Graduate Assistant - Cross Country/Track & Field

Posted 03/31/2022

Position Summary

Serves as an Assistant Coach of Cross Country/Track & Field (XCTF), NAIA programs.  John Brown University belongs to the Sooner Athletic Conference.  Provides assistance to the head coach in practices, meets, conditioning, recruiting and other parts of the programs.  Responsible for assisting head coach in enforcing institutional, conference and NAIA regulations relevant to the JBU XCTF programs.  This is a graduate assistant position with up to $10,000 of graduate tuition remission at JBU each fiscal year and a $5,000 stipend.

Role Qualifications

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, and students; servant attitude.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Assist the head coach in ways that will benefit the total program.
  • Assist head coach with administrative duties of XCTF – travel details, budget, etc
  • Assist head coach in monitoring and assisting XCTF student-athletes in achieving academic success at JBU, including implementation and oversight of individual study hall as needed.
  • Assist head coach in development and implementation of weight training program for student-athletes.
  • Attend all practices and be prepared to assist the head coach in all instruction.  Main emphasis on sprinters.
  • Assist in the recruitment of student-athletes that fit the overall mission of JBU and who excel in XCTF.
  • Meet with individual players regularly for mentoring and assistance.
  • Attend all coaches’ meetings called by the head coach.
  • Carry out assignments as prepared by the head coach.
  • Assist the head coach in the distribution and collection of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Be responsible for the security of all facilities used by the team and coach when the head coach is not present.
  • Be responsible for the conduct of the student athletes at all times:  practices, games, road trips, etc
  • Perform any other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach.

Skills and Experience 

  • Working knowledge of XCTF.
  • Collegiate competitive experience preferred.
  • Good communication skills and administrative abilities


Bachelor’s Degree; Applicant must gain acceptance to one of the graduate programs at John Brown University

Reporting to this Position  

No direct reports


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment can be excessive.


The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.‚Äč 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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