Sacred Heart University is seeking applications for an Athletic Facility and Event Management Graduate Assistant beginning on August 1, 2021. This position is a 10-month position (August-May) that reports directly to the Manager of Varsity Athletic Facilities and would encompass (2) academic years.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
- Assist with day-to-day operations at all athletic facilities.
- Assist in set-up and breakdown of athletic events as well as special events that take place at our athletic facilities.
- Oversee scheduling and supervision of Event Management/Pitt Center work study students
- Coordinate game day operations with visiting team prior to their arrival and throughout the event while serving as the visiting team liaison.
- Assist Manager of Varsity Athletic Facilities in any repairs/maintenance at athletic facilities.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Sports Management or related field.
Must be accepted into a Sacred Heart University graduate program.
Experience working in a college athletic department is preferred.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live. In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Busin...ess; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. .