Graduate Assistant - Baseball

Lakeland University Plymouth, WI
POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for specifically designated aspects of the basketball program, exercises independent judgment in providing technical expertise in the fundamentals of basetball, teaching student-athletes basic and advanced skills, and assisting the Head Athletic Coach in management of the team through recruiting, program development, fund-raising, promotional activities, and related assigned responsibilities.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: All Lakeland staff members are expected to:

* Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland and a commitment to its stated mission;

* Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of Lakeland;

* Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;

* Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;

* Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;

* Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;

* Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;

* Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive;

* Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

A successful candidate will be a positive role model to our student-athletes on and off the field, exhibit strong leadership, and strive to develop those leadership capabilities within our student-athletes.

Responsibilities also include:

* Monitoring and assisting student-athletes with academic success

* Effectively recruiting quality student-athletes

* Assisting the head coach with any/all aspects of the program.

OTHER DUTIES

* Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's Degree and acceptance into the Lakeland University graduate school program are required.

* Experience and/or coaching basetball are required.

* Must have an acceptable driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

* Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions is required

* Demonstrate ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;

* Ability to effectively manage time and priorities;

* Ability to prioritize office workflow and make effective administrative decisions to increase efficiency, accuracy, and productivity;

* Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with a variety of individuals;

* Strong critical thinking skills;

* Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products;

* Demonstrates organizational ability, and attention to detail and accuracy;

* Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment ;

* Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

* Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

* Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Lakeland University is an equal opportunity employer/educator