The Sports Communication Graduate Assistant at Upper Iowa University reports directly to the Director of Sports Communication and is responsible for assisting the director in the planning and execution of all aspects and facets of a successful sports communication office at the NCAA Division II level. The Upper Iowa Sports Communication Office covers all 15 NCAA Division II sport programs (plus 4 more on the way), as well as the Athletic Training Program and UIU’s varsity teams (i.e. Cheerleading) through UpperIowaAthletics.com, social media, text messaging, newsletters, statistics, graphics, video, photographs, as well as live and taped broadcasts. The graduate assistant will be the primary contact for several sport programs at UIU and the secondary contact for the remaining ones. On-air broadcasting opportunities exist for the right candidate with eight UIU sports broadcasted across the eastern half of Iowa on digital television. The graduate assistant will ensure compliance with all Department, University, NCAA, NSIC, MIAA and GLIAC policies, procedures, and regulations.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references. To apply, visit http://uiu.peopleadmin.com/postings/2270. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Upper Iowa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
• Applicants must be admitted into a graduate program at Upper Iowa University and maintain a grade point average of 3.0. • Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree; preferably in sports management, communication, journalism, public relations, English or related field. • Applicant should have at least two to three years of experience in athletic communications, sports information or media relations • Must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
About Upper Iowa University
Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed—in the classroom and in the world. That rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced study.From our Fayette Campus to our U.S. Centers, our International Centers to our Military Centers, UIU has the people in place to help you succeed.Through our student success stories, you’ll learn how others have benefited from a UIU education—and you’ll begin to understand the significant advantages a UIU education can bring to your life, and ultimately to the lives of your family members.