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VCU Athletics *Facilities & Event Operations* Graduate Assistant

Richmond

VCU Athletics *Facilities & Event Operations* Graduate Assistant

  • req3038
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Athletics is seeking a Facilities graduate assistant to help fulfill the VCU Athletics Mission Statement by assisting the facilities and events department.
The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to gain facility and event management knowledge while experiencing the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics.
This position will assist during athletic and non-athletic events, set ups and break downs and after hours coverage of facilities. Graduate assistants should be familiar with facility policies and procedures and risk management practices. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Facilities and Event Management, this position must have a flexible schedule, have a positive attitude toward their job and clients, and be willing to learn and adapt to new situations.
Responsibilities include:
- Attend yearly orientations and sign a confirmation of read policies and procedures;
- Schedule and supervise student staff and interns;
- Coordinate facility projects for Siegel Center, Sports Medicine Building, Sports Backers Stadium, Cary Street Field, Thalhimer Tennis Facility, and others;
- Assist in daily and game day management for intercollegiate athletic competitions, special events, weekly meetings, fairs, concerts, etc.;
- Secure athletic facilities during after normal hours of Monday through Sunday, as well as morning room preparations, including opening meeting spaces and rooms.;
- Learn how to operate all AV equipment in rooms designated for facility management;
- Assist in set ups, breakdowns and turnovers during unusual work hours;
- Event set up equipment include tables, chairs, stages and other related equipment;
- Event set up must be completed in a timely fashion, they may need to be completed in a short period of time;
- Oversee visiting team practices, walk-throughs and shoot-arounds while maintaining facility policies;
- Complete facility walk-throughs and keep track of maintenance projects; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Please note, this GA position includes office hours, athletic events, and non-athletic events. Some night, holiday, and weekend commitments will be required in addition to regular office hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Admittance into a VCU graduate program;
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU;
• Have an interest in athletics, facilities, and/or event management;
• Be reliable, punctual, and have good communication skills;
• Self-motivated, yet able to work in a team environment;
• Must be responsible and accountable;
• Be willing to work in all weather conditions;
• Aware of risk management practices;
• Have a “whatever it takes” attitude;
• Able to lift at least 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time; and
• Be willing to take risks, have a voice, be engaged in all projects and activities.

A cover letter and resume must be included as part of this application process.
We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3) graduate assistant positions of interest.
Graduate assistant applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to be eligible for this position.
For information about applying to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/ .
An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected graduate assistant finalist.

There is one (1) open position within Facilities.
This graduate assistant position for 2023-24 will be open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, please contact Taylor Carlson at tjcarlson@vcu.edu.
For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at cwlecrom@vcu.edu

 

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