The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day activities of the office which include creating and implementing marketing plans for assigned sports and assisting with other assigned sports. Those efforts include working with coaching staff, writing and executing marketing plans, developing and implementing marketing strategies; creating strategies for fan engagement and attendance; coordinating event scripts; and supervising student workers assigned to game day and other activities. This position is an appointment for 2017-2018 academic year with the opportunity for a second term. Start Date: 06/01/2017
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Sports Management or related field. Written documentation of admission to the UK Graduate School in Sports Leadership for fall 2017 or other departmental approved graduate programs. Must be willing to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays in addition to weekly office hours scheduled around University classes. The successful candidates must be willing to work all home football games and home games of the sport to which you are assigned.
Additional Salary Information: This position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be $10.00 an hour.
The University of Kentucky has a rich tradition of excellence in collegiate athletics, both in the teams it fields and in the student-athletes that participate. The Athletics Department sponsors 22 varsity sports that compete at the Division I level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The UK Athletics Department is a self-supporting, fully-funded athletics department that provi...des to its student-athletes in each sport the maximum amount of financial aid allowed by NCAA rules. The Wildcats also are a charter member of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference (SEC). Only men’s soccer (Conference USA) and UK’s lone co-ed sport – rifle (Great American Rifle Conference) compete outside the SEC.The Athletics Department is dedicated to running a first-class program with integrity while keeping the focus on the student-athlete. Its overall vision is to educate student-athletes through graduation and compete for championships in all sports within a framework of fiscal integrity, a commitment to diversity in all areas, and compliance with University, state, Southeastern Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. As an integral part of its long term vision, Athletics continues to expand resources and the tremendous progress already shown toward broad-based excellence. The intercollegiate athletics program promotes athletics and a culture of commitment toward the overall success for the University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth. UK Athletics is supported with restricted gifts and with funds generated through athletic activities.