The Athletics Department at St. Cloud State University is searching for a qualified, enthusiastic, creative and motivated candidate to serve as Marketing, Event Management, Promotions and Fan Engagement Graduate Assistant. This position will receive a tuition waiver upon acceptance into graduate school, and a stipend of $9,250. This position will be involved in enhancing the fan experience, event management, generating ticket revenue, increasing attendance, developing marketing initiatives, fulfilling sponsorship agreements, social media, and promoting all St. Cloud State University athletic teams. ). It is expected that the selectee would hold the position for two years while completing their master’s degree. Start date for this position is Monday, August 16th, 2021 with a strong preference of earlier arrival that will be discussed upon job offer.
1. Position will report directly to the Associate Athletics Director of External Operations in an effort to enhance the fan experience, increase attendance, and fulfill sponsorship agreements among other responsibilities 2. Develop and implement comprehensive marketing, fan engagement, and event presentation plans for assigned sport programs 3. Oversight of departmental student engagement efforts, including but not limited to: operation of the student rewards program, creating and sending student emails, scheduling tabling opportunities, orientations, and developing and maintaining relationships with key campus organizations such as Admissions, Residential Life, Department of Campus Involvement, and Campus Recreation 4. Represent St. Cloud State Athletics at community outreach events to increase brand awareness, promote ticket sales and events 5. Coordinate social media campaigns and develop effective ways to communicate and engage our students and fans. This professional will have direct oversight of athletics social media outreach and external email marketing campaigns with the goal of increasing revenue, engagement, and brand awareness. 6. Oversee the hiring, training, and scheduling of work study students and manage athletic events on campus 7. Support of the graphic design needs of the department, including the creation and editing of templates, fliers, and other promotional materials 8. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director to elevate the department’s mission and goals
General Interest in athletics and the sport industry
Admission to a St. Cloud State University graduate program
Excellent oral communication skills, written communication skills, and customer service skills
Strong work ethic, willingness to learn and time management skills
Ability to work nights and weekends
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
About St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings.Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career.Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine's “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers." St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine's "America's Top Colleges" and Money magazine's "Money's Best Colleges."