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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.

    2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship Positions (Tentative based on which ones the Athletic Department determines are available):

    Athletics Communications (Sports Information) - (unlikely to be open)

    • Provide sports information support to designated teams;
    • Assist in multimedia tool development for website; and
    • Supervise undergraduate student manager staff.
    • Provide assistance for media relations, website maintenance (Titan), publications, events, internal communications, public information, publicity and promotional activities.
    • Responsibilities include support activities related to production of media guides, game programs, and news releases; maintenance of website, reader board, statistics, archives, and files.
    • Other duties will be assigned as needs are identified and based on individual interests and skills.

    Women's Sport Marketing and Promotions (available)

    • 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.  

    Men's Sports Marketing and Promotions (available)

    • 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; and
    • Supervise undergraduate student promotions staff.

    Sports Medicine/Athletic Training (one available)

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

    Strength and Conditioning (unlikely to be available)

    • Provide assistance with all aspects of strength and conditioning department.
    •  Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 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.
    •  SCCC or CSCS recommended.

    Ticket Operations (available)

    • 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.

    Game Management (available) 

    • 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.  

    Advancement and Donor Relations (unlikely to be available)   

     
    • 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.   

    Student-Athlete Support/Academics (filled)   

    • 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 InitiativeStart date: September 1, 2012  

    Graduate Assistant of University Recreation - Competitive Sports (available)  

     
    • 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 trainings for Sport Club members, officers, coaches, and advisors.
     

    2013-14 Graduate Assistants

    Returning
    Rebecca Fick, Sports Medicine/AT - August 1
    Aaron Menard, Ticket Sales and Women's Sports - August 6*
    Brynne Davis, Marketing and Promotions - August 13
    Holly Frost, Academic Support - September 4

    New
    Jen Purcell  - Game Operations
    Taylor Huerta - Donor Relations
    Claire Penhale - Ticket Operations
    Valerie Stahl - Academic Support
    Andy Patton - Academic Support

    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

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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

    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