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Graduate Assistant Football Coach

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics, the Graduate Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in all aspects of an NCAA Division III football program, including compliance with NCAA, conference, and college rules and regulations, student recruitment, contest scheduling, budget management, coaching, game management, and other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach or Director of Athletics. The Graduate Assistant is required to abide by the policies and guidelines established by Curry College, all College and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), rules, regulations, and policies.  

Essential Functions:

1. Coaching/Teaching Duties:

  • Assist in all aspects of coaching, planning, directing, and developing sport-specific skills in a successful, safe and prudent manner to student-athletes including but not limited to conditioning, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, travel, equipment, budget management, game management, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes);
  • Insure compliance with NCAA and conference regulations; know and adhere to all sport rules and regulations.

2. Administrative Duties:

  • Conduct an ongoing recruitment program through a variety of methods, both on and off the court with the goal to attract, select and encourage enrollment of high caliber student-athletes; 
  • Attend department meetings;
  • Assist sports information department with social media updates as necessary.

3. Supervision:

  • Supervise work students and team managers as needed.

Additional Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach or Director of Athletics;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related discipline from an accredited four-year collegiate institution and admission to a Curry College graduate program (specifically either in Business, Education or Criminal Justice).
  • Understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of athletics within a private, liberal arts, academic setting.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and able to handle a multi-task work environment.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and enjoy working with people.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Current driver's license and good driving record.
  • Ability to work business and extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPR/AED and First Aid certifications is a plus.
  • Previous participation and/or coaching experience is desired.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.