South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Marketing/Promotions Graduate Assistant. This position will report to the Director of Athletics Marketing. This position includes a special tuition rate (waiver of all tuition costs, university support free and all program fees for state-support and self-support courses), in addition to an hourly rate.
Duties and responsibility include, but are not limited to: •This position will assist in the coordination of game day productions, including all aspects of in-game programming, facilitation of all recognition, crowd engagement, sponsorship fulfillment, and band/spirit group coordination. Duties require collaboration with athletic and university event staff, spirit squads, pep/marching band, and athletic programs. •Responsible for coordinating marketing plans to boost attendance, increase exposure and enhance the game day fan experience. •Develop and execute student attendance initiatives. •Responsible for kids program, Junior Jacks, and student program, Rabbit Den. •Oversee the recruitment, hiring and management of undergraduate intern staff. •Collaborate on email and social media campaigns to fans and student body; driving awareness and involvement with SDSU Athletics through social media outlets (in collaboration with SDSU Athletics communication); assist in the coordination of special event promotions and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in sports management, marketing or another related field.
Must be able to travel and to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Excellent organizational and communication, including written, verbal and interpersonal, skills.
Previous athletics marketing experience.
Previous social media experience.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.
Proficiency with in-arena digital signage/videoboard operation.
Experience directing all marketing/promotional activities surrounding an athletic event.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Consideration for the position is contingent upon successful admission to a graduate program. The admissions process for the graduate school program is separate from the application for the position. For information about SDSU’s graduate programs, please visit http://www.sdstate.edu/graduate-school.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, design portfolio, and a list of three references to Maggan Froseth at Maggan.Froseth@sdstate.edu.
About South Dakota State University
South Dakota State University is an NCAA Division I institution located in Brookings, South Dakota. SDSU competes in The Summit League for all sports except Football (Missouri Valley Football Conference), Wrestling (Big XII Conference), and Equestrian (National Collegiate Equestrian Association).
Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sit...es in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.
The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.