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The Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Athletic Department is seeking graduate assistants for men’s soccer, baseball, softball, and athletic training for Fall 2017. Award is contingent upon successful acceptance to a graduate degree program at MUW. Compensation includes tuition remission and a stipend.   

Men’s Soccer, Baseball, and Softball

To assist with the supervision and coordination of the designated athletic program, including, but not limited to: on-field instruction, scheduling, recruiting, scouting, academic monitoring of student-athletes, and organizational planning.
Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a full time semester course load toward completing a graduate program at Mississippi University for Women.
  • Assist the Head Coach with coaching, recruiting, scouting and practice planning.
  • Perform game day duties as assigned.
  • Monitor equipment inventory and care.
  • Assist with organizational planning (travel, community service, study hall, etc.).
  • Support player development and assist with roster management.
  • Help with the planning and organization of camps and clinics.
  • Follow Athletic Department Policy and Procedures while providing positive leadership for student-athletes.
  • Know and comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam annually.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Prior playing and/or coaching experience with designated athletic program.
  • Must be able to complete hours on both the field at practice and competition and in the office to assist in office organizational duties.
  • Good interpersonal skills

Background Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of directly related experience.
  • Must maintain a clean, valid driver’s license.

Athletic Training

To assist with the supervision and coordination of the University’s overall sports medicine program, including, but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic injuries; short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries; education and counseling of student-athletes; and athletics related health care administration in consultation with and under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician(s), and other qualified medical personnel.
Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a full time semester course load toward completing a graduate program at Mississippi University for Women;
  • Advises and seeks direction from the Head Athletic Trainer with regard to any and all duties;
  • Provides athletic training services for the University’s athletic department as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer and/or Team Physician(s), including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary;
  • Assists with the coordination and scheduling of student-athletes for physical examinations and medical referrals, and determines a student-athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete in consultation with the Team Physician(s);
  • Consults with the Team Physician(s) for guidance on the treatment of injured student-athletes, and reports on their progress;
  • Reports the status of injured student-athletes to coaching staffs and periodically meets to identify and discuss problem areas;
  • Assists with the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records on University student-athletes, and shares in the responsibility of maintaining and organizing the athletic training room file system;
  • Assists with the development of a Sports Medicine Department handbook / policy manual for student athletes, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers;
  • Assists with the establishment and enforcement of codes of conduct and rules of use for the athletic training facilities and equipment;
  • Shares in the responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep;
  • Assists with the organization and administration of the NCAA drug testing program and the athletic department’s substance abuse education and testing program;
  • Cooperates with the Media Relations Department with regards to the status of injured student-athletes for dissemination to media outlets;
  • Assists with the organization and administration of an Exposure Control Plan for Blood borne Pathogens as dictated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
  • Works in conjunction with the College counselors, Team Physician(s), and various coaching staffs and other personnel regarding student-athlete nutritional issues, including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, weight gain and weight reduction techniques, and training tables and travel menus;
  • Works in conjunction with the Coaching staff regarding the safety of athletic equipment, testing of new equipment, purchasing of shoes and protective equipment, and fitting of athletic equipment;
  • Represents The W and the Sports Medicine Department at University, conference, and/or national meetings as required or requested;
  • Maintains certification and registration requirements of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and the State of Mississippi; and CPR/AED/ and First Aid at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics.

Background Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate area of specialization and three (3) years of directly related experience.
  • Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • Must possess or be eligible for Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Mississippi.
  • Must maintain a clean, valid driver’s license

Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and three professional references to Owls Athletics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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