Location: Pullman, WA
Role Type: Athletics
Washington State University
Washington State University

McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI): The purpose of the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to provide minorities- known as MLI Future Leaders - a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Mentorship. Coaches participating in the initiative are Ambassadors of the program and will serve as mentors to the Future Leaders on their campuses. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree to apply.

This position will gain valuable experience across a variety of units within WSU Athletics, with a focus on student-athlete experience, entrepreneurship, creative services, and name, image, and likeness. The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Student-Athlete Innovation, under the Cougar Pursuit program, with regular interaction with the Director of Athletics, compliance, and creative services.

Duration: August 2022 - July 2023

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating personal branding, entrepreneurship, and name, image, and likeness education.
  • Collaborate with Athletic Communications, Marketing, Athletics Development, and Creative Services to provide storytelling strategies of student-athlete experiences.
  • Serve as a producer and project manager for student-athlete experience storytelling.
  • Establish proactive creative content ideas focused on student-athlete experiences.
  • Participate in professional development programming within the athletic department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Must adhere to all Washington State University,  PAC12 & NCAA rules and regulations.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Effective and flexible communication skills

Stipend: $30,000

MLI Job ID: 103


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.