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Sport Management Department Chair and Program Director - Teaching and Research

Primary Responsibilities:
The fellow will be engaged in supporting the SMRT department chair and graduate program
director with teaching and scholarly research support. Duties may include any of the following:
 Primary support for Departmental assessment and instructional initiatives to improve
curriculum and majors at both the graduate and undergraduate level
 Responsible for researching instructional best practices in all majors to support faculty
 Responsible for researching and analysis of accreditation practices for department majors
 Responsibility for researching and creating instructional materials for all courses in the
 Assisting the faculty with research and creative activities related to the field
 May include learning objectives assessment support
Narrative: The GF 95 position is primarily responsible for instructional support and development
and professional activities associated with Department-related academic programming needs.
This is not limited to researching and support for accreditation needs, research and support of
Department instruction (classroom instruction as needed), and supporting all professional and
scholarly activity, including conference and service learning presentations or activities. The
fellow must have a strong knowledge of Department (primarily sport management) projects and
assignments for grading or undergraduate student advising. Fellows are responsible for
cultivating service learning, professional relationships in support of instructional and creative
activities. The fellow is also responsible for Department academic assessment data collection
support for all majors. This person will be responsible for occasion Executive Summaries in
support of research, recruiting and program development
Secondary Responsibilities:
Secondary duties can include:
 Coordination and facilitation of speaker visits
 Administrative responsibilities associated with marketing and recruitment efforts of the
 Assisting the faculty member with doing administrative duties associated with research,
such as data entry.
 Other office management tasks including social media and Moodle management.

Narrative: The GF95 fellow has secondary responsibilities to support recruiting and marketing
Department recruiting for all majors, including attending graduate fairs or manning recruiting
booths. The fellow may also be required to manage social media and/or technology associated
with academics and advising. This fellow is responsible for lecture speaker support

Fellowship Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
 Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills in order to work
effectively with students, field professionals, faculty, and prospective student and parents.
 Knowledge and interest in the Sport and Recreation fields
 Possess great leadership skills
 Comfortable with Microsoft Office, Moodle and other similar technology

Position Requirements:
The Fellow must be a full-time graduate student at Springfield College in good standing and in a
field of study related to the Fellowship. A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain driver
safety certification is recommended.