Graduate Assistant – University of Pikeville

School: University of Pikeville
Position: Graduate Assitant
Organization: NAIA

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of Graduate  Assistant for Men’s Basketball. The Graduate Assistant duties include administration in all phases of the  programs, including recruiting, player-evaluation, practice planning and implementation, off-season  conditioning, fund-raising, and scheduling, and other coaching duties or administrative duties as  assigned. The position is under the direct supervision of the Head Coach. The Graduate Assistant must  have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive NAIA Division I basketball program  that emphasizes integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes.


  1. Administrative duties in all phases of the program.
  2. Assist with all phases of competitive NAIA compliant recruiting.
  3. Evaluate prospective student-athletes through game, showcase, and video observation. 4. Execute and evaluate practice and game planning, including video coordination. 5. Directly responsible for position skill development in assigned area(s).
  4. Practice planning and implementation.
  5. Track, compile, and disseminate scrimmage and match statistics.
  6. Off-season conditioning.
  7. Assist with the direction of camps, fundraising, and other program development activities. 10. Scheduling: Assist with arranging aspects of team travel including but not limited to: team meals  for home and away contests and team lodging arrangements.
  8. Assist the Head Coach with office and administrative duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree and enrolled full-time in a master’s degree program at UPIKE and eligible for  participation in the Graduate Assistant program (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better preferred). • Must be/remain in good standing with the University academically and judicially. • Previous collegiate playing experience.


  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations established by the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. • Demonstrate an ability to improve coaching skills through personal research and innovative  thinking.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and ability to work independently as well as in teams. • Position requires a commitment to student confidentiality and may require occasional evening  and/or weekend hours.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.

**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal  plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of  room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the  fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Applicant Information:

 Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the  required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications,  your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates.  Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume  and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working  community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being  considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and  when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly  trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity,  color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its  programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested  applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the  application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current  resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

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