Graduate Assistant, Wrestling

Graduate Assistant, Wrestling

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Head Wrestling Coach, the graduate assistant will perform duties related to the University’s wrestling program.  This is a two year, 20 hours/week, appointment not to exceed 800 hours/year.  Commitment runs from approximately August 5th –May 31st each of the two years. Messiah University campus.

Education Required: Bachelor's degree required; current enrollment in one of the degrees within the graduate program in Higher Education at Messiah University.

Experience Required: College wrestling experience required; some experience coaching at camps and clinics preferred.

Skills, Characteristics Required for Position:

  • Excellent organizational, time management and independent thinking skills.
  • Ability and willingness to follow through with assisting students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success.
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrable evidence of the ability to work with individuals of varying educational, financial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal, listening, written, judgement and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills that reflect timeliness, the ability to prioritize projects and intentional follow up
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Christian faith commitment required.

Special Working Conditions:  Required to work weekends and evenings as needed; valid driver's license.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist student athletes in development of athletic, spiritual and personal growth.
  • Physically participate in practice sessions.
  • Watch film and work one on one with student athletes as needed.
  • Assist Head Wrestling coach with administrative duties related to hosting events, scheduling travel, and facility management.
  • Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Secondary Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.