Graduate Assistants - Coaching Positions
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20711 Posted: 03/29/2024

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to offer the graduate assistant coaching positions for the 2024-25 academic year. These graduate assistants will gain valuable experience in Wisconsin’s NCAA Division II athletics department.

The successful candidates will work a 10-month appointment for the 2024-25 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year 12-month appointment. Each graduate assistant will receive a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend amount of $9,000 paid over the duration of the appointment. These positions will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date for the positions will be August 1 with the potential for a mutually-agreed upon earlier start date and summer employment.

The coaching graduate assistants will serve as an instructor for an activity class for the Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management department (HKSM). To be eligible, students must be admitted to the in-person Master of Sport Management Program (MSSM) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Appointments are contingent upon maintenance of minimum credit requirements and good standing in the MSSM program.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Graduate Assistant - Coach

Positions Include:

  • Men’s Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Track & Field/Cross Country - Throws
  • Track & Field/Cross Country – Sprints/Jumps
  • Wrestling
  • Strength & Conditioning

**Please indicate in your cover letter which graduate assistantship you are applying for.

Employment Type: Initial 10-month contract with a renewable 12-month second contract

Reports To: Head Coach

Full Time Pay Range: $9,000 plus full tuition waiver

Essential Job Functions

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

  • Planning and execution of practice.
  • Player development
  • Opponent scouting & Film breakdown
  • Recruitment of student-athletes
  • Travel and operational logistics
  • Organizing camps and clinics
  • Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive team player attitude, building and maintaining professional working relationships with all departmental staff, including but not limited to the athletics administration, the sports medicine department, support staff, and other department coaches.
  • Represent the athletics department through collaboration with a variety of campus groups.
  • Represent the athletics department appropriately and intentionally through community involvement, speaking engagements, media responsibilities, etc.
  • Represent UW-Parkside as appropriate with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (NSIC) and the NCAA.
  • Consistent with NCAA Bylaw 11 and institutional procedures, Coach understands and agrees that if Coach is found in violation of any NCAA or Conference Legislation or fails to report a violation, he/she shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience as a student-athlete, manager, and/or coach in college athletics, high school, professional sports or relevant equivalent experience.


  • Relevant experience in the area of recruiting, scouting, and player development
  • Experience handling administrative tasks of a sports program in college athletics
  • Demonstrate the ability to be strategically organized and think innovatively
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator:  

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by 4/26/2024 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amber Marzette

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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