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Graduate Assistant, Men's Soccer

STATUS:  Closed / Reviewing / Interviewing

POSITION OPENING:  Graduate Assistant, Menís Soccer    DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

DATE:  March 20, 2014                                                     POSITION:   Part-time

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Administrative)                            CLOSING DATE:   April 15, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provide assistance to the head coach for tactical play and analysis, inclusive of formations, individual technical advice, and the passing of game knowledge and experience, as well as, enhance team performance.  The graduate assistant will help with the recruitment of student-athletes for the Menís Soccer team.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a four-year college or university.  
  • Must be fully accepted into a Master's Degree program at Wheeling Jesuit University.  The position is contingent upon the candidate's actual enrollment in a Master's program.  
  • High level of playing experience.
  • Exposure to professional coaching
  • NCAA Certification Exam
  • Valid driverís license.
  • Must demonstrate competence working in a team environment, strong interpersonal and motivational skills, customer service orientation, excellent organizational skills, work ethic, and communication skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in player development both on an individual and team basis.
  • Assess squad and recognize different formations, technical and tactical possibilities, and training sessions and structure training and game situations accordingly.  This requires extensive knowledge and experience of games.  
  • Recognize individual talent for recruiting specific to team requirements through ongoing assessment of team performance.
  • Structure and participate in specific training and fitness techniques relative to the game.
  • Manage players and monitor grades and academic progress, supervising and assisting in weekly study groups.
  • Make instant decisions in pressure game situations.
  • Set role specific targets and goals by assessing individual players.  Inform players of their responsibilities, duties, roles, etc.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Application material must include:

  • Letter of application describing your relevant experience
  • Current resume
  • A copy of your full acceptance letter into the Masterís Program at WJU
  • Contact information for three to five references

   Wheeling Jesuit University
   Director of Human Resources       or         jobs@wju.edu
   316 Washington Avenue
   Wheeling WV 26003

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