Graduate Assistant – Lakeland University

School: Lakeland University
Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: NCAA

The Lakeland University Athletics Department is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant position for the men’s basketball program. Some benefits include 100% tuition coverage for a Lakeland University Master’s Degree, a stipend, discounts for on-campus housing, and a meal plan. The GA will provide support to the head coach in areas of recruiting, organizing and running practices, fundraising, promotional activities, and other great opportunities!


All Lakeland staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of Lakeland;
  • Be good stewards of the institution’s resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.


A successful candidate will be a positive role model to our student-athletes on and off the court, exhibit strong leadership skills, and strive to develop those leadership capabilities within our student-athletes. Responsibilities also include:

  • Monitoring and assisting student-athletes with academic success
  • Effectively recruiting quality student-athletes
  • Assisting the head coach with any/all aspects of the program


  • Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the Lakeland University graduate school program are required.
  • Experience playing and/or coaching basketball is required.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions is required
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • Ability to effectively manage time and priorities;
  • Ability to prioritize office workflow and make effective administrative decisions to increase efficiency, accuracy, and productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with a variety of individuals;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrates organizational ability, and attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment ;
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.


  • Moderate to strenuous physical activity is part of the position. Requires the ability to run at a reasonable pace.
  • The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Lakeland University is an equal opportunity employer/educator.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Human Resources.

Applicant Information:

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