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Graduate Assistant for Women’s Tennis

The University of Mary is accepting applications for the position of a Graduate Assistant for Women’s Tennis beginning Fall 2017.  The University of Mary, an NCAA Division II institution, competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The Graduate Assistant will be primarily responsible for assisting the head coach of a competitive NCAA Division II Tennis program in supervision, player development, performance, and maintenance of the intercollegiate tennis program. Other responsibilities include assisting in travel and driving vehicles to athletic events, fundraising, community service/outreach, and other duties as assigned.  The successful candidate must be fully committed to all NCAA, Northern Sun, and University of Mary Athletic Department policies and procedures and will be expected to work cooperatively with all constituencies and campus units.  A CDL license is also required by September 1st and the payment and education will be provided free of charge.

 This position also includes:

  • Graduate Tuition waiver
  • A monthly stipend is provided
  • Coaching Gear
  • A partial meal plan is provided

 Qualifications include:

  • Full time enrollment in graduate program, must meet eligibility requirements for admission
  • Previous experience as a tennis athlete or coach
  • Must support higher education in a Benedictine tradition
  • 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.

 University of Mary Marauders Athletics

 The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers eight 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 succeed 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, resume, and three references to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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