Graduate Fellowship – Assistant Women's Basketball Coach | Tufts University



Posted: 21-Mar-22

Location: Medford, Massachusetts

Type: Part-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

Department Summary: Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won ten NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last eight years, including a program-best 3rd place finish in 2016-17. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center which opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.

Fellowship Summary: The Tufts University Department of Athletics is looking to increase opportunities for underrepresented populations and offers a two-year graduate fellowship for a Division III Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Tufts Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in either the Educational Studies or Diversity & Inclusion Leadership two-year master’s program. While pursuing a master’s degree, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for one of the nation’s premier Division III women’s basketball programs.

Tuition/Assistance: The fellowship will cover all graduate tuition for two years and provide a stipend in the amount of $35,200 ($1,600/month for 22 months).

Duties/Responsibilities: •Assist the head coach in all aspects of running a successful NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball program •Coach and educate highly motivated student-athletes •Develop and implement practice sessions and game strategies •Recruit and retain student-athletes who understand and embrace the academic and athletic mission at Tufts university •Support student-athletes in athletic, academic and personal growth and development at Tufts

Please direct any questions to [email protected]

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or 4-year undergraduate degree)
  • Acceptance into Tufts University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Ability to successfully complete Tufts graduate school course work
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in a highly competitive and driven environment
  • Desire for a career intercollegiate college coaching or athletics administration
  • Ability to pass all background screenings as appropriate

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a collegiate women’s basketball student-athlete and/or coach
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in intercollegiate athletics