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The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio, Akron Athletics – Marketing Graduate Assistant

The University of Akron, a NCAA Division 1 (FBS) institution and member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) is seeking applicants for a position as a graduate assistant in Athletics Marketing

General Responsibilities
•Assist the Akron Athletics External staff in the development, coordination and
implementation of marketing and promotional efforts for all 17 sports, and any
specific sport to which you are assigned.
•Attend scheduled weekly/bi-weekly staff meetings, intern huddle meetings and
optional development events.
•Provide leadership and assist in overseeing interns and their assigned
responsibilities.
•Develop full-scale marketing plans for assigned sports
•Assist with managing public address announcers, coordinating music, video board
elements, cheer squad, pep band, and other marketing needs to direct the flow of
games, events and promotions as needed.
•Fulfill sponsored elements such as exposure, PA announcements, promotions, and
events.
•Improve the atmosphere at each event through the use of games, giveaways,
contests, trivia and music, etc.
•Promote athletic events and communicate promotions within the residence halls,
Greek system, student body, etc.
•Distribute posters and schedule cards to assigned locations, and check for refills on
a bi-weekly basis.
•Grass roots marketing across the university foot space and the Greater Akron Metro.

Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree
•Acceptance into University of Akron Master’s Program
•Genuine interest in athletics and the sport industry
•Ability to manage time commitment and dedicate all office and event hours
•Excellent oral communication skills, written communication skills, and customer service skills
•Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn
•Ability to multi-task, stay organized, keep up with high-energy, fast paced
environment
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications
•Marketing, public relations, or advertising major (or related field)
•Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
•Prior working experience within an NCAA collegiate athletic department
•Working knowledge of collegiate sports and NCAA guidelines

Benefits
• Tuition expense for master program (you are responsible for books, fees and
parking)
•Monthly Stipend
•University of Akron Nike gear
•Networking opportunities and interaction with department staff members
•Hands-on experience working in collegiate athletic marketing
•Workforce preparation training, including resume review and mock interviews

To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and references to Seth McFall, Associate AD for Marketing, via email to smcfall@uakron.edu

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