Graduate Assistant, Women's Basketball | Hood College

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (60%)

  • Assist the head coach to organize and conduct practices during the traditional season (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional (or out of season) season practices may be required;
  • Assist the Head coach to serve as the representative of the department and the College during team travel for in- and out-of-season competition;
  • Assist the head coach in management of operational budget issues: Participate in uniform and equipment purchase process; help plan and coordinate team travel under the supervision of Director of Athletics’ Office; help develop and implement fund-raising strategies;
  • Assist the Head coach to complete in-and off-season scheduling for the program. Work within NCAA guidelines regarding start of season, dates of competition and end of season;
  • Ability to represent the Department of Athletics at all on-campus Admissions Open Houses and/or other predetermined events;
  • Other duties as assigned by the head coach.

Recruiting (30%)

  • Assist the Head coach in developing a recruiting strategy to achieve recruiting goals as pre-approved with the Director of Athletics.
  • Work with the Head Coach and Office of Admission to recruit qualified prospective student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfers to Hood College. Included are off-campus contacts and evaluations as well as serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits.

Site management (10%)

  • Represent Department of Athletics at selected home athletic events.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of women’s basketball are required.
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, coaches, college administrators and parents;
  • High level of independence and organization is required;
  • Available for weekend, evening, spring/fall breaks and early morning practices and events;
  • Must have valid driver’s license.


Bachelor’s degree and full acceptance into one of the Hood College’s graduate programs required.  Proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred.  

Technology Skills 

Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.  Proficient with internet and email; ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications. 

Language Skills   

Ability to read and interpret medical documents and NCAA guidelines.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents or others.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone.  Ability to develop marketing or promotion materials.

Mathematical Skills   

Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually by using a calculator which apply to athletic trainers. Ability to apply concepts to practical situations.    

Reasoning Ability                                                  

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email [email protected] or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit