Graduate Assistants at Colorado Christian University (CCU) are responsible for assisting the head coaches in all areas necessary to ensure the spiritual, academic, and athletic success of the program. The graduate assistant must understand the dynamics of a small university setting and be a committed member of the CCU Department of Athletics as well as the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide assistance to the coaching staff in all functional areas of the program including:
Practices for varsity team
Home and away contests
Other aspects of the program as determined by the Head Coach (e.g. recruiting fundraising, travel)
Integrate Christian faith into coaching, including Christian mentoring/discipleship of female volleyball athletes
Minister to those outside the team with the gospel through the platform of volleyball
Assist coaching staff with any additional responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree required, as well as acceptance into a CCU graduate program
Strong knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and ability to pass NCAA coaching test
Two to four years of collegiate-level coach/player experience at the NCAA level preferred
Experience with integrating discipleship and evangelism into a volleyball program desired
Exhibit strong knowledge of volleyball and ability to communicate that knowledge effectively to student-athletes
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact appropriately with college student-athletes.
Experience in a similar private Christian institution desirable.
Job requires graduate assistant to obtain CDL driver license.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You will be required to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends. Local and regional travel is expected. National travel is possible.
Monthly stipend of $583. Tuition waiver available for graduate classes at Colorado Christian University. Recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.
Additional Salary Information: Monthly stipend of $583. Tuition waiver available for graduate classes at Colorado Christian University. Recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.
The mission of Colorado Christian University is to cultivate knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world.