VCU Athletics *Corporate Partnerships"

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
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May 18, 2023
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Position Responsibilities:

VCU Athletics is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Partnerships area during the 2023-24 academic year. Specifically, the Corporate Partnerships Graduate Assistants will work closely with all identification, outreach, ideation and fulfillment tasks associated with the partners of VCU Athletics. Tasks include prospecting, presentation preparation, post-sale activation management, event preparation including marketing set up and tear down, and day-to-day office management. Efforts will support VCU s Division I intercollegiate athletic programs and the overall VCU Athletics brand. This position will work both cooperatively and independently with the VCU Sports Properties staff, VCU Athletics administrators, coaches, and athletics department staff, as well as other University personnel and student organizations.


All duties and responsibilities will be assigned with the end goal of growing the corporate partnership portfolio for VCU Athletics, representing and promoting the VCU athletics brand and increasing revenue for the department.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as department liaison with VCU Sports Properties/Learfield IMG College
  • Participate in full sponsorship sales and fulfillment process
  • Utilizing available research and data to develop prospect call lists
  • Designing various graphics for presentations, publications and partner usage
  • Assisting with various game day promotional activities
  • Establishing effective on-campus partnership efforts (i.e. presence at non-athletics events) and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Admittance into VCU Center for Sports Leadership (CSL) graduate program; and

  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a graduate assistant at VCU.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiate athletics;

  • Strong customer services skills, highly organized, and detail-oriented;

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience with PowerPoint and graphic design software; and

  • Interest in marketing and/or sales.


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.


Candidates must apply to both VCU s Center for Sport Leadership graduate program (https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/) as well as the graduate assistant position.


An applicant who is admitted to VCU s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) will receive funding from both CSL and the VCU Athletics Department if they are the selected finalist.


There is (1) open position within Corporate Partnerships.


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 Erik Lowery at [email protected]


For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadership applications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom at [email protected]


Salary Range: scholarship



Position Details:


Department: Athletics


Employment Type: G9 - Graduate Assistant 9

Restricted Status:

FTE:

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt



Contact Information:


Contact Name: Erik Lowery


Contact Email: [email protected]


Contact Phone: 518-441-5565


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