Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships with Seattle University

The MSAL program coordinates with Seattle University’s Athletic department, Sports Medicine and SU Recreation to offer a variety of Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions. General qualifications include 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.

Graduate assistantships may begin August 1 (or later depending on program) and continue through the regular academic year (1st week in June). Graduate assistant positions may pay $1,600 or more per month for the 10-month term. Graduate assistants are responsible for their own tuition payments.

GA positions are available for a 2-year period, the time it takes to complete the MSAL degree. Below is a list of the graduate positions that are currently open for the AY 2017-2018.

2018-2019 Graduate Assistantship Open Positions 

Here are the brief descriptions of the Graduate Assistantships available for the upcoming academic year. For full GA position descriptions, click on the links. 

Event Management and Game Day Experience

Are you excited about putting on sport events? If so, this is your kind of position. Responsibilities include assistance with all game day operations and logistics: pre-game preparation, event timeline, permits, set-up, take down. It’s all about making a sport event a great experience for athletes and fans. You will collaborate with Su Athletics marketing as well as recruit, hire, train and supervise undergraduate student promotions staff at game.

Athletic Communications

Be part of the digital media presence for Seattle University’s athletic department. This position includes a wide array of responsibilities in media and social media including: being a primary contact for select sports, compiling statistics, reporting in-game statistics, developing and writing special interest stories. In addition, this position involves assisting with some game day and special event operations.

University Recreation and Competitive Sports

The Competitive Sports Graduate Coordinator will be responsible for researching, developing, planning and managing all aspects of the Intramural and Sport Club programs for University Recreation. Additionally, along with fellow Graduate Coordinators, this position assists in the oversight of University Recreation’s Street Team, Advocacy, Recruitment, and Training (ST.A.R.T.) student committee and departmental special events.
The Competitive Sports Graduate Coordinator will supervise Competitive Sports Managers, Intramural Sports Officials and Sport Clubs.

Specialized Graduate Assistantships 

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training 

As an athletic trainer GA, you will coordinate health care coverage of all assigned Seattle University varsity athletic teams through prevention, evaluation, treatment, planning and referral of any medical condition as pertains to their participation in athletics in any fashion. You will also assist with health care coverage of all other Seattle University varsity athletic teams as delegated by the head athletic trainer.

How to Apply

Graduate assistantships are only available for fully admitted students of the Master in Sport Administration & Leadership (MSAL) program. While GA positions can be a great way to help pay for your graduate education, these positions are intended for those students who fully intend to work in collegiate athletics. You will be an integral part of SU’s Athletic Department.  These positions require energy, commitment and a high level of self-accountability and responsibility.

To view full position descriptions, and submit your online application click here.

Maylon Hanold Ed.D.
Director, MSAL Program 

Application deadline: March 15th.
Hiring announcements: On or before April 15th.

2017-2018 Graduate Assistantship Filled Positions 

  • University Recreation/Competitive Sports – Thomas Lail (MSAL'18)
  • Sports Marketing & Promotions – AJ La Torre (MSAL'19)
  • Sports Marketing & Promotions – Isabella Geronimo (MSAL'19)
  • Ticket Operations Coordinator – Jake Pavlovics (MSAL'19)
  • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training – Andrew Schultz (MSAL'18)
  • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training  - Sarah Kramer (MSAL'19) 
  • Compliance - Rob Rink (MSAL'19)
  • Communications - Andrew Carlin (MSAL'19)
  • Game Day Experience and Operations - Andrea Calles Smith (MSAL'18)
  • Student-Athlete Support - Dylan Kartchner (MSAL'19)
  • Strength & Conditioning - Colton Kaiser (MSAL'19)


Contact Us

Maylon Hanold Ed.D.

Program Director
(206) 398.4663

Rose Kaser
Graduate Program Coordinator

Graduate Admissions