Rockford University is accepting candidates for the position of Graduate Assistant for the Rockford Regent's Women's Basketball Program to begin May 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be able to work 30+ hours per week and receive 21 hours of tuition remission per year, room and board.
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 women’s basketball 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. •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. •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
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.”