Graduate Assistant (Distance) – John Carroll University

Institution: John Carroll University

Location: University Heights, Ohio

Salary: $9,000 and Tuition Waiver

Job Description

Job Summary: Graduate Assistant – Cross Country, Track & Field
Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director – Operations and the sport head coach, 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.
• Recruit an appropriate number of prospective student-athletes to field teams meeting and exceeding NCAA competition minimum standards.
• Assist in the planning and scheduling of regular practice sessions, where applicable
• Assist with all game/match 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 and OAC rules and regulations
• Work with Assistant Athletic Director – Operations to coordinate practice times and set-up NCAA compliance meetings
• 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, former players (alumni/ae)
• Assist in the reviewing and confirming team statistics and assist with conference pre/post-season award process

Job Requirements
• Knowledge of NCAA and OAC 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 John Carroll University
• Playing 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

NCAA Division III, Graduate Assistant, Cross Country, Track and Field, Distance

How to Apply

Other Instructions
To apply, email Head Coach Kyle Basista at and apply online at

To be eligible, all applicants must be accepted into a graduate program at John Carroll University.