Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

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Kansas Wesleyan University is seeking a Graduate Assistant in the sport of Women’s Basketball. Kansas Wesleyan University is a rising program with a goal of developing a model NAIA program, succeeding on and off the court, while supporting the institution’s overall mission: to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being, and social responsibility.

Responsibilities:  The Graduate Assistant Basketball coach is responsible for student recruitment and development, on court coaching, compliance with NAIA, Conference, and Kansas Wesleyan University rules and regulations, student-athlete academic achievement, assisting in game management; video breakdown and analysis, assisting in retaining and graduating student-athletes; and other duties as assigned by head coach.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; basketball playing or coaching experience; knowledge of NAIA rules; basic computer skills. The ideal applicant must appreciate the demands presented by a small college in central Kansas and must be willing to be a role model for athletes. Final job offer is contingent upon completed background check.

Compensation: The selected candidate will be granted a tuition waiver (18 credit hours per year) for one of KWU's graduate programs, a meal allowance, on-campus housing and stipend.

Facilities:  Our games are played in Mabee Arena, an on campus arena that seats 1,500 people.  Since its opening prior to the 2008-2009 season, KWU Women’s Basketball is 69 – 14 at home. 

Application Process:  Send letter of application, vita and contact information for three references to: Ryan Showman, head Women’s basketball coach, at showman@kwu.edu.  Review of applications will continue until a candidate is hired.

University description: Kansas Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas. Founded in 1886, it maintains a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The school’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 1997 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. While the school is founded on Methodist tradition, the majority of its students represent other religions. The campus community welcomes and supports students of all faiths.

Community: Salina is a safe, caring city with a population of 50,000. The city is a major arts and cultural center for Kansas.  Kansas Wesleyan University is very connected to the Salina community. Currently, KWU is building a $7.5 million sports complex on campus. For more information, view Kansas Wesleyan University on our website: http://kwu.edu/

Kansas Wesleyan University is a member of the KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) and the NAIA and competes in 20 intercollegiate athletic programs.