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Elmhurst University, Graduate Assistant

By IWLCA Admin, 04/19/21, 1:15PM EDT

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The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program. Duties include recruitment of qualified student athletes, assisting in daily coaching and planning practices, and scouting and game preparation. Candidate must have a commitment to upholding the academic and athletic mission of the University.  Other job-related duties as assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics.  The compensation and benefits package includes tuition waiver and a stipend.

REPORTING AND SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP(S):

  • Direct reporting relationship to: Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Aide the head coach in the organization and operation of an effective and competitive lacrosse program.
  • Assist the head coach in the coordination of recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Maintain and update a sufficient inventory of legal equipment. Oversee the issuing and collecting of all equipment, uniforms, supplies, and materials. 
  • Coordinate all team travel arrangements for the program.
  • Attend all pre-season conditioning and non-traditional season practices for the Women’s Lacrosse Program. Attend and participate in all team planning sessions with coaching staff.
  • Aide in the planning, organizing, and executing of all in-season practice sessions for lacrosse. 
  • Conducts on-field coaching during intercollegiate contests as set by the head coach.
  • In charge of academic monitoring of student athletes, and reports to head coach on academic progress.
  • Develop and carry out fund-raising projects when appropriate.
  • Works closely with the head coach and Sports Information Director pertaining to all media relations.  Provide information for the promotional needs of game programs, team media guides, recruiting brochures and other publications.
  • Responsible for reporting to the media (SID) all scores, statistics, and game results when competing on the road.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Elmhurst University, NCAA, CCIW and rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to NCAA Compliance Regulations.
  • Endorses and supports other sports within the Athletic Department and fulfill other secondary duties as outlined by the head coach or director of athletics.
  • Endorses and supports other areas within Student Affairs, the Dean of Students staff including attendance at all meetings and service on committees when appointed.
  • Interacts with all other college constituencies and actively participate in their events.
  • Performs all summer duties (recruitment, summer camps, and clinics) and special projects as assigned by the head coach.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of Elmhurst University and the Women’s Lacrosse Program.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the head coach.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions (temperatures varying from below 32 degrees to over 90 degrees) for periods of over one hour, subject to hazards such as proximity to moving parts, electrical current, etc., and involves heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly in order to move objects.  Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and lift 50 pounds.  Must be willing to work overtime, including weekends, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous coaching/teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with Division III athletics.
  • Recruiting skills and interest.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to Kali Bills, kali.bills@elmhurst.edu