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Newman University Graduate Assistant - Men's Basketball in Wichita, Kansas

Position to start August 2024. Open until filled.

Occupational Summary:

The Men's Basketball Graduate Assistantship is designed to provide a learning experience for those interested in pursuing a career in coaching/college athletics.  This person shall assist in day-to-day team operations. Working nights, weekends, and holidays is an essential function of this position.

Stewardship Statement:

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

Work Performed:

  • Develop relationships with coaching staff and athletic department as a whole in order to assist with the operations of their teams.

  • Assist the head coach in planning and running team training sessions .      

  • Assist with scouting reports .

  • Aid in recruiting and retention.

  • Conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

  • Assist with coordination of travel planning and scheduling .

  • Coordinate the mentoring, tutoring, or other assistance needed by athletes .

  • Develop and demonstrate a working knowledge of NCAA compliance rules.

  • Complete University-required trainings, including FERPA and Title IX.

  • Other duties as assigned by the athletic administration staff.

    Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

  • Must be accepted and enrolled full time (at least six (6) credit hours per semester) in a Master’s degree program during the academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

  • Previous experience in a college athletic setting.

  • Genuine interest in and willingness to work with students; understanding of student attitudes, concerns and problems.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills.

  • AED and/or CPR training preferred.


  • This is a 12-month live-in position. Contract must be renewed each year.

  • $2,000.00 stipend paid over 12 months.

  • Apartment-style room and free cable and internet access through the campus network.

  • Board (meals only offered when dining hall is open for traditional students).

  • Fall, spring, and summer tuition waiver. The student is responsible for payment of books, general fees, parking, and living expenses.

    Additional Information:

  • Graduate Assistant for Athletics may not hold other full-time employment.  Other part-time employment in or outside the University must receive prior approval from the Director of Athletics.

  • Tuition remission scholarships are dependent upon enrollment in the course(s) by regular, tuition-paying students. The university reserves the right to move classes from the face-to-face modality to the online modality in order to ensure a reasonable minimum class size is met, at the sole discretion of the university. Tuition remission scholarships do not guarantee that any course will be available in any given modality, depending upon enrollment. If space is limited in any class, persons using any tuition benefit scholarships may be enrolled in the order in which they registered for the class.

  • As a condition for retention in the role, the Graduate Assistant must remain in good academic standing, which is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

  • A criminal background check will be performed prior to employment offer.

    Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email hr@newmanu.edu in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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