Graduate Assistant Men's and Women's Cross Country
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 Year Degree
Primary Responsibilities : Under the direction of the Head Coach
Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to program recruiting plan, pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations. Perform all practice coaching responsibilities, analyze film and facilitate team meetings. Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis. Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills. Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed. Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution.
Assist with budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization as assigned. Assist with Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate. Assist with organizing and participating in team community-service event(s). Assist with camps and clinics. Supervise student workers, if applicable. All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Terms of Fellowship:
The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program. The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term (6 credits). The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, or is not able to maintain satisfactory academic standing, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow. The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc. In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Valid driver’s license required
At least three (3) years of playing/coaching experience required, recruiting experience preferred.
Follow MIAC and NCAA Division III guidelines and regulation, while exhibiting behavior that represents a positive image of the athletic program and the university.
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