Colorado Mesa University Athletic Department, located in Grand Junction, CO, is currently seeking applicants for a Sports Information Graduate Assistant position. CMU is a proud member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and sponsors 26 varsity sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the day-to-day operation of the Sports Information office. This includes, but is not limited to, writing press releases, game recaps, and feature stories for assigned sports.
Serve as the primary contact for select Colorado Mesa NCAA Division II programs while aiding in the coverage of other in-season teams.
Conduct all aspects of pre-game, in-game, and post-game coverage for assigned home contests.
Promote Colorado Mesa athletics through social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.
Interact with local and national media outlets. Help coaches and student-athletes schedule and conduct interviews.
Score games using StatCrew.
Produce game notes, flyers and previews.
Use a content management system to update the athletics website.
Evening and weekend work is required.
Strong background in StatCrew and Adobe Creative Suite.
Athletic Communications/Sports Information experience either as a student worker, graduate assistant or intern.
Knowledge in layout and design using Adobe InDesign, or a similar program.
Knowledge of Adobe Premier, or similar program, is preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
Application materials: Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, unofficial transcripts, and three professional references to Austin Kaiser – firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected applicant must apply for, and be accepted into, a CMU graduate degree program to maintain position appointment.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by Monday, April 2nd, 2018.
Compensation: $18,000 annually ($10,000 stipend + $8000 for in-state tuition) on a 10-month contract for two years.
Start date: August 1, 2018
About Colorado Mesa University
About Colorado Mesa University:Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels.At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.Colorado Mesa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.About Athletics:Colorado Mesa University has a strong winning tradition as a member of the NCAA Division II and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mavericks have more than 90 conference and regional titles. Currently 26 Colorado Mesa teams compete in intercollegiate varsity sports. CMU offers more than 650 student-athletes the opportunity to earn a degree while competing at a top Division II institution.CMU boasts some of the finest facilities in the conference in its recently renovated athletic offices, field house, practice fields and brand new El Pomar Natatorium.