The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant – Men’s and Women’s Soccer position. This position reports directly to the Men’s and Women’s Head Soccer Coaches for all matters related to the Soccer program and will work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, faculty, administration and staff..
This is a 12-month position responsible for collaboration with the head coaches of the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program, including the administration of day-to-day aspects of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III soccer program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes’ academic progress and degree completion.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties:
Assist in the management of the day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII soccer program in coordination with the head coaches
Work with the goalkeepers for both programs in individual training and assessment
Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with UNIVERSITY and NCAA DIII policies & procedures
Scheduling and travel arrangements
Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative
Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar
Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence
Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Administration
Serve as event day administrator as assigned
Design, market and manage summer youth camps and clinics in coordination with the head coaches
Serve as facility monitor for safety and well-being of participants in athletic activities
Education and Experience:
· A Bachelor’s Degree is required with an emphasis in Kinesiology, Sport Management or a related field preferred.
· The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
· Must have the ability to relate and interact with a diverse group of students.
· Basic proficiency level in Excel and Word software with the ability to prepare Word documents and spreadsheets.
· Experience playing soccer including goalkeeping experience preferred.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About University of St. Thomas - Houston
Private Catholic institution of higher education in Houston, Texas