Graduate Assistant – Mount Vernon Nazarene University

School: Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: NAIA

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith.  The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.


The University seeks a Graduate Assistant to serve in the role of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. Graduate Assistant appointments are made in collaboration with the Dean of GPS and the Women’s Basketball Coach.  This position is 20+ hours per week and is a full tuition benefit extending through the duration of the student’s Master’s program. Textbooks and computers are not provided as part of the assistantship. This is a two-year commitment, and will receive a stipend each season.


Responsibilities for this position include: 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of the individual players on and off the floor
  • Assist the head coach with the day to day responsibilities to manage the team
  • Help with planning and leading some practices/drills
  • Help with game preparation and statistics, including scouting opponents
  • Serve as an assistant in the recruiting student-athletes
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Help with the planning, organizing, and coaching at camps and clinics
  • Coach the JV team
  • Other duties as assigned


Expectations for the successful candidate:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Acceptance into a MVNU Graduate program
  • Playing or coaching experience in basketball preferred
  • Knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations
  • Good organizational skill and the ability to manage others
  • Ability to compose clear, professional letters, emails, and announcements
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a 15 passenger van
Applicant Information:

To be considered for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] or send a hard copy to:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

ATT: Amanda Short, Women’s Basketball Coach

800 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment.  Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.

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