Lakeland University
  • 12-May-2017 to 11-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Sheboygan, WI, USA
  • Contract

Position: Men's Soccer - Graduate Assistant

Reports To: Head Men's Soccer Coach

POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for specifically designated aspects of the men's soccer program, exercises independent judgment in providing technical expertise in the fundamentals of soccer, teaching student-athletes basic and advanced skills, and assisting the Head Athletic Coach in management of the team through recruiting, program development, fund-raising, promotional activities, and related assigned responsibilities.  

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS All Lakeland staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of Lakeland;
  • Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS A successful candidate will be a positive role model to our student-athletes on and off the field and exhibit strong leadership and strive to develop those leadership capabilities within our student-athletes.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Monitoring and assisting student-athletes with academic success
  • Effectively recruiting quality student-athletes
  • Assisting the head coach with any/all aspects of the program.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree and acceptance into the Lakeland University graduate school program are required.
  • Experience and/or coaching playing soccer are required.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions is required
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • Ability to effectively  manage time and priorities;
  • Ability to prioritize office workflow and make effective administrative decisions to increase efficiency, accuracy, and productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with a variety of individuals;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products;
  • Demonstrates organizational ability, and attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment ;
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.

Must be able to perform essential position functions outlined above.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

 

Lakeland University is an equal opportunity employer/educator.

Lakeland University
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