Graduate Assistant Track & Field – University of Pikeville

Institution: University of Pikeville

Location: Pikeville, Ky.


Job Description

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is actively seeking candidates for its Graduate Assistant for Track & Field. The central focus for the Graduate Assistant is to provide assistance and support to the Head Track & Field Coach and the track & field program at the University of Pikeville.


Assist and be proactive in the recruitment process of student athletes
Participate in coaches’ meetings for practice prep and game planning
Coach an event group with minimal supervision
Assist with all practices and meets for the track & field team
Assist in all community service planning and implementation
Upload video and assist in analyzing athlete performance through video
Assist with fundraising for the team’s budget and facilities
Assist with budget management, supplies, and equipment through performing office work
Assist with all aspects of track & field operations including but not limited to (travel, purchasing including gear and equipment)
Assist with all camps including marketing, organization, and operations
Assist with all event groups
Monitor academic progress of individuals who are part of the track & field program
Attend and travel to high school competitions for recruiting
Drive university vehicles (when necessary)
Other duties as assigned

Effective presenter
Decision making
Meeting deadlines
Project management

Team player
Strong communication

Reports to Head Coach
All completed work is referred to supervisor for review
Manage student athletes, team managers, and volunteers
Education/Skill Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree required
Athletic background preferred
At least 1-2 years of assistant coaching experience
Must be familiar with conducting research online
Must be familiar Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, printer, fax machine
Must be able to perform simple calculations
Must have a clean driving record
**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Job Categories

Graduate Assistant, Sprints, Hurdles, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps, Throws

How to Apply

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