Graduate Assistant (Throws) – Wheeling University

Institution: Wheeling University

Location: Wheeling, W.V.


Job Description

-Provides assistance to the head coach. Will assist with tactical play and analysis; individual technical advice; and game knowledge and experience. Other duties as assigned.
Key Accountability
-Coaching Assistance
Job Duties
-Responsible for assisting with player development both on an individual and team basis. Will coordinate and participate in specific practice training and fitness sessions relative to the sport; will schedule role specific targets by assessing individual players; and informs players of his/her responsibilities, duties and roles. Other duties as assigned.
Performance Standards
-Able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
-Ability to take and give direction
-Can coach athletes regardless of performance level.
-Helps athletes use their talents to achieve key goals.
-Ability to recognize athletes’ potential and works to build on it.
-Supports athletes going outside of their comfort zone.
-Encourages repeating and building upon areas of strength.
-Suggests methods to improve performance.
-Models success behaviors, a positive work manner and constant self-improvement.
Key Accountability
-Scouting and Recruiting Assistance
Job Duties
-Assists the Head Coach with the scouting and recruiting of future student athletes. Includes following all NCAA, conference and University regulations and guidelines; assessing athletic talent and academic performance of potential student athletes; determining who meets the athletic requirements and University academic standards; and coordinating scholarships per the University’s approved model. Other duties as assigned.
Performance Standards
-Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
-Able to communicate the University’s mission, vision and values.
-Maintains an approachable, professional demeanor.
-Builds rapport by listening, talking and encouraging others.
-Capitalizes on formal and informal networks to meet a goal.
-Displays passion and dedication for the University.
-Articulate and outgoing.
-Proficient (or ability to become proficient) with recruiting software.
General Support
-Supports and promotes the University’s sports’ programs. Other duties as assigned.
-Displays a positive demeanor.
-Capable of prioritizing needs with deadlines.
-Ability to relate to others in a professional, positive manner.
-Promotes events / activities
Minimum Education Level Required
-Bachelor’s Degree. Must be enrolled in a WJU master’s degree program for the extent of the Graduate Assistantship. *3.0 GPA required.
Minimum Experience Level Required
-One year collegiate playing experience.
Physical Demands Required
-Required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel objects; lift and / or move up to 50lbs; reach with hands and arms, climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and / or move up to 100lbs; have vision abilities that include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
-Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and moderate noise level that can be loud depending on the circumstances.
Compliance Responsibilities Required
-Read, interpret and apply policies and procedures in assigned area; document as required by policies and procedures; maintains qualifications and certification(s); and completes annual training as required by position.
-Required to have a valid driver’s license. Must pass NCAA Compliance Exam. Knowledge of FERPA and HIPPA.

Job Categories

NCAA Division II, Part-Time

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