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Track & Field – Graduate Assistant

Date: June 8, 2023

Positions Title: Track & Field Graduate Assistants (2 openings)

Department: Athletics

Positions Requirements & Preferences: 

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience
    • Background in the area of your assigned Graduate Assistant area (Track & Field)
  • Abilities
    • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams;
    • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgment;
    • Good written and oral communication skills;
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines;
    • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential;
    • Willing to work long hours.

Position Summary:
William Penn University strives to create a vibrant learning community for all of its members, including students, staff, and faculty. To help foster that community, our Graduate Assistants will lead by example and develop others’ leadership capabilities, employ relevant technologies, and actively demonstrate the Quaker virtues of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.


  • Administer your sport/area in total compliance with William Penn, NAIA and HAAC regulations and guidelines.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the designated budget. All purchases need to be approved by the head coach/department head.
  • Assist with recruiting and retaining students.
  • Oversee Junior Varsity program, when applicable.
  • Attend Department meetings.
  • Assist with coordination of travel plans with the Transportation Director.
  • Be a positive role model for students and monitor discipline procedures within your sport/area.
  • Encourage/monitor attendance and academic performance as directed by the head coach/department head.
  • Assist with annual inventory.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Fulfill all obligations, as established by your program, for the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
  • Be loyal and supportive of the Staff, Faculty and Administration.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Training Staff.
  • Perform responsibilities of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and attend annual training.
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic/university events as needed by the administration.
  • All Other duties as assigned

Reports to: Head Track & Field Coach

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time | Part-Time | Temp: Graduate Assistant (minimum of 2 years)

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer