College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Sport Administration and Leadership

Graduate Assistantships

  • Internal - Paid Positions

    These “hands-on” positions in the Seattle University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics encourage leadership, develop communication and managerial skills, and establish an important professional network.

    General Qualifications

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with computer skills using various Microsoft applications are required; degree and career interest in communications, sports management or a related field; experience working in a collegiate athletic department preferred; experience working with collegiate sports coaching staffs preferred; personal competitive experience or knowledge of sports helpful; must be willing to work evenings and weekends; minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.

    General Information

    Graduate assistantships may begin August 1 (or later depending on program) and end no later May 30. Graduate assistant positions may pay $1,500 or more per month for the 10-month term. Graduate assistants are responsible for their own tuition payments.

    Application

    Graduate assistantships are only available for fully admitted students of the Master in Sport Administration & Leadership (MSAL). Following admission to MSAL, to apply for a graduate assistantship, send a cover letter specific to each graduate assistant position for which you are applying, a résumé, and contact information for three references via email to:

     Galen Trail , Ph.D.
    Coordinator, MSAL Program

    Interviews and hiring decisions will be made by the immediate supervisor of each graduate assistantship.
    Application deadline: April 30th.
    Hiring announcements: May 30th.

    2015-2016 Graduate Assistantship Positions:

    New Media Communications Graduate Assistant (Filled)  

    Responsibilities:

    • Plan and create content for main social media marketing channels (Facebook and Instagram) with an emphasis on student-athlete achievement, awards and insider content
    • Plan, capture and post (sound bite) video content for social and website on-demand.
    • Manage regular e-news distribution.
    • Outreach to and coordinate with media outlets on special interest and basketball content.
    • Assist in the development of special interest stories and content.
    • Assist in managing photography asset acquisition.

    Qualifications:

    • Basic video capture and editing, Photoshop (CS6) and strong writing skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.

    Marketing and Promotions of Ticketing (Filled)

     
    Responsibilities: 

    • Assist Coordinator of Tickets with sales and marketing of men's and women's basketball.
    • Assist in developing marketing plans for men's and women's basketball.
    • Coordinate and implement social media programs.
    • Coordinate group sales for men's and women's basketball.
    • Initiate outbound phone contact with prospective season ticket holders and groups.
    • Build relationships with community and youth groups to increase attendance at athletic events.
    • Create and execute promotions that increase ticket sales for men's and women's basketball.
    • Ensure all activities surrounding scheduled events are compliant with NCAA regulations.
    • Coordinate outreach efforts with other GA and student workers for men's and women's basketball.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with computer skills using various Microsoft applications are require.
    • Degree and career interest in communications, sports management or a related field. 
    • Experience working in a collegiate athletic department preferred.
    • Experience working with collegiate sports coaching staffs preferred. 
    • Personal competitive experience or knowledge of sports helpful. 
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. 
    • Experience in ticketing preferred. 

    Women's Sport Marketing and Promotions (Filled)


    Responsibilities: 

    • Provide assistance in planning and executing a comprehensive sports marketing plan for women's sport programs. 
    • Assist in the solicitation of corporate/game sponsorships and execute the fulfillment of the corporate/game sponsorship agreements and manage all in-game elements and promotional campaigns initiatives.
    • Collaborate with game management staff on event management as it relates to marketing and promotional events.
    • Collaborate with the Ticket Manager and other campus constituents to drive attendance.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. 

     Men's Sports Marketing and Promotions (Filled)

    Responsibilities: 

    • Execute in-game marketing and promotional plans, particularly for basketball.
    • Assist in fulfilling sponsorship terms relative to promotional elements.
    • Assist in the development and execution of marketing plans.
    • Solicit on campus and student support for Athletics.
    • Supervise undergraduate student promotions staff. 

    Qualifications:  

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

     Ticket Operations (Filled) 

    Responsibilities: 

    • Learn the day-to-day operations of the athletic ticket office.
    • Work closely with fall sports, women's basketball, and baseball on sales campaigns and special promotions.
    • Work with external groups and sponsors on group ticket sales.
    • Work with the Coordinator of Ticket Operations on other projects focused on accomplishing established sales goals.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. 

    Game Management (Filled)

    Responsibilities: 

    • Provide assistance with all aspects of game management.
    • Responsibilities include, pre-game preparation, event timeline, permits and sanctions, event set-up, operations and breakdown.
    • Oversight of event scheduling and use by outside rental clients and execution of contracted responsibilities by outside vendors.
    • Maintenance of equipment inventory and procurement and transport of event supplies and equipment.
    • Procurement; training and management of event staff.
    • Development and management of risks.
    • Other duties as assigned based on individual interests and skills.  

    Qualifications: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. 

