Graduate Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach – Black Hills State University

Institution: Black Hills State University

Location: Spearfish, S.D.


Job Description

Job Summary: Graduate Assistant – Cross Country, Track & Field
The graduate assistant will assist with all duties relating to the day-to-day operations of an intercollegiate athletic program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the head coach, the graduate assistant is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all activities related to the program to which they are assigned.
• Assist in the recruiting process of future student athletes.
• Assist in the planning and scheduling of regular practice sessions, where applicable
• Assist with all competition coaching and practice sessions
• Assist in the implementation of effective team strategy
• Assist in the evaluation of team and individual performances
• Abide by all NCAA rules and regulations
• Assist in planning and closely supervising all team travel
• Serve as a positive role model for all student-athletes
• Develop and maintain good communication with team members; utilize effective motivational strategies
• Cultivate good rapport with other teams, athletics staff, and all offices on campus
• Develop an effective working relationship with the media, officials, opponents, booster club, Alumni
• Assist in the reviewing and confirming team statistics and assist with conference pre/post-season award process

Job Requirements
• Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
• Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer)
• Gain working knowledge of the NCAA manual, compliance regulations, social media etiquette
• Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Able to pay close attention to details
• Able to work independently as well as being able to supervise and be supervised by others
• Willingness to work non-traditional hours and travel long distances at all hours
• Able to work under deadlines and pressures
• Knowledge of the collegiate athletics recruiting process and proven ability to recruit prospective student-athletes and retain and graduate current student-athletes

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree, required
• Acceptance in Graduate School at Black Hills State University
• Competing and previous coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level
• Valid driver license
• Ability to meet University standards to drive vehicles when necessary
• Current AED/CPR + First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain upon employment

Job Categories

Graduate Assistant

How to Apply