The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia, is actively seeking candidates for a Graduate Assistant Coach for our men's soccer program. Candidates must have a commitment to upholding the academic and athletic mission of the College.
The central focus for this position is to coordinate and assist with all aspects of the team by performing the following responsibilities:
Assist with daily coaching and planning practices.
Implement practice plans/activities as well as track player development.
Assist with scouting and game preparation and the recruitment of qualified student-athletes to the program.
Make team travel arrangements including but not limited to reservations for buses, vans, drivers and hotel accommodations.
Distribution and tracking of soccer gear.
Run team study hall and maintain academic progress reports.
Make game day preparations.
Travel arrangements and campus tours for recruits.
Assist in recruiting and retention.
General office duties including pickup and drop off mail.
Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and be accepted into graduate program at UPIKE.
NSCAA National is preferred but not required.
2-4 months experience with recruiting preferred.
1-2 years of experience with player skill development, game planning, and practice preparation preferred.
Must be able to abide by the standards set by the Head Coach to maintain a high degree of trust and quality assurance.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with all members of the College community.
Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, printer, fax machine, copier.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly with Word and Excel.
Must be able to perform simple calculations.
Must be familiar with creating online travel arrangements.
** Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.
About University of Pikeville
Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers.The University of Pikeville is located in Pikeville, a vibrant community in East Kentucky. Pikeville is one of the state's leading financial centers and has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Small Towns" in America.The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is the leading higher education institution of Central Appalachia, maintaining a commitment to Christian principles and respecting a variety of religious expressions. Students may earn either associate or baccalaureate degrees in a variety of majors with a liberal arts and science foundation; master's degrees may be earned in Business Administration (MBA) and Education (MA); and doctoral degrees may be earned in osteopathic medicine (DO) and optometry (OD).