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INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS STUDENT
EMPLOYMENT JOB DESCRIPTIONS

The following employment opportunities for SUNY Students with the Binghamton University Athletic Department. All students are eligible to hold more than one job duty, and are encouraged to do so.


EMPLOYMENT #1
TITLE: Baxter Mascot

Job Description:
The Baxter mascot is an integral part of the Bearcats Athletics experience, whether it is at a Basketball game, a wrestling match, or visiting a local school, Baxter is a highly visible representative of the university and athletics. In order to attain the most professional representation of Binghamton University Athletics the mascot must be someone who shares the same spirit and enthusiasm for the school as the Athletic department staff. Additionally the mascot needs to be trained to display the appropriate actions in different performance settings. A consistent mascot performance is also crucial to the professionalism displayed by Baxter. The person who performs as Baxter must accept the responsibility that they are a representative of the school and athletic department, and in doing so also commits to perform as Baxter in accordance with the following responsibilities.

Responsibilities at Home Basketball Games:
Arrive at arena one (1) hour prior to game time, in costume 1/2 hour prior to tip-off.
Perform all duties of the mascot as scripted by the Athletic Promotions Office.
Meet and greet fans prior to and after the game.
Participate in pre-game and in-game promotions, including contests, photo ops, t-shirt toss, etc.
Perform choreographed cheer/dance routines with BU Cheer Team.

Additional Responsibilities:
Select Soccer/Wrestling Matches, Lacrosse Games
Homecoming Parade and Tailgate
Late Night Madness
Hoop Fest
Fall/Winter/Spring Sports
Summer Freshmen Orientations
Campus Open House Events
Various Local Holiday Parades (Thanksgiving, Christmas, St. Patrick’s, etc.)
Others as assigned

Compensation for each appearance!

To apply call Bev Switzer at 607-777-3500 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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EMPLOYMENT #2
TITLE: Bearcats Athletics Department Marketing Intern

Benefits of being a Bearcats Intern - Job Description:
To land your dream job, you need to know - and show - that you can do it.
Internships at Binghamton’s athletics department provide the competitive edge you need: hands-on experience, success stories, and contacts. Additionally, they’re fun, fast-paced, and challenging. Our interns gain valuable experience that applies to careers within and outside the sports industry.

Bearcat Interns have the opportunity to work with our 21 intercollegiate athletic programs and contribute to the success of Binghamton University’s national reputation. As an Intern you will gain valuable experience in Sports Marketing, Promotions, Ticket Sales, Partnerships/Sponsorships, Fundraising, Merchandising, Advertising, and Game Operations. If you are looking for a career in sports management, marketing, event management, or public relations, you’ll need confidence, talent, and an impressive portfolio. A Binghamton University Athletics Department Internship is the ticket to all three.

Call or email today to learn more.

Here is what our alumni and former Graduate Assistants and Interns say:

“Having worked in the Athletic Department for three years, I gained valuable experience which has prepared me for the real world. Starting as the school’s mascot, then as a sports marketing intern, and eventually becoming the Graduate Assistant, I was able to contribute to the athletic department in a variety of ways. The hands-on experience taught me important lessons and helped me develop the skills that are necessary to be successful in such a fast-paced environment. The opportunity that I was given to work in corporate sponsorship, ticket sales, game-day operations, and event planning has prepared me for the next level in the sports industry.”
Scott Einhorn ‘10, MBA ‘11, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service, Orlando Solar Bears

“My experience with Bearcats Athletics will be one that I will carry with me throughout the entirety of my career. All of the opportunities within the athletics department—whether it be through game day operations, marketing and promotions, or ticket sales—is the best way to gain skills used on a daily basis in the Sports and Entertainment industry first hand. The relationships I’ve built with the athletics directors, fellow interns, and graduate assistants have given me valuable connections and networking opportunities that one needs in this field.”
Valentina Codrington, ‘12, Candidate for MBA ‘14


“My internship with the Athletics Department was the most rewarding experience of my college career. It gave me hands on learning experience in every aspect of running a Division 1 athletics department, in a fast paced, competitive and passion driven environment. It also provided me with the professional skills and the connections needed to break into the sports industry. Without everything I learned from Jason Siegel and the rest of the Athletics staff, I would not have been as confident and prepared as I am to start my career.”
Janan Morgul ‘11, Sales Coordinator - MSG Media

“Working for the Athletic Department, Jason and his staff, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my time here. The internship enabled me to gain invaluable hands-on experience in several areas related to my fields of interest and beyond. The skills and experiences gained are unlike anything that can be achieved in a classroom. The relationships I’ve built through the internship are continuously growing my network, which will be vital while seeking employment in the near future.”
Julie Chambers ‘12

“Jason Siegel and his staff work hard to provide you with opportunities for your future. With their experience, knowledge, and various connections in the sports marketing field, you can be assured that you will be guided on a successful path. This internship program allows you to work in a fast paced environment and gain hands on experience in the sports industry, which will give you that competitive advantage when seeking job opportunities and prepare you well for the “real world.”
Erica Goldberg, ‘10, Marketing Associate - HSBC Bank

“Through the Binghamton University Sports Marketing Internship, I gained valuable interactive experience in every part of the department from ticket sales to game day operations/promotions to corporate sponsorships and fundraising. Given the opportunity to organize and coordinate special events under the guidance of Jason Siegel and his staff, I was able to see how the department runs on a day to day basis and how that translates to the yearly goals and direction of the program. The interpersonal skills and development that I have been able to take away from the internship will undoubtedly benefit me in many aspects of life.”
Kyle Kucharski, ‘10, Teach Across America

“This program promotes an integrated and hands on experience of the sports marketing industry. The Graduate Assistant position allows for the application of theories and concepts that are learned in the classroom to a variety of critical business situations. This program provides an in depth look at what it takes to successfully market, promote, and operate different games and events within BU athletics.”
Ryan Tomko ‘09, MBA ‘10, Associate Client Consultant, Manning & Napier Advisors

“The Graduate Assistant Program is an experience I will never forget. The lessons learned and skills developed will be with me throughout my professional career. The hands on and collaborative atmosphere allows the GA to thrive and develop as a leader and team member. The stories are endless and the experience priceless.”
Or Raitses ‘06, MBA ‘09, Candidate for Juris Doctor, Cardozo School of Law ‘12

“My time working in the Internship program was the start of my interest in working in intercollegiate athletics. During a resume review, I was told that the most impressive part of my resume was the hands on experience I had gained working as an intern. Being able to say I helped plan a fundraising event attended by almost 400 people and planed marketing for Men’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball sellouts not only gave me an edge up working within athletics, but has companies calling me for Sales and Marketing positions. The internship also gave me the chance to work with a great staff that would encourage me to work in Athletics.”
Bob Nolte ‘10, Graduate Intern Athletic Compliance USC, Candidate for MEd ‘12

“Not only did the internship provide knowledge about the in’s and out’s of the sports world in theory, but I was able to learn in the most hands on way possible. It truly helped to enhance my professionalism, proactivity, and passion for everything I do.”
Jaclyn Atlas ‘09, Mediaedge (NY)

“My internship with the BU athletics marketing program was nothing short of outstanding. I obtained so much knowledge because of the excellent opportunities I was given throughout my tenure as an intern. From interacting with donors, to creating new marketing concepts, the BU internship program truly prepared me for the next level in sport. If you are looking for an awesome opportunity in athletics with a well-educated staff that will enhance your knowledge in sport, you have found the right program.”
Zach Vinal ‘09, Long Beach State, Assistant Golf Coach

“My experience as a Graduate Assistant was one of the most rewarding of my entire life. The program was the best preparation I received toward not just a career in athletics, but any career path I should choose to follow. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to bolster their resume with an internship with true merit and substance.”
Jeff Wolniewicz ‘07, MBA ‘09

“Binghamton University’s Athletics Department Internship Program positioned me toward a true career path. It provided me with an in depth look at the career field I was pursing, the skills it takes to be successful within the sports industry, and a great network of people.”
Rose Barre ‘06, MA ‘08, Manager, Premium Sales & Service, New York Yankees

“The experience and networking opportunities that the Athletics internship provided helped to propel me from the soccer field into the professional/business world. The internship allowed me to take the lessons I’d learned and skills I’d developed as a student - athlete at Binghamton University, and apply them to a business setting. I was able to take the skills and lessons I’d developed in the classroom and on the soccer field - loyalty, work ethic, commitment to an end goal - and applied them in a professional setting. I was involved in the day-to-day operations - game day management, box office sales, marketing initiatives - that gave me a view of the business side of sports,”
Christina Butler ‘08,
Institutional Sales Account Executive,
PCS Research Services

“My internships during my college years were instrumental in helping me get started in the broadcasting industry. Not only did I learn a great deal about the business but I met people who helped get an entry level job at WFAN when the station launched two months after I graduated. Without these connections I doubt that I would have been hired. I cannot stress enough the importance of internships for college students. I ran the internship program at WFAN for many years. I have seen firsthand how many graduates of our internship program have been hired as part-time and full-time employees here at the station. I would estimate that over 75% of the hires in the programming department are former station interns. That says it all.”
Eric Spitz ‘87
WFAN Radio (NY)
Program Director

“The internship program at Binghamton is a terrific experience for anyone interested in working in the sports industry. The skills and knowledge I learned during my internship gave me a leg up on the competition when it came time to find a full-time position.”
Dave Berman ‘03
Villanova University
Assistant Athletics Director, Sports Information

“These early-career experiences taught me how to behave like a professional. I saw first hand, for the first time, the level of dedication it took to succeed in sports management. I also learned that if what you’re doing actually matters to a business, you feel a true sense of responsibility to the job at hand and to those around you. This was something I could never have experienced in a classroom. Internships also give you the opportunity to create industry contacts that can be invaluable as you move forward in your career. I will always be grateful for these opportunities. Thanks Binghamton.”
Dave Decina ‘92
New York Islanders
Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships

Contact and send resume to:
Erin Moore, Assistant Athletic Director - Ticket Sales & Service
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
607-777-3741

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EMPLOYMENT #3
TITLE: Building Supervisor

Description: Building Supervisors manage matters relating to the operation of all areas of the West Gymnasium. Staff will be responsible for opening and closing all facilities in the West Gym for recreational usage, club sports, athletics, PE classes, or other special events. Students will need to be knowledgeable about all activities in the West Gym and have the ability to provide this information to anyone who wishes to use the facility. They will be responsible for tending to emergencies and injuries as well as enforcing the policies of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics to all patrons using the facilities.

Requirements: All applicants must:
be willing to work mornings and nights, with weekend and weekday availability
be punctual, reliable, and have good communication skills
have a high sense of responsibility
self-motivation is essential, as is a ‘team’ mentality
be willing to work at least one mid-semester break
willing to certify for CPR and AED

Individuals interested in applying for current and future opening should complete the application located at the bottom of this site.

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EMPLOYMENT #4
TITLE: Varsity Athletics Event Staff

Description: This position assists in the staffing for varsity athletic competitions in the Bearcat Sports Complex, the West Gymnasium, and other varsity venues. Staffers will work in a variety of capacities including ticket takers, ushering, game operations, etc. Event staff will also assist in the oversight of outside events and groups who use Athletic facilities. Quantity of work hours available each week is dependent upon the Varsity Athletic Competition schedule. One must have the ability to work well with others in a service-oriented environment. Each individual will be required to work with the public and troubleshoot when necessary.

Requirements: All applicants must:
have an interest in athletics and knowledge of various sports
be willing to work in all weather conditions
be punctual, reliable, and have good communication skills
be self-motivated, and capable of working in a team environment
be willing to work mornings and nights, with weekend and weekday availability
be willing to work at least one mid-semester break
be willing to work a flexible schedule

Individuals interested in applying for current and future opening should complete the application located at the bottom of this site.

