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Women’s Volleyball – Graduate Assistant

Date: January 10, 2024

Position Title: Women’s Volleyball Graduate Assistant

Department: Women’s Volleyball – Athletics

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience: Background in the sport of volleyball
  • Abilities: 
    • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams;
    • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgment;
    • Good written and oral communication skills;
    • 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.


Position Summary: WPU strives to create a vibrant learning community for all of its members, including students, staff, and faculty. To help foster that community, 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 HAAC regulations and guidelines.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the women’s volleyball budget. All purchases need to be approved by the head coach.
  • Assist with recruiting and retaining student-athletes.
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings.
  • Assist with coordination of travel plans with the Transportation Director.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes and monitor discipline procedures within your sport.
  • Encourage/monitor attendance and academic performance as directed by the head coach.
  • Assist with annual inventory.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Fulfill all obligations, as established by your program, for the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
  • Be loyal and supportive of the Staff, Faculty and Administration.
  • Always follow the Chain of Command.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Training Staff
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic events as needed by the administration.
  • All Other duties as assigned.


Reports to: Head Coach, Lauren Eldridge

Supervises: Assigned Athletes

Evaluation: Performance will be the responsibility of the Head Coach

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Graduate Assistant position (Minimum of 2 years)

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Send cover letter, resume and at least 3 references:

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