Graduate Assistant, Fitness Center/Game Management - Volunteer Coach, Field Hockey
Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, the Graduate Assistant (GA), working in athletics, will assist the Fitness Center Coordinator in all services and programs of the fitness center on a daily basis. The Fitness Center Coordinator is responsible for scheduling supervision so that all students, faculty, and staff can use this facility. The Graduate Assistant will also support the mission and goals of the athletic department. The field hockey assistance will be, under the general direction of the field hockey head coach and will assist in recruiting qualified student-athletes to the program, instruct and develop the student-athletes, assist with game preparation, and community involvement. Instruction will include, but not limited to the rules, strategies, and techniques relating to practice and competition in this sport.
Accepted into a Master's Degree Program at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is required.
Compensation may consist of a tuition waiver and an annual stipend for a full-time GA.
Typically a full-time GA is required to work 20 hours per week from mid-August to mid-May.
Fitness Center/Game Management (40%)
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in fitness center on a daily basis.
Assist in overall management and supervision of the fitness center.
Maintain and inventory equipment.
Help develop budget for necessary equipment.
Complete other duties as assigned by the Fitness Center Coordinator.
Represent Department of Athletics at selected home athletic events.
Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (30%)
Assist the head coach to organize and conduct practices during the traditional season (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional (or out of season) season practices may be required.
Assist the head coach to serve as the representative of the department and the College during team travel for in- and out-of-season competition.
Assist the head coach in management of operational budget issues: Participate in uniform and equipment purchase process; help plan and coordinate team travel under the supervision of Director of Athletics' Office; help develop and implement fund-raising strategies.
Assist the head coach to complete in-and off-season scheduling for the program. Work within NCAA guidelines regarding start of season, dates of competition and end of season.
Represent the Department of Athletics at all on-campus Admissions Open Houses and/or other predetermined events.
Other duties as assigned by the head coach.
Assist the head coach in developing a recruiting strategy to achieve recruiting goals as pre-approved with the Director of Athletics. Work with head coach and Office of Admission to recruit qualified prospective student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfers to **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. Included are off-campus contacts and evaluations as well as serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of volleyball are required.
Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
Must have valid driver's license.
Bachelor's degree required. Proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Proficient with internet and email. Ability to use available instructional technology resources to effectively teach in a manner conducive to classroom presentation including, but not limited to, use of audio visual equipment, computer, educational software, etc.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to develop marketing or promotion materials. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or others.
Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, resume and three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number.(i.e.c.smith, 18-0054).
The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, Apply On-line. If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email **** or ****.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.'s nondiscrimination policy, please visit ****Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)