The Campus Recreation mission is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors.
The Marketing Graduate Assistant will assist in the development and implementation of the department’s marketing efforts. This position will afford an opportunity to assist in a variety of marketing initiatives including advertising, promotions, campus outreach, social media, video creation, and staff training. This position plays a key role in assisting with the overall marketing of the 170,000 sq. ft. Student Fitness Center, the Redbird Adventure Center, the Bowling and Billiards Center, and the programs and services provided to our university campus. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Kelsey Januzik, Assistant Director-Marketing,firstname.lastname@example.org, (309) 438-3886.
The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director-Marketing in the development of all marketing efforts for the department. Responsibilities include the following:
Provide supervision and mentoring to student marketing team, including delegation of work assignments for print and multi-media and providing feedback/evaluations of work.
Provide regular management of social media presence for the department to include scheduling and writing/editing of content.
Present on behalf of the department during campus and community outreach activities and coordinate staff involved in similar efforts.
Provide graphic design, photography, and video support when necessary.
Develop and distribute department press releases.
Contribute to website reviews and updates.
Distribute department promotional materials throughout campus locations.
Assist in the recruitment and training of student marketing and design team.
Other duties assigned as deemed necessary by the department.
Applicants must qualify for admission to the Illinois State University Graduate School.
To be considered for a graduate assistantship, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work is required. GRE may be required for some programs.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, Physical Education, Recreation, or related field required.
Preferred background in graphic design using Adobe software, familiarity using a variety of social media platforms, and experience with website management and video editing. Marketing and photography experience also preferred.
Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written, are expected.
The position requires someone who is willing to work in a team environment and provide and uphold our quality standards and values.
A marketing portfolio presentation may be requested if selected for an interview.
Must also apply and be admitted to the College of Business, School of Communication or College of Fine Arts.
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctorial programs. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Bloomington-Normal Community:Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment,... parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information.