Founded in 1898, DePaul University is the largest Catholic University in the nation. DePaul University competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the BIG EAST Conference, sponsoring 15 sports. As a DePaul Athletics Department member, this role will support the daily operations of the Athletic Marketing Office and serve as the primary marketing contact for assigned sport(s). Those in this position should be willing and able to work with various diverse backgrounds. This position can be renewed for up to two years in total.
The graduate assistant will report to the Associate Athletic Director of Marketing within Blue Demons Athletics, to use marketing and promotion strategies extensively to generate revenue, maximize attendance, and create an amazing game environment. The position will support the marketing and game presentation needs of DePaul Athletics and assigned sports programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop timely, consistent, collaborative, and comprehensive season-long, integrated plans that outline the strategic and tactical activities surrounding ticket sales, sponsorship implementation, cross-promotion, and messaging for men’s and women’s soccer and other assigned sport(s) (25%)
Coordinate and develop athletic department-hosted and community/student engagement events such as Blue Madness and on-campus marketing initiatives (20%)
Oversee the development and implementation of DIBS Kids Club, DePaul Pet Club, and Baby Blue Demons Club events (10%)
Manage and develop the DePaul Athletics student organization, Blue Crew (15%)
Foster community and student engagement including grassroots campaigns to connect students with the community and create awareness of programs and events of assigned sports and the athletic department overall. (15%)
Oversight of design and approval of promotional flyers and distribution. (5%)
Knowledge of and adherence to DePaul University, BIG EAST Conference, and NCAA compliance policies and procedures. (5%)
Attend and participate in monthly all-staff meetings and marketing meetings. (5%)
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at DePaul University.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Encompass the ability to work independently and make professional decisions.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Ability to develop and initiate unique ideas while working these plans into the marketing strategy of assigned sports programs.
Ability to write creatively and produce scripting ideas and the ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities efficiently.
Ability to travel between Lincoln Park campus, Wintrust Arena, and other off-campus competition venues.
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.
Prior working experience in a collegiate athletic department, preferably a communications, facilities, event management, or marketing role.
A prior working knowledge of NCAA, BIG EAST Conference, and University rules and regulations as they apply to intercollegiate athletics is preferred.
Graduate assistants will receive tuition for their selected graduate/certificate program (up to 8 credit hours/term or 24 credit hours for the academic year) and required fees for courses outlined in your submitted plan and approved by your immediate supervisor for the following terms: Fall, Winter, Spring.
Bi-weekly stipend paid via the University payroll system. This stipend will be taxed in accordance with all federal and state guidelines. This position is not overtime eligible under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
DePaul’s 15 intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I, BIG EAST Conference. DePaul University began sponsoring athletics teams in the early 1900’s, with intercollegiate athletics coming to fruition in the 1920’s. Legendary coach Ray Meyer helped put DePaul on the map in the 1970’s as the men’s basketball program elevated itself to national prominence. To date, the men’s basketball program has had 22 NCAA Tournament appearances. The women’s basketball program cut down the nets when it won the WNIT championship in 1988 and then again when it advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2016. The program has reached the NCAA Tournament 24 times. Through a bold new vision for the future—led by Vice President and Director of Athletics DeWayne Peevy—DePaul Athletics looks to become the premier program in the BIG EAST Conference through a focus on winning championships with integrity, building champion students through education and intentional development, and serving as a visible ambassador for DePaul University and the Chicago community. DePaul Athletics has a storied tradition and is uniquely positioned to support the university's mission and commitment to... academic excellence, real world experience, community engagement, and systemic change. Further, the department is steadfast in its commitment to grow the university’s national exposure and enrollment through athletics.