Track and Field Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Midland University
Job Description

Midland University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Fremont, Nebraska (just outside of metro Omaha), is accepting applications for the position of Track and Field Graduate Assistant. The coaching position will be offered within our graduate assistant structure, requiring admission to the University's Master of Education and Leadership or Master of Business Administration programs for the Spring 2018 semester.

This role is responsible for providing primary leadership over jumping events. It will also contribute to many areas of the track and field program including recruiting, coaching, video review, equipment management and other related responsibilities. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:                                                                          

  • Support the development and execution of recruitment and retention strategies of student track and field athletes.
  • Assist head and assistant coaches with the administration and leadership of the track and field program to provide:
    • Coaching and instruction during training activities
    • Direction in strength and conditioning activities
    • Video analysis of performance
    • Leadership in running competitions, camps and clinics
  • Ensure team compliance with all NAIA and institutional, rules and regulations.
  • Take a leadership role in maintaining the team's equipment inventory.
  • Represent Midland University by continuously role modeling respect, integrity and student-focused decision making.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required, focus in education or human performance is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2 years track and field competitive experience is required, coaching experience is preferred.
  • Pole vault and horizontal jumps experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, positivity and problem solving skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office tools, specifically Excel and Word.


Compensation for this position depends in part on the Master's program pursued. It may include campus meal plan, on-campus housing or allowance, monthly stipend and/or tuition remission from the University. 


The position will remain open until filled.

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