Averett University, a Division III member of the NCAA and USA South is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach - Graduate Assistant. This position is a part-time coaching position open to those who are in the process of enrolling in a graduate degree program at Averett University or have recently been accepted to a graduate program at the University. Continuous enrollment with good academic standing in one of Averett University’s graduate programs is a requirement of this position. .
Qualifications •Bachelor’s degree and successful coaching, playing, and/or teaching experience is required. •Experience at the intercollegiate level is preferred. •Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record required. •Graduate Assistants must be in and remain in good academic standing while continuously enrolled in an Averett University graduate program.
Compensation Package Graduate Assistants will be provided a compensation package that includes a salary stipend, a stipend for room and board, and graduate program tuition remission with the expectation that they will participate in team nutrition tables; be visible in the dining hall and residence halls after hours to support the Residence Life program; support the afterhours emergency response protocol in place for the University; support and engage students and student athletes in learning opportunities outside of the classroom and playing field through the student life program. Assist in study hall monitoring and academic progress evaluation in support of the Student Success Office.
Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations. •Almost constant interaction with others requiring communication, both in-person and by telephone •Visual acuity required to perform duties to include oversight of activities of others, use of computer, driving, reading, etc. •Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, function well in a noisy and distracting environment, and work closely with others as part of a team •Ability to operate a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license required •Frequently will need to strength move or carry 10-25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. •Frequent standing, sitting (meetings, driving, riding), and walking •Occasional work requiring reaching and handling of supplies/files/paperwork, bending to retrieve items from low shelves/cabinets or twisting. •At time may experience time pressure or emergency situations •At times may need to push/pull items such as drawers, tables, chairs; stepping up on stools. •At times may need to use office equipment such as printer, copier, fax, scanner, cameras, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, etc. •Primary work location is outdoors •Work environment typically does not include an environment that is hazardous to health and safety, although will require extended periods working outdoors, sometimes in extreme temperatures, with noisy conditions, and wetness/humidity INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and Three Professional References to: GA Selection Committee, c/o Kelly Ryan, Averett University, 420 West Main St., Danville, Virginia 24541 Email address: email@example.com Please use this link to find more information about the graduate programs at Averett University. https://gps.averett.edu/graduate-assistant-position/
Responsibilities As coach, the Graduate Assistant is responsible for: • Designing exercises and activity programs for student athletes to teach and build skills and knowledge of the sport. • Evaluating student performance, including skill levels, areas needing improvement, and attendance. • Working with supervisor as assigned to discuss student assignments, plans, strategies, and issues. • Delivering lectures and presentations on skills, techniques, and other educational topics. • Organizing and conducting practices and contests in all aspects necessary to run a competitive Division III program. • Recruiting a diverse group of qualified student athletes for successful participation at the varsity athletic level • Advising and supervising team members, captains, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) team representatives and team managers. • Demonstrating leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the coaching profession; adhering to all college and professional sport association guidelines. • Adhering to all NCAA, USA South and sport rules and regulations. • Serving as game administrator at intercollegiate contests as assigned by the department and/or assisting in other assigned duties in support of the department and program
About Averett University
Averett at a Glance
Status: Four-year college, fully accredited, private, co-educational, traditional residential at Danville campus
Student body: Almost 1900 total students, including more than 870 traditional undergraduates from 23 states and 14 countries and Puerto Rico; approximately 1,000 adult learners in the Non-Traditional programs (IDEAL and GPS)
Student body diversity: total study body: 45% male/55% female; 35% minority; less than 5% are Non-Resident Aliens
Traditional, undergraduate, degree-seeking, full-time students are 50% male and 50% female; less than 5% are Non-Resident Aliens, 33% are Black or African American, 3.5% are Hispanic, and less than 2% are another minority race or ethnicity
Non-Traditional, undergraduate degree-seeking students are 42% male and 58% female; 29% are Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic, and approximately 2% are another minority race or ethnicity
Academics: 30+ undergraduate majors, minors and special programs; 3 Master’s programs
Student-Faculty ratio: 13 to 1 undergraduate
Average class size: 12 for all programs
Athletics: 13 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams for traditional undergr...aduate students competing in the USA South conference
Religious affiliation: Baptist General Association of Virginia – Averett welcomes students from all faiths or no faith backgrounds
Value: Financial aid packages for traditional undergrads lower cost by almost 40% on average, 99% receive some form of aid
Location: Main campus in Danville for traditional undergrads. Adult learner sites at Danville, Roanoke, Richmond, Quantico, Chesapeake and Newport News
If you want to learn in a traditional campus setting or if you are a working professional who needs convenience and flexibility, Averett has a degree program to fit your life. Founded in 1859 as a school for young women, Averett grew to become a fully accredited, co-educational, four-year college in 1971. Today, the university enrolls approximately 1,900 students from 23 states and 14 foreign countries and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 7 Virginia locations.