BALL STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS – MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP
Ball State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Marketing and Promotions graduate assistant for the 2023 Fall semester. Applicants are eligible for renewal at the end of each semester upon successful performance evaluation for up to two years. Admission to a Ball State University graduate program is required. The weekly commitment includes office hours as needed and staffing at numerous sporting events, most of which take place on weekends, in the evenings, or on holidays.
The athletic department recognizes that the athletic marketing graduate assistant plays a key role in the success of the BSU game day experience for our fans. Therefore, it is critical that prospective candidates carefully consider the time commitment necessary to successfully participate in this program.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Marketing and Fan Engagement.
BASIC FUNCTION: Primary responsibilities of this position include executing in-game promotions for football, men's and women's basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball. Lead as Mascot coordinator and director of the Cardinal Kids Club. Supervise approximately 6-10 sports marketing student staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with game-day and event management of selected sports.
Creation and implementation of select marketing and promotional plans.
Develop, execute and organize in-game promotions.
Produce game script and public address announcements.
Distribute promotional materials to BSU campus and Muncie community.
Assist with special events including, but not limited to, the Indiana State Fair, Fan Jams, Orientation, Admissions Preview Days, Welcome Week, etc.
Collaborate with Spirit Squads and BSU Pep Band at home athletic contests.
Assist with student section: Charlie’s Crew and The Nest.
Manage all mascot duties (uniform orders and cleaning, appearance requests and scheduling, tryouts etc.).
Help manage and supervise sports marketing student staff.
Other duties as assigned by the External Affairs team.
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