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Augsburg University, Graduate Assistant

By IWLCA Admin, 04/23/21, 1:30PM EDT


Augsburg University is seeking candidates for the Augsburg Fellowship Program (graduate assistant).


  • The Augsburg Fellowship Program provides professional experience in coaching which complements graduate instruction and research. The fellow is responsible for assisting the head coach with the development and success of their sport. 
  • The fellow will be expected to recruit prospective student-athletes through emails, mailings, phone calls, campus visits, home visits, scouting, evaluation and web-based recruiting programs (ie Front Rush), pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations.
  • The fellow will assist the head coach with planning training and practice sessions based on the strategy and philosophy of the program. Perform all practice coaching responsibilities. They will assist the head coach with game-planning and coaching. They will provide individual and group skill instruction and player development. 
  • Fellows will be expected to develop group/team cohesion and serve as a guide, resource and mentor to student-athletes. They will assist with motoring academic progress of student-athletes in connection with the coaching staff, academic support staff, compliance officer and athletic director.
  • The Fellow will supervise work-study students/team managers/volunteers as assigned. They will assist the head coach with organizing team travel, lodging, meals, equipment, budget and team fundraisers as assigned. The fellow will establish and maintain connections/relationships with alumni as assigned.
  • The Fellow will develop and implement an on-going professional development plan. They will be expected to adhere to the MIAC Code of Ethics and follow MIAC and NCAA guidelines and regulations while representing a positive image of the athletic program, the University, faculty, staff and alumni.


  • The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program
  • The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term (6 credits). 
  • The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, or is not able to maintain satisfactory academic standing, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow.
  • The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc.
  • In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.



  • Bachelors degree required
  • Valid drivers license required
  • At least three (3) years of playing/coaching experienced required, recruiting experience preferred.


  • Candidates should have competitive playing and/or coaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in a diverse work environment, be attentive to details, have the ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment, maintain confidentiality, show initiative, handle frequent interruptions and manage projects while keeping an organized workflow.


Applicants MUST submit the following documents using the link below:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Professional references will be requested at a later date. 


Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.  Please see more about Augsburg's commitment to diversity and inclusion below. 


Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers:  the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. All faculty members are encouraged to develop significant, experiential learning opportunities in collaboration with one or more of these centers through curricular and co-curricular programming in our main campus in Minneapolis, as well as our satellite site in Rochester, MN, and academic centers in Central America and Southern Africa. Faculty members also design and offer Study-Away programs across all fifty states.

 For more than a decade, Augsburg's commitment to intentional diversity has been reflected in the student body as Black, Indigenous and other students of color have to comprise more than 70% of the student body. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.