Graduate Assistant for Volleyball


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.


For students intending to get an MBA:

GA positions require a two year commitment to the College. GA’s cannot complete the MBA program in less than two calendar years.

  • You must first apply and be accepted into the MBA program in order to be selected for a Graduate Assistant position.
  • You must receive a GA position before being enrolled in any MBA courses; once you have been enrolled in any MBA courses you are no longer eligible to receive a GA position.
  • Lastly, individuals must remain in good-standing in the graduate program in order to continue in the GA position.

The Volleyball 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).



  • Assisting in all aspects of the coaching and management of the volleyball program,
  • Oversee peripheral members of the program staff,
  • Recruiting and scouting in accordance with the NAIA, Heart and Benedictine College policies and procedures,
  • Train and coach members of the program,
  • Supporting the academic and personal development of all athletes,
  • Visible, fully integrated member of the College 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 Benedictine College and the program in a professional manner, and
  • Responsible for being a proponent of the NAIA Champions of Character Program.



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

Academic Requirement(s)

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


Strong preference for competitive volleyball experience, either participating and/or coaching.


Physical Abilities 

Stand F  

Walk F   

Sit F   

Handling / Fingering F   

Reach Outward F   

Reach Above Shoulder F 

Climb N 

Crawl N 

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 N

Over 100 lbs N


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)