Assist head coach in any manner necessary in order to have successful practices, meets, and overall quality of the track and field/cross country program. The primary responsibility of the Graduate Assistant is to provide full support of the program to which the individual is assigned. This position will support the Athletics department and School of Health Science and Wellness.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assigned duties from the Director of Athletics and head coach Recruit possible Northwest student-athletes Follow up on class work and grades with students Coach event(s) group(s) at practice and competitions Teach athletes new concepts and ideas Assist with practice/practice preparation Assist with meets/meet preparation Assist with equipment preparation/inventory Position may require working with home track meets/sports camps as needed. May require driving a University vehicle on and off campus to transport students and/or equipment for participation in organized athletics events while conducting University business Require valid US driver's license and must have in possession while driving If expected to operate a 15-passenger vehicle, must complete a training session with Facility Services prior to operating the vehicle
Experience: Track and field/cross country experience can be required. Knowledge of computers and technology is a must. Must be able to work with kids and teach kids. Know and understand proper rules, regulations, and officiating regarding track and field/cross country as well as recruiting and ethics. Experience in HSW programs preferred.
Dress Specifications (if any required for position):Appropriate dress is required while representing the School or University. Can be professional at times, but none specifically. Meet day – coaching gear.
Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
About NW Missouri State
COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.
UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 7,100 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.
Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.
The University is a national model for student success and ...career placement. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.
Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,400 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”
For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.