Founded in 1887, Alverno College (AC) is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college for undergraduate women sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis. The college also offers a robust array of graduate and degree completion programs for women and men. Student learning and personal and professional development are the central focus of everyone in the Alverno College community. As Wisconsin’s first designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Alverno enrolls a highly diverse student body of virtually every demographic and experience. It is an institution that has revered tradition and encouraged innovation for more than 130 years. Alverno College is seeking applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant-Women’s Softball. The individual will be a member of the Alverno College athletic team and provide support to the softball program. This position is a two-year position with the candidate pursuing a graduate degree from Alverno College. It includes tuition remission and a $7,000-10,000 stipend depending on start date. Anticipated start date: Spring 2021 (this position can start earlier depending on applicant and program of study.)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
Provide support to the respective sport program in accordance with the NCAA, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), and Alverno College policies. Attend and assist the Head Coach with all practices and games. Incorporate the philosophy of the Alverno curriculum into practices and games. Assist in scheduling and providing transportation which may include driving student-athletes to games. Carry out scouting assignments as outlined by the Head Coach. Participate in the on-going recruitment of student-athletes, both during and out of the respective sport season. Promote Alverno athletics in a positive manner on and off campus. Maintain good relationships with students, parents, staff, faculty, officials, volunteers and fans. Other responsibilities may include participating in department meetings, committees, and official College functions when appropriate and managing home game events.
Qualifications Requires acceptance into one of the graduate programs at Alverno College. In addition, the following is required:
Previous coaching and/or playing experience in assigned sport
Substantial knowledge of technical aspects of the sport and ability to examine new theories pertinent to the field
Substantial knowledge of NCAA regulations and understanding of NACC regulations
The ability to work in a team setting and work effectively with a variety of audiences and departments
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary to attend practices and events
Valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets the qualifications of an Alverno driver
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.
Education Requires Bachelor’s degree with acceptance into one of the graduate programs at Alverno College. Here is the list of eligible programs for graduate assistants at Alverno College:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Educational Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Science in Community Psychology
Masters of Art in Music and Liturgy
Master of Music Therapy
About Alverno College
Alverno College, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a private liberal arts college with an internationally acclaimed ability-based program and diverse student body. A Catholic College founded by the School Sisters of Saint Francis, we are dedicated to the undergraduate education of women while serving men and women in our adult and graduate programs. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences in the classroom, in study abroad opportunities and in professional internships related to their major. These experiences, among others, have resulted in Alverno College being recognized as the “Most Innovative School” among Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. For the seventh consecutive year, Alverno was also ranked in the top four in the Midwest in the “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category.
Alverno is an equal opportunity employer and committed to workplace diversity.