Athletics Media Relations Graduate Assistant
Coker College is accepting applications in the Department of Athletics for the position of Athletics Media Relations graduate assistant. Coker College, an NCAA Division II institution located in Hartsville, S.C., is a member of South Atlantic conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference and maintains 22 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. This is a 10-month position.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will report to the Director of Athletics Media Relations and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of promoting Coker’s 22 NCAA Division II Athletic teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serve as the primary contact for selected sports
- Write post-game press releases
- Game day statistics
- Create game programs and publications
- Assist in updating athletic website
- Assist in submitting nominations for athletic awards
- Assist in game management duties
- Assist in the management of Coker Athletics social media accounts
- Assist in video production
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required with major in journalism, communications, public relations, sports management or related field preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent computer skills are required. Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Stat Crew programs is required. At least one year of experience in an athletics media relation’s office is preferred. Candidates that are familiar with broadcasting, website content management systems, and video editing are preferred. Some travel and extended hours are required.
Application Process: Must be admissible to Coker College’s Masters of Science in College Athletic Administration Program. Compensation includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Student is responsible for any fees. Position begins August 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled.
Please email cover letter addressing the above responsibilities, resume, samples of work, and references to Gus Mohlhenrich, Director of Athletics Media Relations [email protected].
Coker College, an NCAA Division II member, is accepting applications for the position of Academic and Compliance Intern. This position reports to the Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and works closely with the Vice President for Athletics and the Student Success Center.
The intern will be responsible for managing an assigned group of student-athletes (50% of time). The individual will provide academic, eligibility, career, and personal advising to the assigned student-athletes. This position will serve as a member of the Coker Early Alert system and will assist in the planning, implementing, and promoting of leadership, mentoring, and healthy lifestyle choices for student-athletes. In this role the intern will also assist with all aspects of NCAA Compliance (50% of time) in assigned sports. This position begins August 1, 2017 and is a 10-month position.
Bachelor’s degree required. Must adhere to Coker, NCAA, and SAC rules. Must have strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and strong leadership capabilities. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse population of student-athletes. Candidates must be reliable, possess a strong work ethic, have the ability to work independently and communicate in a timely manner both verbally and in writing. Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed. A desire to obtain eventual employment in student-athlete support and/or life skills is preferred.
This intern position offers a stipend and graduate remission. The selected candidate must apply and be accepted to the Master of Science in College Athletic Administration (MSCAA) Graduate program at Coker College by September 1, 2017.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Lynn Griffin, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Reporting to the Director of the Library the Library Assistant (LA) staffs the Public Services Desk and oversees and/or performs related public service activities. This includes: assisting patrons in locating material and operating library equipment, overseeing the reserve material collection, generating overdue notices, and helping in other areas as needed. The LA will assist in the training and supervision of work-study students assigned to public services. The LA provides public related service activities at the Public Services Desk. The Public Services Desk is the focal point of service in the Charles W. & Joan S. Coker Library – Information Technology Center. The desk is staffed continuously during public operating hours.
The Library Assistant partners with the Circulation Coordinator to provide information and circulation services to Library patrons. This 12 month position is the primarily responsible for providing interlibrary loan services to the students, faculty and staff. Library Assistant is responsible for Library in the absence of more senior library staff.
Assist library users with the use of the online catalog, databases, media equipment, etc. and locating materials in the collection.
Answer phone and handle patron inquiries, referring them to appropriate staff members regarding
acquisitions, cataloguing, and, interlibrary loan matters, as well as patrons who have problems with
databases, research, and circulation matters.
Provide interlibrary services using PASCAL Delivers and OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.
Maintain accurate records on ILL usage.
Provide assistance and help supervise library programming events
Assist with training and supervision of work-study students.
Sort and process US mail.
Open and close library as required.
Participate in weekend service on an as needed basis.
- Other projects as assigned by the Director of the Library.
Requires a college degree. Must be competent in Microsoft Office and have knowledgeable in the use of Internet search tools, online databases, integrated library system, specifically Innovative’s Sierra. Must have previous customer service experience, strong problem solving skills and well developed English-language written and oral communication skills. Must also be comfortable with technology.
This position will require the ability to stand on a hard surface and walk up and down stairs. During busy times, the person in this position will frequently be required to leave the desk and assist patrons. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and use a stepstool in retrieving and shelving books. Must be able to clearly hear in person and on the telephone. Must be able to shelve books and read call numbers on spine labels. Must also be able to move boxes or carts of books or equipment, up to 100 lbs.
To apply, complete the Coker College Application and send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.