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EMPLOYMENT #5
TITLE: Athletic Event Management Intern

Description: Athletics Event Interns are the face of BU Athletics to opponents and officials. They are responsible for tending to game officials and opposing team(s) in terms of greeting, payment forms, game information, and other areas relating to the time our visitors are on campus. Interns oversee visiting team practices, kick-arounds, and shoot-arounds. Interns will gain experience in overseeing student employees including: assigning them to workstations, being the first contact for troubleshooting, and general oversight. These work stations will include such jobs as meet managers for tennis, scoreboard operators, scorebook keepers, ticket takers, etc.

Key Attributes we are looking:
Our Interns get to experience the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics. We are looking for individuals who truly enjoy being at live sporting events, and who are excited to learn about sports they may never have experienced before. Since our Interns are on the sidelines and go behind-the-scenes, applicants need to be confident, conscientious, tactful, and have good verbal communication skills.

Trouble-shooting is a large component of these positions. Students will also be the primary contact for their assigned opposing team(s) while they are on the Binghamton Campus for practices or games.

To apply please complete the application BELOW.
For more information contact Megan Lupini at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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EMPLOYMENT #6
TITLE: Athletic Communications Intern (General)

GENERAL
The office of Athletics Communications is responsible for publicizing Binghamton University’s 21 varsity intercollegiate teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level. The Athletics Communications Intern would assist in the day-to-day operations of the sports information office.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Assist in the day-to-day coverage of the varsity teams - compiling and disseminating statistics, producing printed home game programs and contributing to the daily maintenance of the department’s website
Attend select home games to provide statistical assistance and capture photos
File reports/press releases for web, America East Conference and NCAA
Conduct archival research to verify and expand statistics, records and participation in all sports since the inception of Binghamton University
Expand hometown releases, feature stories and community involvement pieces

VALUE TO STUDENT
The internship will provide an excellent window into the profession of collegiate athletics administration. The student will also gain experience in all facets of communications, from writing feature stories and press releases, to updating content for the department’s website. Anyone interested in journalism, public relations, or any field in college or professional sports will gain knowledge and experience. In addition, we have opportunities for students to delve into desktop publishing and web design; photography and sport videography. Internship is for credit.

CONTACT
John Hartrick, Associate Director of Athletics - Communications
Events Center Suite 203E
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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EMPLOYMENT #7
TITLE: Athletic Communications Intern (Digital Media)

GENERAL
The office of Athletics Communications is responsible for publicizing Binghamton University’s 21 varsity intercollegiate teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level. The Athletics Communications Intern would manage the department’s digital media initiatives, including all matters relating to videography and social media.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Film and broadcast most home athletic contests over BU’s live streaming video website
Produce highlight packages for the department’s website and America East Conference
Expand the Binghamton University Athletics YouTube Channel by submitting athlete of the week videos, community involvement pieces and weekly highlight packages
Travel to selected conference championships to capture highlights and interviews
Assist with capturing photos at selected home events
Provide commentary for social media outlets, including BU’s live blog and twitter account

VALUE TO STUDENT
The internship will provide an excellent window into the profession of collegiate athletics administration. The student will also gain experience working with video software such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie and social media software such as Cover it Live. The successful intern will learn how to promote Binghamton University’s intercollegiate teams through a digital media platform and will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work samples. Internship is for credit.

CONTACT
John Hartrick, Associate Director of Athletics - Communications
Events Center Suite 203E
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES APPLICATION

Please Download the PDF file “Student Employment Application” (right click on this link and “Save Target As”):

If you do not have adobe reader it can be downloaded for free HERE
Open the application PDF and complete the application as you would a paper application.
If you wish to submit the completed application via E-mail click the E-Mail button on the top of the application.

Follow the steps that adobe reader provides.

Alternatively you can also click on the print button on the top of the application and your completed application will print. You can bring it to the Events Center, in Suite 203, or you can fax it to the attention of Megan Lupini at 607-777-6034. Additionally it can be mailed to:

Binghamton University, Athletics
Megan Lupini
PO Box 6000- Event Center
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Important: You cannot save the completed application to your computer, if the E-mail function does not work please print out the application and bring it in or fax it.

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