Cross Country & Track Graduate Assistant

Northwestern College is seeking applicants for the position of XC/track graduate assistant (GA) for a 10-month period (August to May – could start earlier if available). Qualified applicants will assist in fostering a highly competitive and positive team culture where high-quality relationships with fellow coaches and distance athletes are emphasized. The GA will collaborate with the head coach to prepare practice plans and directly assist with strategic and personnel decisions.

A role in a shared recruiting approach is expected.  Assistance in facilitating camps will provide opportunities to organize and offer instruction to large groups of athletes and practice effective leadership skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Former athlete with a desire to pursue coaching as a career
  • Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into the Northwestern College Master of Education program or an online program elsewhere

This is a 2- to 3-year position determined by program of study. Compensation includes a stipend, graduate tuition for the Northwestern College program, and housing with an on-campus meal plan.

The successful candidate will have an authentic Christian faith and support the college’s mission and identity as expressed in our Vision for Learning, Vision for Diversity and Christian identity statement. Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit.  We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our missions. 

Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Apply online below, then send cover letter and resume to mindy.stichka@nwciowa.edu

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