    Advancement and Donor Relations (Filled)

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist Athletics Development Officer on special event planning.
    • Execute special events and coordinate volunteers.
    • Manage procurement of auction items and assist in tracking and securing revenues.
    • Plan and execute annual and team fund campaign.
    • Organize donor related correspondence and coordinate volunteers.
    • Research donor leads and develop prospect lists in concert with ticket sales campaigns. 

    Qualifications: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. 

    Compliance Graduate Assistant (FIlled)

    Responsibilities: 

    • Assist Associate Athletic Director for Administration and the Compliance Coordinator in the comprehensive and continuing rules education program for coaches, staff, student-athletes, university personnel, prospective student-athletes and boosters.
    • Communicate with coaches, prospective student-athletes (parents), high school personnel and the NCAA Eligibility Center on a regular basis.
    • Learn NCAA regulations, interpretations, eligibility (initial and continuing), and university admissions guidelines as part of the monitoring functions of the athletic department. 
    • Participate in compliance related game management functions at home athletics events.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications
    • Detail oriented.
    • Able to work with confidential and sensitive information requiring the utmost discretion without divulging information.

     Student-Athlete Support/Academics (Open)

     Responsibilities:

    • Mentor and track academic progress of student-athletes (2-3 team assignments)
    • Develop Life Skills Programming (ex. Student-Athlete Orientation, Athletics Award Show, Academic and Career Workshops)
    • Assist with academic reports (class absence documentation, progress reporting, etc.)
    • Assist with advising Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
    • Coordinate the community service opportunities with Rotary Boys & Girls Club and Seattle U Youth Initiative.

    Qualifications: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Able to work with confidential and sensitive information requiring the utmost discretion.

    Sports Medicine/Athletic Training (Filled)

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide athletic training support for designated programs.
    • Act as member of sports medicine team to provide optimal care and support.
    • Supervise undergraduate student athletic training staff.

    Qualifications: 

    • ATC required. 

     Strength and Conditioning (Open)

    Responsibilities: 

    • Provide assistance with all aspects of strength and conditioning department. 
    • Assist head strength and conditioning coach in all aspects of developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for 17 intercollegiate athletic teams. 
    • Work with both men's and women's sports as assigned by head strength and conditioning coach. 
    • Provide proper techniques associated with strength and speed development, and attend to the daily maintenance of the training facility and equipment. 

    Qualifications: 

    • SCCC or CSCS recommended.

     Graduate Assistant of University Recreation - Competitive Sports (Filled)

    Responsibilities: 

    • Assist with Administration of Intramural and Sport Club programs.
    • Assist with the supervision, hiring, training, and evaluating of Competitive Sports Managers.
    • Advise the Sport Clubs, Sport Club Council, and Sport Club Council Committees and Executive Boards.
    • Supervise and administer Sport Club budgets and assist with administration of Intramural budget.
    • Assist with the development of guidelines and procedures for both office and programs.
    • Plan, organize, supervise, schedule, lead, and evaluate Intramural, Sport Club, and departmental special events.
    • Manage Sport Club documentation (budget, waivers, roster, etc…)
    • Develop and administer training for Sport Club members, officers, coaches, and advisors.

    Qualifications: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.      
     

    2014-15 Graduate Assistants

    Returning
    Valerie Stahl - Academic Support
    Andy Patton - Academic Support
    Adriana Logan - Athletic Training

    New
    Austin O'Regan - Game Management
    Lizetta Solarik - Advancement & Donor Relations
    Livia Mahaffie - Ticket Operations
    Ella Odland - Women's Sports Marketing
    Caleb Janowski - Men's Sports Marketing
    Nick Deitering - University Recreation - Competitive Sports
    Jason Dandino - Athletic Training
    David Jilek - Athletic Communications

    External - Paid Positions

    These “hands-on” positions at several sport organizations in the greater Seattle Area encourage leadership, develop communication and managerial skills, and establish an important professional network. 

    General Qualifications

    Must be admitted to the MSAL program. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with computer skills using various Microsoft applications are required; personal competitive experience or knowledge of sports required; must be willing to work evenings and weekends; minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week. 

    General Information   

    Graduate assistantships are only available for fully admitted students of the Master in Sport Administration & Leadership (MSAL). Following admission to MSAL, to apply for a graduate assistantship, send a cover letter specific to each graduate assistant position for which you are applying, a résumé, and contact information for three references via email to: 

      Galen Trail
    Coordinator, MSAL Program

    Interviews and hiring decisions will be made by the immediate supervisor of each graduate assistantship.
    Application deadline: varies - see specific assistantships.
    Hiring announcements: varies - see specific assistantships.

    External Assistanship with the University of Puget Sound (Filled)

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    External Assistantships with the University of Washington Athletic Department

     We have created an affiliation with the University of Washington athletic department which will be offering internships for 2014-2015 (see link below). Some of the positions UW lists come with a stipend and some don't.  If you are accepted into the MSAL program and you receive one of the funded internships with UW athletics (stipends range $500 - $2000 per quarter), the MSAL program will give you additional financial aid to supplement those stipends. You may also apply for the unfunded internships, but the MSAL program will not provide a stipend. In each case though, you must register for internship credits through the MSAL program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the  MSAL Program Coordinator. Please  CLICK HERE for the link to the UW website for internship descriptions.  

