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Graduate Assistant for Women’s Soccer

The University of Mary Athletic Department is seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant for the Men’s Wrestling Program. This is a 12-month position and has the possibility of being renewed for a second year. 

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruiting and development practice plans
  • Travel preparations and execution
  • Assisting in administrative/office needs
  • Assisting with public relations needs
  • Assisting in facility management, social media, and other duties as assigned by the head coach
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with members of the University of Mary athletic department and University campus community

This position also includes:

  • Graduate Tuition
  • A stipend is provided
  • A partial meal plan is provided

Qualifications include:

  • Must meet eligibility requirements for admission to Graduate Studies at the University of Mary
  • Must support higher education in a Benedictine tradition
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules, standards, practices, and procedures
  • Collegiate wrestling and/or coaching experience preferred
  • Assists with planning practices and preparing for matches
  • Assists with monitoring the academic progress of student athletes
  • Scouts opponents
  • Assists with film breakdown
  • Assists with organizing camps and clinics
  • Assists with all compliance forms and record keeping
  • Assist with game management of other varsity sports as needed
  • Assists Proficiency in social media use
  • Experience in an athletic department is preferred but not required
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, social media)
  • The successful candidate will possess a good work ethic, attention to detail, ability to manage sensitive and confidential student information, and a familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ.

In keeping with the University’s strategic plan Vision 2030, this position requires thoughtful commitment to the University’s unique philosophy of collegiate athletics (please see Candidates will want to demonstrate clearly in their application materials both an ability and a willingness to understand and champion this vision, which is the bringing together of sport and true virtue.

University of Mary Marauders Athletics

The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers nine varsity sports for women and eight for men. U-Mary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The process took only three years after the NCAA waived the final two provisional years, making the University of Mary’s transition to active membership one of the quickest in the organization’s history. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.

Marauders History

Athletics at the University of Mary began in 1970 when Fritz Fell was brought on board to start a men’s basketball program. Al Bortke succeeded Fell in 1973 as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director and over the next 36 years would develop an athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success at the NAIA level and later in NCAA Division II. After achieving a record of 335-156 in 16 years as the men’s basketball coach that included 11 20-win seasons, Bortke became U-Mary’s first full-time athletic director in 1989. During Bortke’s tenure, U-Mary grew from one varsity sport (men’s basketball) to 19, as the Marauders athletic program became a national power in the NAIA. A member of both the Marauders and NAIA athletic halls of fame, Bortke spearheaded the University of Mary’s move to NCAA Division II.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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