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Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Men's Wrestling

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Head Men's and Women's Wrestling Coach

Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.

General Description:

The duties of the Graduate Assistant Men’s Wrestling Coach, will be to assist the Head Wrestling Coach in all areas of the operations of the Men’s Wrestling program.  This will include, but not be limited to, the items listed below.

The Men’s Wrestling Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the program, including but not limited to recruiting, scheduling, training, monitoring academic progress, promotions, fundraising and coaching team members.  The Graduate Assistant is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by William Woods University, the American Midwest Conference (AMC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  

 The term of this job description is during the academic year as outlined by William Woods University.  However, room and tuition continue year-round.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assisting in all aspects of the coaching and management of the men’s wrestling program

• Recruiting and scouting in accordance with the NAIA, AMC and William Woods University policies and procedures

• Train and coach members of the men’s wrestling program

• Supporting the academic and personal development of all athletes

• Visible, fully integrated member of the University community

• Assist in developing camps and clinics

• Responsible for complying with the rules and regulations of the NAIA as it relates to the program

• Represent William Woods University and the program in a professional manner

• Responsible for being a proponent of the NAIA Champions of Character Program


Administrative Duties:

• Selected individual must maintain consistent office hours as agreed upon by the Head Wrestling Coach and selected individual

• Selected individual is expected to keep an accurate accounting of all statistical data required by the Head Wrestling Coach. This includes game day statistics and training statistics.

• Selected individual will assist in the tracking and maintenance of all equipment (including but not limited to mat cleaning, uniforms, stock of supplies)

• Selected individual will be responsible for pre-game activities to include coordination of transportation and accommodation

• Selected individual will be responsible (and assisted by team managers) for game day activities to include setup and breakdown of equipment and gear

• Selected individual may be called upon for community service and fundraising activities to include planning, coordination of, implementation of, and supervision

Selected individual will be responsible for supervision and attendance tracking of study tables and required extra study sessions



Typical Physical Demands:

• Ability to train and wrestle with athletes

• Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day and move freely on campus

• Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods of time

• Ability to hear

• Ability to use a computer keyboard and phone

• Effective mobility skills required to move about freely and quickly in office and on campus

Work Schedule:

Graduate Assistants work an average of 25 hours per week; more during the men’s wrestling season and less during the off season.

The Graduate Assistant is not required to work during the summer months, but may continue to live in campus housing (if awarded) and continue taking classes.


Compensation includes full tuition in a master’s program and board when the campus dining facility is open. 

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer