Missouri State University Athletics Marketing and Promotions Department is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant. This role will provide support for the Marketing and Promotions and Communication departments in developing, creating and managing the production of graphics for digital, print, and promotional materials.
Duties: •Develop, create, and manage creative pieces for in-game graphics, social media, and traditional marketing assets. •Assist in the development of yearly brand themes and coordination of theme-use throughout all varsity sports.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Including but not limited to Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc.)
Proven skills in usage social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and the implementation of successful campaigns.
Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, marketing, sports administration or related field.
Knowledge of Division I athletics preferred.
Must be accepted into Missouri State University Graduate school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the selected area of graduate studies.
Must be willing to work evenings, weekend and holidays when required.
Required to work 20 hours per week.
Candidate must be well organized, attention to detail and have a strong work ethic.
Candidate must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Must be able to communicate with various constituencies in an effective manner.
Salary: 9-month stipend of $8,940 (993.33/monthly) plus tuition waiver for graduate courses.
Additional Salary Information: Tuition waiver for classes will be applied each semester.
About Missouri State Athletics
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.