Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department is seeking to hire a graduate assistant for athletic communications beginning August 2021. The Graduate Assistant will assist with the day-to-day operations while having a concentration on enhancing the image of LMU Athletics and its 25 varsity teams for fans and student-athletes. This position offers full tuition for the MBA, MSBA, MED or MSCJ programs, on-campus housing, and 50 meals per semester in the on-campus dining hall.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include oversight and maintenance of LMU’s official athletic website (LMURailsplitters.com), including writing press releases and producing various content and publications. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as the primary contact for multiple LMU athletic programs, managing social media platforms in relation to teams assigned, creating social media and website content, as well as performing in-game duties such as public address, scoreboard operation, statistical input, clock management, social media updates, and music preparation. Other duties assigned by athletic administration.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
LMU Athletics is looking for a graduate assistant with previous experience in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete or employee, strong written and verbal communication skills, creative and innovative ideas, organization, time management, and leadership skills. Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro, is preferred.
Candidates must be interested in pursuing a career within college athletics or the sports industry. Bachelor’s degree required as well as successful admission to the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Education or Master of Science in Criminal Justice graduate programs of the University, maintenance of satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree, and a letter of assignment as a graduate assistant signed by the President of the University.
About Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department
Founded February 12, 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial University is a historic 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings located in Harrogate, Tennessee, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia merge at the Cumberland Gap, approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 75% of full-time faculty teaching in bachelor degree programs hold the doctorate or the highest degree available in the field and as of Fall 2017, 4,770 (1,919 undergraduates; 2,851 graduate and professional students) are enrolled in a degree program. The following Master's degrees are offered: MBA, MSBA, MSN, M.Ed., MMS, MPA, MS, MSCJ.
The Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Department is a proud member of the South Atlantic Conference and hosts 21 Division II athletic programs and 11 athletic venues. More information can be found at lmurailsplitters.com.