    External Assistantships with the Seattle Mariners (Filled)

    We have created an affiliation with the Seattle Mariners which will be offering the following assistantships for 2014-2015. There are two positions which start in August and last for a year. 

     Job Title: Client Sales and Services Associate 

     Department: Sales 

     Status: Part Time Job Share - 20 Hr/Week; Non-Exempt

    The Position

    This is an entry-level, part time/job share position focused on outbound selling of group and season ticket packages for the Seattle Mariners.  In addition, the associate will provide exceptional customer service on general inbound calls and e-mail inquiries. The associate will be responsible for individual calling and ticket sales goals.  Top performing associates will be considered for transition to a full time sales opportunity within the Seattle Mariners organization.  This is a tremendous opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is ready to take their first step into a sports career. 

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    •  Consistently delivers an extraordinary customer experience by actively engaging in exceptional product and service fulfillment. 
    •  Generates new ticket sales by calling targeted individuals, following-up on inbound leads, and building rapport with existing customers to identify up-sell opportunities. 
    •  Partners with Season Ticket, Group, and Premium Sales to capitalize on cross-departmental business opportunities. 
    •  Meets and frequently exceeds assigned calling and sales goals.  Combined outbound and inbound call goal will reach or exceed 100 calls per day.   
    •  Receives inbound phone calls regarding product sales and servicing, and general customer and season ticket holder inquiries.  Resolves customer inquiries in a professional and timely manner. 
    •  Responds to customer e-mails and voicemails in an appropriate and timely manner.  Adheres to standard procedures and policies relative to customer communications. 
    •  Processes accurate and timely data of customer related information into internal customer and ticketing systems.  Sensitive to related deadlines and sense of urgency processing.  Demonstrates the ability to navigate and successfully use all job related systems.    
    •  Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    •  4-year degree. 
    •  1-2 years experience working in sales or customer service, preferably in the professional sports, entertainment or hospitality industries. 
    •  Proven exceptional customer service skills including demonstrated ability to take decisive action and quickly resolve customer issues, problem solve, trouble shoot and answer questions.   Customer advocate who goes above and beyond to create customer delight. 
    •  Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). 
    •  Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment with defined performance metrics.   Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with minimal oversight.  Proven experience driving for extraordinary results. 
    •  Strong written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to articulate messages and information clearly and accurately.  Excellent listening skills. 
    •  Ability to work well within a team environment, yet comfortable completing tasks independently.  Self-starter with the ability to be creative within a structured environment. 
    •  Ability to adhere to time and attendance policies and procedures. 
    •  Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.  

    Seattle University Athletic Department Internships (Unpaid Positions)

    These “hands-on” positions in the Seattle University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics encourage leadership, develop communication and managerial skills, and often serve as the first step in a practicum approach to becoming a fully-paid graduate assistant.

    General Qualifications

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with computer skills using various Microsoft applications are required; degree and career interest in communications, sports management or a related field; news-style/feature writing and experience working in a collegiate athletic department preferred; experience working with collegiate sports coaching staffs preferred; personal competitive experience or knowledge of sports helpful; must be willing to work evenings and weekends; minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.

    General Information

    Athletic Department internships may begin any time the selected candidate is available and last until the end of the academic year. Internships are unpaid course credit (resume building) opportunities.

    Application

    Athletic Department internships are only available for fully admitted students of the Master in Sport Administration & Leadership (MSAL). Following admission to MSAL, to apply for an Athletic Department internship, send a cover letter specific to each internship position for which you are applying, a résumé, and contact information for three references via email to:

     Galen Trail
    Coordinator, MSAL Program

    Interviews and hiring decisions will be made by the immediate supervisor of each internship.
    Application deadline: Open.
    Hiring announcements: Open.

    Athletic Department Internship Positions 

      1.  Visiting Team Hospitality Assistant (KeyArena) 
      2.  Academic Support Assistant (assist with scheduling tutors, connecting students to academic support programs, assist with study hall) 
      3.  Development Graduate Coordinator (Fundraising) – assist Athletics Development Officer on special event planning; annual and team fund campaign execution; coordinate volunteers  
      4.  Operations Graduate Coordinator (one per sport) – assist with travel logistics planning; practice prep and planning; in office recruiting materials; special event planning
      5.  Multimedia Assistant  
      6.  Business Office Assistant – Athletic Training  
      7.  Promotions Assistant 
      8. Strength and Conditioning Assistant
      9. Track and Field Assistant Coach (distance or throws)   

    Other Local Internships   

     

     

  • Sport is a preserver of health.

    Hippocrates