events. Responsible for aiding with the management of all student employment related to these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Provide support to a first-class game day environment for student-athletes, coaches, teams, fans, and visitors. Assist with coordination and support for all home intercollegiate athletic events as assigned.

•   Assist with the management of the athletic work study program (i.e., hiring, training, and scheduling).

•   Oversee game day student staff, work with other department staff (i.e., Sports Information, Marketing), work with other campus departments (i.e., facilities, security, student activities), as well as outside vendors, and game officials.

•   Assist with the staffing and scheduling of game day staff. Train game day staff, support staff and supervisors. Assist with physical setup and breakdown of events as needed. Resolve complaints or problems that arise during events while instilling a Champions of Character game day culture and experience for all to enjoy.

•   Assist with management of LEAD calendar for athletic events and inputting LEAD points after events.

•   Assist with ticket sales operations utilizing HomeTown Ticketing software and concession stand operations. Oversee all aspects of concession stand operations (i.e., stocking, scheduling workers, and maintaining equipment).

•   Assist in the execution of a robust schedule of game day promotions including in-game, half-time and game promotional events driving attendance.

•   Provide support and coordination of communications with visiting teams. Assist teams with bus drop-off and pick-up, parking, locker room assignments, practice times, and any other needs as they arise.

•   Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

•   A bachelor’s degree; preferably in sports management, athletic administration, business, or a related field

•   Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgment.

•  Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines.

•   Organizational, time management, relationship building and communication skills.

•   Good written and oral communication skills.

•   Graduate Assistants must apply and be accepted into a master's program at William Woods University.

Typical Physical Demands:

•   Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 30-50 lbs.

•   Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day and move freely on campus.

•   Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for extended 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 the office and on campus.

•   Must possess a valid driver's license and adhere to the WWU 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 independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer