XC/T&F Graduate Assistant – Houghton College

Institution: Houghton College

Location: Houghton, N.Y.

Salary: $5,000 + Free Housing

Job Description

Reports to: Head Coach

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; pursuing graduate degree in Higher Education Administration; current
enrollment in Graduate Program in Higher Education at Messiah College

Other Qualifications:
 Possession or ability to obtain valid New York State Driver’s License
 NCAA playing experience (preferred)
 Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
 Strong initiative to solve problems

Summary of Responsibilities: Assist the head coach in the planning, organizing and coaching of the track & field team.
Work Performed:
 Assist in the leadership and instruction of the personal and athletic development of student athletes.
 Assist in preparation of analyses of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly.
 Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with Head Coach for resolution of
problems as required.
 Assist in the recruitment of new potential athletes.
 Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and formation, including such activities as team devotions, individual
discipleship and mentoring.
 Monitor academic progress of each player.
 Assist in communication with alumni and organization of alumni events.
 Assist in planning/organizing community service activities.
 Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
 Weekend and evening work as position requires.

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will
evidence similar commitments.
*Please note: This position is in cooperation with Messiah College and contingent upon enrollment in a Graduate Program in
Higher Education at Messiah College.

Application Procedure:
To apply please submit the following materials via email to: jobs@houghton.edu.
(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume
(3) 3 References
(4) Answers to the following three questions:
Please review Houghton College’s Community Covenant and Doctrinal Statement available here:

1. Please provide a brief description of your faith journey, including the nature of your current participation in a
local church or fellowship.
2. What motivates you to seek employment with an institution that strives to work together in the manner
described in the community covenant?
3. Do you have any questions or concerns regarding either the doctrinal statement or community covenant?

Job Categories

NCAA Division III

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