Smith College – Graduate Assistant Women’s Tennis

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Smith College is seeking to hire a graduate assistant for the 2022-2024 academic years to assist with their women’s tennis program. Candidates need to be interested in pursuing a Masters of Exercise and Sports Studies specialized in coaching collegiate women’s teams. Responsibilities include assisting in all aspects of the women’s tennis program, including: 

  • Practice organization and implementation
  • Attending all practices and competitions 
  • Identifying and coordinating recruitment of prospective student-athletes
  • Assisting in alumnae/i relations
  • Coordinating social media presence
  • Abide by all written policies, procedures and guidelines of Smith College, the Department of Athletics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference and all applicable conferences or associations. 
  • Additional duties as assigned

Position provides tuition remission, and a work stipend. Start date is fall of 2022. 

Teaching/Administrative/Coaching Fellowships for 2022-2023

Work Award: Dependent on candidate, $0 – $12,000

Scholarship:  Reduces to tuition to maximum of $10,000/ year and often less

Employer: Smith College

Category: Graduate Assistant

Location: Massachusetts

Requirements: 

  • 4-year degree
  • Playing at the collegiate level or equivalent 
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable team environment
  • Previous coaching experience preferred 

Description: Work Awards/ Scholarships are available for individuals interested in pursuing a master’s degree with a specialization in coaching women at the intercollegiate level.  Candidates should have an undergraduate academic record of high caliber, and advanced skill and/or experience coaching/teaching.  There are two deadlines for applying to the program, January 15, 2022, and March 1, 2022. 

To Apply:  

Reach out to head tennis coach, Caitlyn Lawrence at clawrence@smith.edu to express interest and learn more. Visit our website at https://www.smith.edu/academics/graduate-study/ess for an overview of the program, forms, course requirements, and to formally apply. 

Employer Information:  The graduate program in exercise and sport studies prepares individuals to coach women’s collegiate teams.  Recognized nationally for its excellence, our program received Level V accreditation from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.  The program connects theory with practice by linking coursework with assistant coaching experiences.  All students are in residence for two years.

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