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Graduate Assistant - Athletics - Baseball Coach

Graduate Assistant - Athletics - Baseball Coach

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/15/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Summary:  

The Graduate Assistant Coach will develop and refine transferable skills and other professional responsibilities by assisting the Head Coach of the respective sport with all aspects of and NCAA Division III sport – with primary responsibility for identifying, recruiting, and retaining academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for their program. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.  As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating: service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.
  • Travel to tournaments, high schools, special events, etc., to identify academically and athletically qualified prospects for the respective sports program.
  • Responsible for engaging with recruits and student-athletes to foster a safe and positive environment for them to learn, train, and grow.  
  • Foster a positive environment where student-athletes can learn, grow, and reach their potential; serve as a mentor, advisor, positive role model, and exemplar of good character and integrity; monitor discipline and conduct of student-athletes to foster personal growth and ensure adherence to community standards and appropriate codes of conduct/expectations. 

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain compliance with all university, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) and NCAA policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Assist with skill instruction, practice planning, game strategy, etc.
  • Use university and NCAA web-based systems and software. 
  • Attend Athletics Department Staff Meetings.

Qualifications/Education: 

  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University.
  • Bachelor’s degree and successful experience as a student-athlete and/or work study student is preferred.  
  • Commitment to be a good colleague and team player.      
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, strong leadership, communication, organizational, and team-building skills/capabilities; ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks/projects in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Commitment to fostering a positive student-athlete experience where safety, health, and well-being of student-athletes is paramount.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Frequent travel is required.