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External Relations/Sports Information Graduate Assistant (Part-time)

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Work type: Hourly, Part-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: External Relations/Sports Information Graduate Assistant (Part-time)

Reporting Relationship: Associate Athletic Director

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    The one-year appointment as the External Relations / Sports Information Graduate Assistant covers the 2022-23 year with a possibility of an additional year pending work performance. This is a 12-month appointment starting July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Individuals pursuing a Graduate degree will receive $12,000 spread out over 12 months and a $10,000 tuition stipend.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in coverage of all IWU Athletic teams. Specific sport assignment of 5-7 teams 
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of the department's social media outreach plan 
  • Manage and post athletic event components such as pregame, in-game, and post-game 
  • Create monthly student/coaches features to highlight the mission of IWU Athletics 
  • Assist in recruitment, oversight, and development of 20-30 student staff that help with social media, scorer's table, stats, announcing, broadcasting, photography, videography, graphic design, and athletic department history maintenance 
  • Run the football video board for all home football games 
  • Manage storage/library of annual files, photographs, miscellaneous awards, and videography 
  • Write and edit various communication materials, weekly previews, game recaps, game notes and sports-specific content for the department's website
  • Develop and manage the IWU Athletics website while helping in the maintaining accurate, up-to-date, and timely content and news dissemination (including all aspects of the website such as rosters, schedules, biographies, results, and assisting in website management) 
  • Other projects and/or duties as assigned by the supervisor or athletics administrative team 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • A Bachelor's degree (English, Communications/Journalism, Sports Management or similar preferred)


  • Previous experience as a writer, journalist, yearbook editor, or similar
  • Video filming and editing experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite software experience
  • Presto Stats software experience
  • Graphic design or video editing skills is a plus
  • Broadcasting and Play-by-Play experience is a plus

Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multitask
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • The applicant must be committed to the Lordship of Christ, continually seeking personal growth through the regular practice of spiritual disciplines, and creating spiritually rich environments for others to do the same.
  • The applicant will support the Student Development mission to partner in the holistic learning and disciple-making mission of the university by cultivating a community of belonging, support, and engagement through formative and diverse experiences.
  • The applicant must embody and promote the Wildcat Way values of Kindness, Humility, Belonging, Integrity, and Courage in their life, work, and interaction with others.
  • Positive attitude
  • Passion for writing
  • Excited to grow and expand knowledge
  • Knowledge for a wide variety of sports
  • Willingness to work a demanding fluid schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Ability to resolve issues independently


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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