Graduate Assistant - Women's Hockey

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: Aurora University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), seeks applications for a graduate student assistant coach position with the women’s hockey program. Successful candidate must pursue a graduate degree while serving as a graduate assistant. The graduate assistant includes a tuition waiver and a stipend. Appointment date: spring/summer 2018. For more information regarding admission to a graduate program at Aurora University: For additional information please contact: Grant Kimball, Head Women’s Hockey Coach at 802-578-2214 or

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Coaching responsibilities will be assigned by the head coach and include but may not be limited to: coaching and instruction, practice and game preparation, recruiting, video breakdown, marketing, academic monitoring, and coordinating volunteer and community events.
  2. Recruitment of perspective student-athletes which will include off campus travel within the United States and Canada.
  3. Perform equipment manager duties.
  4. Coordinate team travel and logistics.
  5. Perform game operations functions as assigned.
  6. Coach at all scheduled games and practices.
  7. Operate digital video editing software and equipment.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Collegiate playing experience preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and driving record which meets institutional requirements is required.
  • Independently travel within the United States and Canada. Valid passport is required.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and maintain a flexible schedule.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to endure physically strenuous work-outs and physical exercise on a daily basis, including standing and/or walking for long periods, bending, stooping, lifting; manual dexterity; lifting of up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to move about campus and between locations.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.