Graduate Assistant – Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description

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.


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 athletesfor successful participation at the varsity athletic level
  • Advising and supervising team members, captains, Student AthleteAdvisory 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 andsportrules and regulations.
  • Serving as gameadministrator at intercollegiate contests as assigned by the department and/or assisting in other assigned duties in support of the department and program.


  • 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 afterhoursemergency response protocol in place for the University; support and engage students and student athletesin 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 performanceof 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

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