Bridgewater State Graduate Assistant – Student Athlete Academic Support and Leadership Development

Bridgewater State University, located in Bridgewater, MA and a member of the MASCAC and Division III, is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Student Athlete Academic Support and Leadership Development.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Compliance, this GA is responsible for providing academic support and guidance to at-risk student-athletes as well as assisting in the development and implementation of student-athlete leadership programs. 

Bachelor’s Degree required.  Must have strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and strong leadership capabilities. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse population of student-athletes. Candidates must be reliable, possess a strong work ethic, have the ability to work independently and communicate in a timely manner both verbally and in writing.

This GA position offers a stipend and graduate remission.  The selected candidate must apply and be accepted to one of the University’s Graduate Programs prior to hire.  Full job description is approached.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Sue Crosby Tangen, Review of applications will begin immediately.

Massachusetts Maritime Head Softball Coach

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Head Women’s Softball Coach will report to the Director of
Athletics. Responsibilities will include all aspects of coaching, student development and recruiting as well as assisting the Director of Athletics in the leadership, vision and supervision of the women’s softball program.

This is a part-time coaching position. Salary: $8690. Expectations are that the occupant of this position will oversee all aspects of the existing women’s softball team and recruit large and talented recruiting classes.

Please note, this is a non-benefitted, part-time, seasonal position

General Statement of Duties:
 Perform key program planning functions for assigned team(s), in conjunction with the
mission and culture of the college and in consultation with the Director of Athletics.
 Serve as professional educator for all student athletes, encouraging individual as well as team goal setting,
acknowledging individual challenges and achievements, encouraging
academic achievement and positive social interactions at all times.
 Carry out various team development tasks, including: generating on-campus participants,
conditioning of athletes, monitoring academic and personal development through program evaluations.
 Plan and carry out team practice sessions, coach team during contests, modeling good
sportsmanship and positive social interactions at all times.
 Perform various administrative tasks for the program: plan and monitor budget; maintain
inventory of, and project expenses related to equipment and uniforms and coordinate
program schedule.
 Recruit student athletes: maintain up-to-date files of prospective students; evaluate
athletic performance and meet with prospective students; participate in special department recruitment programs/activities.
 Prepare field for practices and home contests.
 Arrange travel for away games.
 Participate in various athletic advertising and fundraising efforts.
 Plan and direct annual women’s softball camp(s)/clinic(s).
 Keep up to date on relevant college athletics regulations and guidelines including NCAA
and Conference regulations.
 Assist Admissions staff in recruiting efforts as needed.
 Observe safety requirements. Report safety issues and items requiring work orders to supervisor or security.
 Work effectively with all college employees and students.
 Effective communication skills, oral & written.
 Demeanor to deal effectively with students, parents, high school coaches and other
college athletics personnel, and other MMA personnel in carrying out the recruitment and
coaching aspects of the job.
 Ability to work well with the public and cooperatively with other staff and departments.

 Bachelor's required.
 Certifications appropriate to the relevant sport, division, or other regulating agency.
 Two years of high school or college coaching experience, with collegiate playing experience desirable,
or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are
 Basic knowledge and skills related to college athletic programs, with demonstrated skills in assigned
team sports.
 Demonstrated basic teaching/coaching skills.
Supervision Received: Director of Athletics

Start date: As soon as possible

Please note, this is a non-benefitted, part-time, seasonal position To apply, please submit the following documents: cover letter, resume, MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and contact information of three (3) professional references. These forms are located on the employment opportunities under Human Resources on the MMA website: Application materials may be saved, attached, and sent electronically to Alternatively, submit application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalist must complete a background check.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is committed to being an inclusive and diverse campus community, which celebrates multiple perspectives. Under institutional policy, as well as under state and federal law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act), Massachusetts Maritime Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices or its admission practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity.
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