Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant – Eastern Nazarene College

School: Eastern Nazarene College
Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: NAC

The Graduate Assistant will support the work of the Department of Athletics by providing student-centered services that foster the growth and development of ENC students in a manner consistent with the College’s Mission, Vision, and Defining Values. The GA provides primary support to the Men’s Basketball Coach and Program. The position is a 10-month contract for 25 hours per week.

Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan or Meal Stipend, Coaching Stipend

Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.


Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement – to [email protected].


  • Provide assistance with on-court coaching during practices and contests.
  • Prepare and plan practice sessions and game plans with the head coach.
  • Coordinate with the head coach on recruitment of qualified student-athletes that will contribute to the college and to the basketball program.
  • Assist with fundraising activities as requested.
  • Monitor student-athlete academic success in collaboration with CSE and Athletic Department programs.
  • Mentoring of student-athletes in spiritual and personal growth.
  • Other administrative duties include travel arrangements, scheduling of contests, and equipment management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the head coach.


  • Collaborates with other departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development.
  • Attend team and Department of Athletics meetings when not in conflict with academic requirements.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Experience as an intercollegiate basketball player and/or coach is preferred.
  • Must have an established record of excellent mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty. 
  • Excellent event management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary.
  • A driver’s license is required for use of college vehicles and for recruiting activities.
  • Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.
  • A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.

Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.

Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.

ENC Mission
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.

ENC Vision
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact

ENC Values

  • Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
  • Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
  • Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
  • Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
  • Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
  • Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
  • Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
  • Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
  • Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.

ENC Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.

Equal Opportunity

Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*

*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.

Applicant Information:

Follow link below for complete job posting and application information.

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