Human Resources

Graduate Assistant Track/Field & Cross Country

Muskingum University invites applicants for Graduate Assistant in Track/Field & Cross Country. This position is responsible for assisting in the overall coaching and management of the sprints/hurdles or throws event group within the track & field programs; within the philosophy of Muskingum University, the NCAA Division III structure, and the Ohio Athletic Conference guidelines. In addition to competitiveness, the Graduate Assistant will emphasize holistic student well-being and be a relentless supporter of Muskingum University and its athletics department.


  • Assist with the development and implementation of training plans for designated event group(s) during indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
  • Coach student-athletes as assigned during practices and meets. Provide oversight and evaluation of student-athletes’ daily progress, including strength training, conditioning, and the students’ academic, personal, and athletic development.
  • Recruit prospective student athletes in compliance with university-developed goals.
  • Recruitment may include making initial contact with prospective students and families, assisting with campus visits, maintaining regular contact with recruits, maintaining notes in Front Rush, and providing advice on the admission process, financial aid, and Muskingum Experience.
  • Perform secondary duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or their designee.
  • May participate in event scheduling, budget management, procurement of equipment, all aspects of meet management for collegiate and high school events, operation of timing system, and fundraising.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Muskingum staff to integrate efforts and create program success.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonable related duties, including special projects.


  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Acceptance or ability to be accepted into Muskingum University Graduate Program.
  • Strong collegiate background in either sprints/hurdles or throwing events.
  • Ability to use athletic software, such as Front Rush.
  • Desire to coach within the NCAA Division III philosophy and OAC and Muskingum guidelines.
  • Ability to collaborate and participate as an active member of the athletic department and the University community.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references, including each reference’s email address, phone number, and a brief description of your relationship to the reference. Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131. Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. This position will remain open until filled with review of applications to begin immediately.

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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