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Eastern University, Graduate Assistant

By IWLCA Admin, 07/01/20, 1:00PM EDT

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The Women’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant will assist with all aspects of the program and support the Head Coach both on and off the field. The Graduate Assistant will work tirelessly to recruit, coach, teach, and form relationships with our student-athletes during their time on campus. Will also assist with planning prospective student-athlete’s campus visits. Ability to engage in fundraising opportunities both on and off campus for the betterment of the team and University. Included with the position: Up to 18 credits (annually) of tuition remission, stipend and meal plan.

Position Responsibilities

  • Attend recruiting events in Fall, Spring and Summer. Recruit student athletes who embody Eastern’s core mission and values.
  • Able to communicate well with peers and Head Coach.
  • Assist in all aspects of coaching including practice planning, game film breakdown, holding individual skill sessions, etc.
  • Assists with fundraising, road trips, spring break, prospective student athlete’s campus visits, official visit, and team bonding activities.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and the student-athlete experience.
  • Ability to work together with members of the athletic department staff and the student athletes on campus.
  • Creativity for our social media platforms.
  • Embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
  • Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join to achieve our common mission.
  • Monitor and adhere to Eastern University, Title IX, NCAA and MAC policies, procedures and guidelines

Accountability and Oversight

A.  Reports to:  Elizabeth Gainer, Head Coach

B.  Supervisor:  Eric McNelley, Director of Athletics     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, with interest in pursuing a Master’s degree at Eastern University. Demonstrate knowledge in NCAA DIII rules along with the MAC Conference.
  • Ability to use photo shop.
  • The ability, and desire, to work successfully within a team-oriented department environment is required.  A commitment to the Division III philosophy of athletics, a working knowledge of NCAA rules, and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain and mentor student-athletes is essential.  Candidates must exhibit an understanding of, and support for, the University’s Christian Mission. 
  • Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and organization skills and an ability to effectively communicate the mission and vision of Eastern University and the Athletic Department to alumni and friends of the university.

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to:

Elizabeth Gainer
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
Eastern University
Elizabeth.gainer@eastern.edu