Central Washington University is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to serve as graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team in Ellensburg, Washington. CWU is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). The Graduate Assistant Coach will work under the leadership of Head Coach Randi Richardson-Thornley and Assistant Coach Jessica Richardson. The graduate assistant will assist with all aspects of the program. Specific duties will include management of team travel, social media, academic monitoring, film upload and breakdown, recruiting assistance, fundraising assistance, camp/clinic assistance, implementation of team and individual workouts, and other duties as assigned. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and acceptance into a master’s program at Central Washington University is required. Seeking candidates with prior college playing experience as the NCAA level. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest as well as a resume and contact information for three professional references to Head Coach Randi Richardson-Thornley at Randi.Richardson@cwu.edu Benefits: Graduate Assistant Position includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $8,500.
Position Expectations: Job begins September 2021. Non-traditional hours, 5-6 days per week, morning, night, weekends to be expected. Position includes physical working conditions on the basketball court and in the athletics weight room. Preferred skills include the use of Microsoft Excel, Synergy Web Editor, Adobe Photoshop, and the management of multiple Social Media platforms.
Location: Ellensburg, WA http://www.cwu.edu/ CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Prior college basketball playing or coaching experience.
About Central Washington University
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.