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Graduate Assistant - Women's Lacrosse

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Eastern Mennonite University is a private Mennonite liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement.  With more than 2000 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level.

EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability.  EMU also offers our employees the opportunity to embrace the educational experience for themselves and their dependents through tuition discounts, a university benefit.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.

Job Title: Graduate Assistant                                                          

Department: Athletics                                                                       

Schedule: Variable, <29 hours/week

Supervisor: Head Coach                                                                     

IPEDS Classification: 27

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt                                                       

CUPA: Sport Specific

Job Summary: The graduate assistant serves as an assistant to a sport head coach or department director while completing the requirements for a graduate degree. They must support the philosophy and goals of the head coach/director as well as the mission and vision of the university. This is an hourly position with varied work schedules during the year based on the needs of the program and the head coach/director.


    Follow the work schedule as outlined by the head coach/director.Maintain a professional relationship with players.Communicate regularly with the head coach/director.Support decisions made by the head coach/director.Positively represent the program and the university.Attend meetings as called by the head coach and the Graduate Assistant Supervisor.

 Required Skills/Abilities:

    Thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the applicable team sport.Thorough understanding of the rules and regulations associated with student athletes and coaches in the sport.Thorough understanding of the rules and regulations associated with the NCAA Division III.Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and managerial skills.Ability to appropriately communicate with athletes, coaching staff, administrators, and other campus colleagues.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Proficient in Google Drive and associated platforms.

 Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required.Admission to an EMU Graduate program required at position effective date.

 Physical Requirements:

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance, including prolonged periods standing and moving during practices, games, meets, matches, and other competitions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to watch and analyze video of opposing teams. The employee must occasionally travel to meetings and conferences off campus, which may include some overnight travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Work Study students (when applicable)


A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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