The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
Point Loma Nazarene University is seeking motivated students interested in pursuing the Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology (MS-Sports Management) to serve as Graduate Assistant (GA) for Athletics Marketing & Communications with the PLNU Athletic Department. The Master of Science in Kinesiology is designed specifically to prepare career-focused professionals with advanced academic training in the dynamic and growing fields of exercise science, sport performance and sport management. One graduate assistant position is available within the MS-KIN program beginning August 2, 2021.
Time: Part-time ***
The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Athletics Marketing & Communications position is a two-year position in which the GA will provide individual sport and department-wide assistance within a multi-sport environment. This includes, but is not limited to, promoting, executing, and recapping athletic contest and events, as well as general marketing and communications support within the athletic department. Candidates for the position will be highly organized and motivated creative thinkers with writing and graphic design skills, and who embrace the mission of PLNU through the integration of Christian faith. Specific assignments will be determined by the Senior Associate Athletic Director and the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications based on the staffing demands for supporting an NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic program. Graduate Assistants are employed on a ten-month appointment.
> Create and distribute promotional materials, releases, social media posts, etc.
> Assist with game administration duties at athletic contests
> Conduct post-game interviews, write bios and game recaps, game photo & video management Update, develop and maintain content on the athletics website
> Assist with sponsor and donor relations/communications
Please visit the Human Resources Graduate Assistant job posting to apply online by May 26, 2021. The website will allow applicants to upload cover letter, resume and reference list. Applicants must also be accepted into the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. Please visit the Graduate Admissions Webpage to apply to the MS-KIN Program PRIOR to submitting a Graduate Assistant application.
*** Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
> Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Sport Management, Public Relations, or related degree/experience
> Competent writing skills (website, feature stories, social media)
> Basic comprehension of sports and/or event marketing strategy
> Understanding of and commitment to the spiritual mission of the university
Additional Salary Information: Compensation for this position is based on experience, work hours, and hourly rates. The positions range from 12-20 hours per week at a benefit comparable to 25% - 50% of tuition.
About Point Loma Nazarene University
PLNU: Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.PLNU Athletics: Mission StatementPLNU champions a Christ-centered environment where student-athletes experience holistic growth while pursuing academic and athletic distinction.PLNU Athletics GoalsThe following goals guide the course of intercollegiate athletics at PLNU:>Student-athletes will develop the individual and team skills necessary to compete at the conference and regional levels. PLNU also welcomes the opportunity to compete nationally.>PLNU will clearly communicate its Christ-centered mission to all competitors and will affiliate with regional and national conferences that respect its mission and provide a reasonable level of competition.>PLNU maintains high academic standards for all students, including student-athletes. Scheduling of competition an...d travel will minimize academic disruption.>PLNU’s athletic teams and spectators will cultivate a competitive environment of good sportsmanship, reflecting fairness in competition, humility in victory, and dignity in defeat.Intercollegiate Athletics will provide opportunities for fan engagement and the cultivation of school spirit.>The Athletics Department will align its fundraising and promotional efforts with the efforts of the offices of University Advancement and Admissions.>Consistent with the history of the Church of the Nazarene and her affirmation of leadership by both women and men, Intercollegiate Athletics offers competitive opportunities to both women and men and fully complies with federal regulations related to gender equity.>PLNU hires and develops coaches who are committed to Christ, possess university level coaching knowledge and skills, maintain a high standard of personal conduct, and are committed to the character development of their athletes.>PLNU recruits student-athletes who understand and support the university mission. Each student-athlete will pursue a course of study designed to culminate in graduation from the university.>Athletic Programs will be sponsored based on: adequate facilities in proximate distance of campus, adequate economic support, adequate student interest, adequate opportunities for competition within regional and national conference affiliation, and within the context of capped enrollment.