Graduate Assistant, Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving

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Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,700 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 23 varsity teams and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant (GA) for Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving.  This is a part-time position.  The position will report to the head coach and assist in leading all aspects of an NCAA Division III athletic program.  The successful candidate will complete the duties and responsibilities outlined below during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, peers, community members, and administrators.  Candidates must possess the skills to evaluate prospects, maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity, demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wittenberg University and Division III and to compliance with NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching, recruiting, and assisting student-athletes progress successfully towards graduation. 

Essential functions include:

  • Assist head coach with practice and game-day preparation and execution.
  • Recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Graduation of student-athletes.
  • Service to institution as assigned by the Director of Athletics & Recreation or the head coach.
  • Adherence to NCAA, conference, departmental, and university policies, procedures and expectations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


For this position, we require that candidates have a bachelor's degree and 1 - 3 years of playing and/or coaching experience.  We also require acceptance into Wittenberg's Master's program.  Additionally, we are seeking candidates with knowledge in the following technologies:  Microsoft office, athletic video and performance review software (i.e. Hudl, Synergy), social media, and recruiting software (i.e. Frontrush). 

A valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required.  Travel is required as well as some evening and weekend work.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, candidates will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 5/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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