• Pay rate starts at $16.60/hour. Based on working 20 hours per week, this is approximately $1,400/month. Graduate assistants are eligible for merit increase in second year.
• 9 or 12 month position
• Paid in-state tuition for 9 hours Fall & Spring; 6 hours Summer
• University health insurance benefits
• Professional development allowance
• No state income tax
Texas A&M University Department of Recreational Sports
is recruiting a Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Communications for the
2024-2025 academic years:
Marketing & Communications (1 Position)
The Marketing & Communications Graduate Assistant will be responsible for managing department project requests and be an expert user of the project management software system. The successful candidate will serve as a role model and resource for student staff, providing general oversight, direction, and team leadership. The Graduate Assistant will be an ambassador for Rec Sports, representing the department in a professional manner at department, campus, and community events, and assist with all marketing and communications initiatives, events, and outreach.
Leadership • Serve as a liaison between the Marketing and Communications student teams to build increased communication, teamwork, and effectiveness while providing support as needed. • Serve as a point of contact for all areas of Rec Sports in order to best understand and facilitate marketing needs. • Assist with hiring and training of student staff. • Assist in recognizing student efforts through awards, tokens of appreciation, and gatherings.
Oversee and coordinate marketing requests from all areas of Rec Sports using the Ravetree project management system. This includes communicating with program areas, approving projects, adjusting timelines, and assisting with project completion. Work with student marketing assistants to utilize their assistance with project scheduling.
Approve projects, build workflows and templates, and assign tasks to student staff using the project management system; manage the timeline of projects through completion.
Assist with the management of marketing and communications efforts that could include any of the following:
Social media content calendar and Rec Sports’ presence on various social media platforms, including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using a social media management tool (ex. Sprout Social).
Manage the printing of all requested content in a timely manner. Provide support in restocking inventory as needed, including print materials and office supplies.
Review graphic designs for visual professionalism and content accuracy, as well as assist with content creation.
Assist with marketing campaigns and special projects.
Offer ways to improve processes and efficiencies so that the team operates at a high level of effectiveness.
Events & Outreach
Assist with the preparation, set-up, operation, take-down, and evaluation of the Rec-A-Palooza and Spring Howdy Week events; lead one or more of the event sub-committees and help ensure the event runs smoothly.
Participate in outreach efforts including on and off-campus events and tabling (i.e. Fish Camp, T-Camp, New Student Orientations).
Other • Serve on departmental, divisional, and university committees. • Participate in other opportunities available through interaction with a comprehensive recreational sports program. • Assist with other duties as assigned.
Experience and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree & Admission to Texas A&M Graduate School
Experience leading and training college students, facilitating meetings, and making presentations
Knowledge of PC and Mac computers
Knowledge of Google, Microsoft Office (including Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat software programs
Preferred, but not required: experience using the Adobe Creative Suite (ex. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro) and project management software (ex. Ravetree)
Experience with, or demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed, including CRM tools (ex. MailChimp, EMMA, Salesforce), Digital Signage Management software, and Wordpress.
Training provided by Rec Sports Marketing & Communications Staff. No certifications are required for this position.
Stay up to date on required state training
Graduate Assistant – Marketing & Communications will generally work indoors within the Student Recreation Center. Some outdoor events are required.
DO NOT submit an application via Bluefishjobs.
Application Procedure: Required application materials include: letter of application, resume, and three professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses. All applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be received by 12pm CST on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024. Priority will be given to individuals who can confirm submission of their graduate school application materials.
Priority for interviews will be given to individuals who can confirm submission of their graduate school application materials.
Start Date: August 1, 2024 (flexible)
Texas A&M University is committed to equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.
Rec Sports will pay the in-state tuition, 9 hours for fall and spring semesters and 6 hours for summer semester. (Non-Texas residents in a field of study* that directly relates to the assistantship can apply for a waiver from non-Texas to in-state tuition)
$16.60 per hour and 20 paid hour work weeks (approximately $1,300 monthly), eligible for merit increase in 2nd year
9 or 12 month position
University medical health benefits
Travel/professional development allowance
No state income tax
Please make sure to research the qualifications and required deadline for applications. Programs that our Graduate Assistants have studied under and have qualified for the tuition waiver include, but are not limited to: Sport Management, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences. Other degree programs will need to be considered individually by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Programs that our Graduate Assistants have studied under and have qualified for the tuition waiver include, but are not limited to:
M.S. in Marketing
Application deadline: April 7, 2024
M.S. in Sports Management
Application deadline | Face-to-face: February 1, 2024
Application deadline | distance education: April 1, 2024
Full-Time MBA program o Application deadline: April 24, 2024
Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. The university is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States (Houston, Dallas and San Antonio) and the state capitol (Austin). The university’s enrollment includes over 75,000 students studying for degrees in 10 academic colleges. The Texas A&M University Department of Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs. The Department's services include: aquatics, fitness classes, instructional classes, drop-in recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, and outdoor activities. The diversity and assortment of sports activities and recreational facilities available promise opportunities for individuals to participate, whatever their level of ability or experience. The mission of the Department of Recreational Sports is to promote activity, wellness, and development by providing high quality, inclusive experiences and facilities for the students and community of Texas A&M University.