Graduate Assistant – Houghton College

School: Houghton College
Position: Graduate Assistant
Position Type: null
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: Empire 8

Houghton College, a Christian College of the liberal arts and sciences located in scenic Western New York, seeks applicants for a Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaching position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, adhering to NCAA/Empire 8/NCCAA and Houghton College rules, practice and game planning, film break-down and scouting, on and off campus recruiting, supporting the academic progress of student athletes, and other duties as assigned.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous basketball coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to sports ministry are required. The position will be filled upon identification of a suitable candidate.

Reports to: Head Coach

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Other Qualifications:

  • Possession or ability to obtain valid New York State Driver’s License
  • NCAA playing experience (preferred)
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong initiative to solve problems

Summary of Responsibilities: Assist the head coach in the planning, organizing and coaching of the men’s basketball team.

Work Performed:

  • Assist in the leadership and instruction of the personal and athletic development of student athletes.
  • Assist in preparation of analyses of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly.
  • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with Head Coach for resolution of problems as required.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new potential athletes.
  • Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and formation, including such activities as team devotions, individual discipleship and mentoring.
  • Assist with the implementation and organization of prospect clinics
  • Assist in the instruction of student-athletes during practices, preparation of student-athletes for competition, and support of strategic decisions in games
  • Ability to lead practice drills and conduct individual workouts
  • Assist in the inventory of equipment and uniforms
  • Monitor academic progress of each player.
  • Assist in communication with alumni and organization of alumni events.
  • Assist in planning/organizing community service activities.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Weekend and evening work as position requires.
Applicant Information:

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.


Application Procedure: To apply please submit the following materials via email to: [email protected].

(1) Cover Letter

(2) Resume

(3) 3 References

(4) Answers to the following three questions: Please review Houghton College’s Community Covenant and Doctrinal Statement available here:

  1. Please provide a brief description of your faith journey, including the nature of your current participation in a local church or fellowship.
  2. What motivates you to seek employment with an institution that strives to work together in the manner described in the community covenant?
  3. Do you have any questions or concerns regarding either the doctrinal statement or community covenant?
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