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Women’s Soccer – Graduate Assistant

Position Title: Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant

Department: Athletics

Position Requirements and Preferences:


A. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.

B. Experience: Coaching experience required. Collegiate coaching experience preferred.

C. Abilities:

  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams
  • Independent decision making, ability to exercise good judgment, and use of critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent interruptions, hectic pace, and interaction with students, staff, alumni, and the public
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential
  • Willing to work long hours.


  • Administer your program to be in total compliance with William Penn, NAIA and HAAC regulations and policies.
  • Assemble high-achieving team for competition for 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of your budget. All purchase orders, expense forms and check requests must be submitted in a timely manner to the Athletic Director.
  • Monitor and submit all required documentation to the Director of Compliance and NAIA to assure eligibility for student-athletes.
  • Maintain the scholarship average designated by the University for all student-athletes in your program.
  • Coordinate and oversee an ethical process for recruiting and retaining student-athletes for your program. Each head coach is required to maintain FTE numbers as established by the University.
  • Attend all athletic department meetings.
  • Coordinate all team travel plans with the Transportation Director in a timely manner.
  • Assist the SID with news releases, media guides and other team related materials.
  • Be a positive role model for your team and monitor discipline guidelines with your team.
  • Submit an updated annual inventory of equipment, uniforms and supplies.
  • Monitor attendance and academic performance of your team members.
  • Consistently communicate with Admissions with your recruiting information.
  • Coordinate schedules for varsity and junior varsity teams.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Work with the Champions of Character Representative to assure that your program is fulfilling NAIA and Institutional guidelines.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Athletic Training Staff.
  • Be loyal and supportive with the Athletic Department staff, Administration and Faculty.
  • Will support the performance management system used by William Penn University and do formal quality reviews of your subordinates as per the guidelines established.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director

Reports to: Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Start Date: 06/01/2021

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Graduate Assistant – 2-year term

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to: Send cover letter and resume electronically to:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Email:

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.