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Softball – Graduate Assistant

Date: June 8, 2023

Position Title: Softball Graduate Assistant (2 openings)

Department: Athletics

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience:
    • Background in softball
  • Abilities: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Acceptance into the MBL or SMGT graduate program at WPU
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Background in softball, previous collegiate experience preferred
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines
    • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building and communication skills
    • Willing to work long longs

Position Summary:
William Penn University strives to create a vibrant learning community for all of its members, including students, staff, and faculty. To help foster that community, our Graduate Assistants will lead by example and develop others’ leadership capabilities, employ relevant technologies, and actively demonstrate the Quaker virtues of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.


  • Administer your sport in total compliance with William Penn, NAIA and HEART regulations and guidelines;
  • Monitor and stay within designated budget. All purchases need to be approved by the head coach;
  • Assist with recruiting and retaining student-athletes;
  • Positive role model for student-athletes and monitor disciplinary procedures within the program;
  • Oversee Junior Varsity program;
  • Attend Department meetings;
  • Encourage/monitor attendance and academic performance, oversee weekly study hall;
  • Organize community service volunteering as established by the program for the NAIA Champions of Character initiative;
  • Manage and communicate team fundraising;
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times;
  • Apparel distribution and game-day uniform distribution;
  • Cooperate and communicate with training and strength staff;
  • Assist with annual inventory;
  • Be loyal and supportive to all Faculty, Staff and Administration
  • All other duties assigned by Head coach

Reports to: Head Softball Coach

Start Date: August 1, 2023

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Graduate Assistant (minimum of 2 years

Closing Date of Position: Until Filled

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.