Graduate Assistant - Two Positions (Communications & Creative)
Eastern Illinois Athletics
Location: Charleston, Illinois
The position provides a tuition waiver for the EIU master’s program candidate is accepted into in addition to a monthly stipend.
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Eastern Illinois University is seeking applicants for two Graduate Assistant positions for the 2023-24 academic year. EIU is an NCAA Division I school (FCS football) that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference with affiliate memberships in The Summit League (M/W Swimming & M Soccer) along with the Horizon League (M Tennis). Applicants are being sought for each of the following positions (one in each area)
1) Communications – This position will be the primary sport contact for selected sports in the communications office. Responsibilities include writing news releases, maintaining statistics and records, creating fact books, assisting with social media accounts, and serving as the liaison between the media and the sport programs.
2) Creative – This position will assist the communications staff with sport specific social media accounts. Responsibilities include production of creative content (video content, graphic design) and other duties as assigned which may include coverage of a sports program.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Web site maintenance via SIDEARM (adding schedules, rosters and headshots to team pages)
Assisting with home game day responsibilities which includes:
Setting up live stream and scorer’s table
Using NCAA LiveStats to input stats or serve as the spotter
Sending postgame files to the opposing SID and uploading XML to our website
Writing and disseminating postgame recaps
Creation of gameday and final score graphics
Ability to be given extra duties based on skill set
Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into an Eastern Illinois University master’s program
Previous experience as a student intern or part-time assistant in a collegiate athletic communications office is preferred.
Hands-on experience using NCAA LiveStats software is preferred
Knowledge of proper terminology for some of the sports offered by EIU in order to be able to properly write releases for conference awards, preseason honors and post-game recaps
Submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references. Please indicate which position you are applying for in email header.
Eastern University is an NCAA Division I school (FCS football) that competes in 21-intercollegiate sports. EIU is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference with affiliate membership in The Summit League (M/W Swimming & M Soccer) and the Horizon League (M Tennis).