Rockford University, a member of the NCAA DIII and the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, is seeking to fill a position as Graduate Assistant for Men's Volleyball. Evenings and weekends are required. Graduate Assistants will work a 30+ hours per week in exchange for tuition remission, monthly stipend and room and board.
SUMMARY: 1. To foster, mold, guide, lead, and direct student-athletes towards a quality educational experience in order to obtain the ultimate goal of a degree. 2. To develop a successful collegiate volleyball program and individual coaching philosophy through recruiting, off-season programs, practice planning, and in-season execution.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: • Recruiting phone calls, off-campus visits, setting up on-campus visits. • High School visits, both in and out of state. • Setting up and executing practices. • Game and practice coaching. • Game travel planning; meals, hotels. • Individual student-athlete meetings. • Weekly study table sessions. • Set up individual tutoring and learning sessions through the usage of Rockford University programs. • Classroom attendance and grade checks. • Strength and conditioning supervision. • Non-traditional practice season/open gym set up. • Film breakdown of both practice and game film.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: • Bachelors Degree. • Acceptance into the graduate program • Successful playing experience preferably at the collegiate level. • Position specific knowledge of the game • A valid driver's license and personal auto insurance • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Must be willing to take initiative and work hard • Working knowledge of Strength and Conditioning
TO APPLY: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
About Rockford University
Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in Rockford, Ill., a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The University offers over 70 majors, minors and programs, a return-to-college program in management studies, masters programs in business and teaching, and several community education programs. Rockford University is one of only 11 institutions in Illinois with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
Our mission includes providing an education “grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experiences.” Our vision builds on the life and work of our distinguished alumna, Jane Addams, and many others in her tradition. Founder of Hull House in Chicago in the late 19th Century, Addams worked at the nexus of the major historical and intellectual currents of the day. In 1931 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Our vision is to be “Jane Addams' college in the 21st century.”