The graduate assistant position is a two year assignment starting Fall 2022. Contingent upon acceptance to a graduate program this scholarship will be $15,000 for each academic year. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Consideration for the position is contingent upon successful admission to a Regis University’s master’s program. Interested candidates are encouraged to begin the admissions application immediately. The admissions process for Regis’ graduate programs is completely separate from the application for this position. For information about Regis University’s graduate programs, please visit http://www.regis.edu.
It is the responsibility of the graduate assistant coach to help lead a successful NCAA Division II program in the sport of Cross Country at Regis University. The athletic programs are the front porch of the institution and it is paramount that the Graduate Assistant Coach helps operate her/his program in a manner that is representative of Regis University. Excellence shall be attained through athletic success, academic achievement, service learning and leadership development.
Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university’s culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.
MAJOR DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the planning and implementation of practices, competitions and conditioning: Responsible for working in coordination with and at the direction of the head coach to plan and execute daily practice plans:
Recruit qualified Student-Athletes: Actively recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes within the philosophy of the Head Coach in accordance with the philosophy of Regis University and in strict adherence to University, NCAA and Conference regulations;
Daily operations of the Cross Country Program: Assists the head coach with all aspects of the cross country/track program including off campus practice logistics, travel logistics, maintaining countable athletically-related activity (CARA) logs and practice schedules, maintaining social media accounts, and public relations. Perform other duties as assigned;
Monitor Student-Athlete’s academic performance: Responsible for monitoring the academic success of the student-athletes in her/his program with supervision by Head Coach. Assist with the coordination of team study tables as well as working cooperatively with Regis University faculty to support their student-athletes’ path to graduation:
Fundraise for the Athletic Department: Required to fully participate in program fundraising activities, department fundraising activities, fundraising events, university campaigns and special project campaigns;
Professional development:Must engage in professional development. Assistant coach is responsible for keeping with the current trends and developments; as well as the implementation in order to perform duties more effectively. Additionally, the assistant coach must attend pertinent professional opportunities including but not limited to RMAC, NCAA, and NSCAA meetings as required by Head Coach or athletics department administrators;
Promote the brand of the Athletic Department and Regis University: Should continually strive to enhance the image of the Regis University Athletics Department and its programs through inter-personal contacts with parents, visitors, university faculty/staff, and community citizens.? Additionally, each assistant coach should participate in Athletic Department and University sponsored events and initiatives;
Service Learning: Responsible to assist head coach in the promotion and organization of service projects for her/his team in accordance with the staff handbook;
Create an atmosphere of compliance:Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing of the NCAA, the RMAC and the Regis Athletic Department. Supervise and ensure that any work-study and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules and regulations. Immediately advise the Regis compliance director if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution of higher education.
Colligate experience affiliated with a Cross Country and/or Track and Field Program.
The following skills, abilities and physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Problem Solving — Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Mathematics - A working knowledge of quantitative skills and their application.
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to reach a logical conclusion.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Diversity and Inclusion – Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work will require occasional weekend and/or evening work. Some local, regional, and/or national travel is required.
Ability to physically participate in athletic activities.
Regis University is located in the Mile High City with the unmatched backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, but Colorado’s vibrancy is just one of the many reasons students are drawn to Regis.
Regis aims to develop students as a whole person. Students from all faith backgrounds are bonded together by the common purpose of building a better society and are shaped by Jesuit, Catholic traditions, which emphasize the importance of critical thinking, having a global perspective and standing up for those who do not have a voice.
With a small student-to-faculty ratio, our award-winning faculty is dedicated to empowering graduates with the skills and perspective needed to harness their passions and talents and spur change on a local and global scale.