Summary of Position:

Iowa Wesleyan University seeks motivated, high-energy individuals, to join the Iowa Wesleyan Athletic Department. These graduate assistants will aid in continuing upward trends in competitive success, recruitments, retention, and student-athlete experience. These individuals are responsible for assisting the head coach, and other staff members to administer and organize all aspects of an NAIA athletics program. IW offers 18 intercollegiate athletic programs and is a member of the NAIA, Association of Independent Institutions Conference, Heart of America Athletic Conference (Wrestling Only), and the North Star Athletic Conference (Football Only).

Specific elements include but are not limited to:

  • Keeping Statistics at all home athletic events (PrestoSports)
  • Updating/Managing IW athletic records
  • Assisting in all gameday-related tasks
  • Organizing and managing athletic-related events
  • Oversee and operate athletic social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Write various game recaps and other athletic-related articles
  • Operate cameras, scoreboards, and other various types of equipment
  • Makes announcements at athletic events
  • Understands and follows NAIA and conference rules and regulations.
  • Drives university or rental vehicles as needed (may be required to obtain CDL).
  • Performs special and/or additional duties as required by the athletic administration.

Compensation and Proposed Work Schedule:

  • The Graduate Assistant’s tuition waiver and stipend is compensation for working approximately 29 hours each week.
  • Weekly work schedule will be determined by student and supervisor
  • Weekends, evenings, and possible travel will be required for this position to participate in scheduled events

Qualifications:

  • Successfully admitted into the Iowa Wesleyan University Graduate Program
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Knowledge of PrestoSports system preferred
  • Sports Information/communication-related experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 20-30 lbs. is required
  • Good organizational skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • People skills, working relationships with staff, faculty, student athletes
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Time Management skills
  • Understanding of student success on the field, in practices and in the classroom.
  • Valid US Driver’s License with the ability to be authorized to drive IW fleet vehicles to assist as needed for team transportation to and from away contests required.
  • Must be available for night and weekend responsibilities.

All applicants must have applied for admissions and have been accepted into the Iowa Wesleyan University graduate program in order to apply.

Qualified candidates who have been accepted into the Iowa Wesleyan University Graduate Program, must upload their letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references below. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if further information is needed. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the
opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the NAIA, Tiger athletics is
currently a proud member of the NSAA, CAC, and the Heart.

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