Overview:  Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Lourdes University invites applicants for the position of Track and Field/Cross Country Graduate Assistant.

The Graduate Assistant (Sprints/Middle Distance/Field Events) will work directly in the Track and Field office to assist with day-to-day coaching/teaching, academic support, social media and administrative procedures. This position will directly report to Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:

Coaching

  • Assist the coaching staff to provide student-athletes with the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences required to be competitive at their chosen position or area
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of practice techniques to improve student-athlete skills

Recruiting

  • Assist the program in recruiting and maintaining a team size consistent with University and department goals.
  • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential student athletes to their respective program/positions.
  • Ensure ALL recruiting operations adhere to Lourdes University and NAIA policies.

Administration

  • Assist with key administrative tasks, such as: team travel, budget management, equipment inventory, social media
  • Implement and monitor strategies for student-athlete academic success
  • Coordinate and monitor study table, study hours, and community service

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admittance into a graduate program at Lourdes University.
  • Two-year commitment as a Graduate Assistant preferred.
  • Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in coaching and skill analysis
  • Self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills

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