Graduate Assistant for Athletic Performance

Department: Athletic Department

Job Status: Open until filled  

FLSA Status: n/a  

Reports To: Director of Athletics

Grade/Level: n/a  

Amount of Travel Required: Seasonal

Work Schedule: n/a 

Positions Supervised: n/a


Graduate Assistants act as helpers to their departments, students or professors in a research or administrative capacity. Their primary responsibilities include assisting with various administrative tasks, organizing campus events and conducting various research tasks.


The Athletic Performance 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 Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  Benedictine College is a member of the NAIA at the Division I level.  



Competency Statement(s)

  • Commitment to the overall development of the student-athlete and the mission of the College,High level of personal integrity, 
  • Outstanding work ethic, 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules and regulations, 
  • Knowledge of sport specific skills and technique,
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment. Experience recruiting scholarship athletes highly desirable, 
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential, 
  • Outstanding skills in oral and written communication, and 
  • Good organizational ability and computer competency.


  • Bachelor's Degree,
  • ARC First Aid and CPR certified required (must be certified by start date), and
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification required, preferred NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Academic Requirement(s)

  • Must be fully admitted in a Master’s Degree program at Benedictine College


  •  Full tuition waiver, assist with football and then 2-3 teams of your own 


Physical Abilities 

Stand F   

Walk F   

Sit F   

Handling / Fingering F   

Reach Outward F  

Reach Above Shoulder F 

Climb F 

Crawl F 

Squat or Kneel F 

Bend F 

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O 

13-25 lbs O 

26-40 lbs O 

41-100 lbs O

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs O

51-100 lbs O

Over 100 lbs O

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)