JOB SUMMARY: WPU strives to create a vibrant learning community for all its members, including students, staff, and faculty. To help foster that community, Graduate Assistants will lead by example and develop others’ leadership capabilities, employ relevant technologies, and actively demonstrate the Quaker virtues of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.
Bachelor’s Degree required
Background in the Hurdles and or Jumps
Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams;
Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgment;
Good written and oral communication skills;
Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines;
Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential;
Willing to work long hours.
About William Penn University
Allen Friesen is in his 10th season as Head Track and Field Coach. He is also in his ninth season as Assistant Cross Country Coach.
Since becoming the head coach, Friesen has guided his athletes in nearly re-writing the entire track and field school record books. He has coached one national champion (Derek Seddon, discus, 2017), 22 All-Americans, and had numerous national qualifiers. Dating back to the 2015 indoor season, William Penn has produced an All-American at 10 consecutive national championships.
Friesen was also named Midwest Collegiate Conference Indoor Coach of the Year in 2015.
In cross country, six individuals have qualified for nationals during his tenure, highlighted by Jamal Boma earning the program's first All-America award in 2017.