-Compensation may consist of a tuition waiver, an annual stipend and meal plan for a full-time Graduate Assistant (GA) -Typically, a full-time GA is required to work 20 hours per week from mid-August to mid-May -Accepted into a Master’s Degree Program at Hood College is required.
Under the general direction of the Head Coach for Men’s Soccer and Director of Athletics, the Graduate Assistant for Men’s Soccer is responsible for training and recruiting student-athletes. Additionally, 20 hours each week will be dedicated one or more areas in athletics: fundraising, game management, alumni relations, fitness center supervision, intramurals, event planning, sports information, and social media. Instruction should include, but not limited to the rules, strategies, and techniques relating to practice and competition in this sport. The Graduate Assistant will also support the mission and goals of the Athletic Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coaching Men’s Soccer (50%)
Assist with the planning and development of the soccer program;
Train and coach during practice sessions;
Assist with team academic monitoring;
Work with head coach and admissions on recruiting;
Assist in team fundraising;
Assist with soccer field maintenance.
Athletic Assistance (50%)
Help manage the fitness center, including scheduling, and equipment maintenance;
Create new programs for all students to utilize the fitness center;
Assist the intramural coordinator with season intramurals;
Assist with event planning (athletic banquet, fundraisers, golf tournament);
Work with alumni relations on creating and updating our student-athlete database of alumni;
Work with our sports information director on social media; newsletters and interviews;
Assist with our corporate sponsorship outreach;
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of soccer are required.
Ability to effectively communicate with students, coaches, college administrators and parents;
High level of independence and organization is required;
Available for weekend, evening, spring/fall breaks and early morning practices and events;
Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
Must have valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s degree and full acceptance into one of the Hood College’s graduate programs required. Proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years’ experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Strong computer proficiency in internet applications, SportsWare, Google System and Microsoft Office Suite Productivity products, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint. Proficient with internet and email; and ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.
Ability to read and interpret medical documents and NCAA guidelines. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customer, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually by using a calculator which apply to athletic trainers. Ability to apply concepts to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Internal Number: GRADU01712
About Hood College
Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college.
Hood offers 28 bachelor’s degrees, 25 concentrations, 47 minors, and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and law. Hood’s Graduate School serves the needs of Frederick and surrounding regions with 19 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 10 graduate certificate programs. The graduate programs provide leading-edge content in business, STEM, the humanities and education.
Hood is located in a fantastic college town; students are within walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants and a vibrant downtown. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor provides students countless internship and research opportunities.
The Blazers compete as a member of NCAA Division III and hold membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference.