The athletic administrative graduate assistantship offers event management, marketing and promotions, leadership, communication, writing, compliance and eligibility, and decision making experience.
The athletic administrative GA will assist with the marketing and promotions for all 27 varsity athletic teams in consultation with the sports information office; assist with event management for competition; assist with the implementation of the athletic leadership programs that are currently established; learn about budgeting process and EADA requirements via the athletic director and Business Office; gain a working knowledge of daily office duties and assist as requested; gain an understanding of NCAA rules and compliance questions.
Additional duties will be set according to the strengths of the GA and the needs of the varsity sport programs and athletic administration. These duties will focus on the student-athlete experience, event management, marketing and promotions, and compliance/eligibility.
For the MLD student, this assistantship offers the GA opportunities to create solutions, discover new leadership ideas and skills, as well as to develop the ability to engage and motivate others. The GA will gain experience in relationship development within different populations including but not limited to head and assistant coaches, general students and student-athletes, alumni, other professionals in various departments across campus and within the NCAA Division III administrative bodies. The GA will have opportunities to develop conflict resolution skills to achieve goals in professional settings with other coaches and administration/staff; develop and manage problem solving skills to be used in the daily work environment.
For the MBA student, this assistantship offers the GA experiences in college administration that should help students to see the big picture of higher education as a whole to appreciate revenues and expenses and how different issues impact practical considerations in intercollegiate athletics. Students will have hands on experiences in budgeting, event management, marketing, operations, leading student-athletes, as well as supervision and management of student employees. The GA will gain experience in relationship development including but not limited to coaches, staff and faculty, undergraduate students, alumni, and community leaders. Additional opportunities will include calculating return on investment for recruiting & marketing activities as well as assessing how to create action plans to put long-term goals into practice with the goal of increasing productivity.
Internal Number: GA000039
About North Central College
North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois, North Central College is just 28 miles west of Chicago's Loop. With more than 2,700 undergraduates and 260 graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. North Central College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.