Summary: Under the daily supervision of the head coach, the Graduate Assistant Coach is also responsible for the recruitment, retention, and academic success of student athletes. The Graduate Assistant Coach is expected to affirm, model, and cultivate the Christ-centered mission of Montreat College and the Athletic Department. In addition to coaching, this position assists with control and oversight of budgets and scheduling of athletic games. The Graduate Assistant coach will be responsible to maintain compliance with and must have knowledge of the NAIA, AAC and college rules and regulations. Graduate Assistants must maintain academic standing during their graduate program and observe the maximum weekly work hour requirement.
Duties in Assisting the Head Coach: •Conduct programs in accordance with the NAIA guidelines, and within the Christ-centered mission of Montreat College. •Provide a positive atmosphere that promotes a sense of community and fairness, organization, commitment, motivation, and accomplishment. •Stay current concerning rule changes, training techniques, and game strategies in their respective sports. •Encourage and uphold the NAIA Champions of Character Core Values and enforce appropriate behavior during all team practices, contests, and any other team related activities. •Develop and implement strategies for recruiting exceptional student athletes to attend Montreat College. •Keep accurate records of student athlete participation and general team data. •Maintain CPR/AED certification. •Maintain van certification through Montreat College; communicate maintenance issues and maintain cleanliness of vans. •Perform additional duties as assigned by Head Coach and/or Athletic Director.
Skills: A.Essential Job Functions
1.Excellent writing skills 2.Excellent oral communication and relationship skills 3.Excellent recruiting skills to meet annual roster expectations. 4.Efficiency in computer applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.) 5.Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions. 6.Hear and understand telephone conversations. 7.Ability to coordinate different tasks simultaneously. 8.Move about the campus freely (including all facilities) 9.Working knowledge of game/facility preparation 10.Ability to multi-task
B.Leadership Qualities 1.Work closely with the Admissions and Financial Aid office. 2.Articulate a clear vision for the athletics program. 3.Set goals and objectives based on the needs and capabilities of the population served. 4.Articulate and promote student learning and development in the following areas: a.Spiritually b.Academically c.Character d.Athletic Excellence 5.Prescribe and practice ethical behavior. 6.Where appropriate, recruit, select, supervise, and develop others in the organization. 7.Manage financial resources. 8.Plan, budget for, and evaluate personnel and programs.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution is required. Extra consideration will be given to candidates with successful recruiting, athletic development, and/or collegiate playing experience, as well as experience with/and training goalkeepers. Candidates must support and affirm the College’s faith statement and Community Life Covenant: https://www.montreat.edu/about/mission/
About Montreat College
Montreat College is an independent, Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career, all for the glory of God.
We are more much more than a Christian college. We provide a broad, rigorous liberal arts curriculum for traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students. We also provide leading accelerated programs for adult students, including graduate, professional, and online degree programs. Our goal is to provide higher education that is high quality, relevant, and diverse—united by a single, clear focus.