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Graduate Assistant, Women's Lacrosse

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Painesville, OH




Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for graduate assistant, women’s lacrosse. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The graduate assistant is responsible for duties as assigned by the head coach and will manage a secondary responsibility as defined. Starting fall 2024, this is a ten-month, two-year appointment, pending successful evaluation at the end of year one.


  • Serves as recruiter for the sport of women’s lacrosse, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.
  • Assists with organization of all aspects of the program, including coaching and management of facility, practice and team operations.
  • Helps execute team fundraising efforts, including participation in camps and clinics.
  • Handles uniform and equipment maintenance and inventory.
  • Assists with student-athlete study table coverage and coordination.
  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards, where student-athletes are empowered to leave lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.
  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.
  • Follows all institutional, GMAC and NCAA regulations regarding women’s lacrosse and athletics in general.
  • Other duties as assigned by the head coach, women’s lacrosse or director of athletics.



  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, sports management or related field preferred. 
  • Acceptance into a Lake Erie College graduate program required. 
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, rules and regulations of athletic associations and conferences. 
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill in using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

  • Growth mindset and institutional teamwork ethic.

  • Creative, strategic, thoughtful, and has a sense of humor. 

  • Growth and “doer” mindset and institutional teamwork ethic.

  • Creative, strategic, thoughtful, and has a sense of humor.



Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and have the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.

All members of the department of athletics are responsible for knowing and following all institutional, Conference and NCAA regulations regarding recruiting and operations of the program. If regulations are not followed and result in a violation, employees are expected to self-report the violation to the compliance office or to the director of athletics. Additionally, employees must understand that those who knowingly violate, conceal, or attempt to cover up violations of NCAA rules shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.