Graduate Assistant - Track & Field

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is actively seeking candidates for its Graduate Assistant for Track & Field. The central focus for the Graduate Assistant is to provide assistance and support to the Head Track & Field Coach and the track & field program at the University of Pikeville.


  1.  Assist and be proactive in the recruitment process of student athletes
  2. Participate in coaches’ meetings for practice prep and game planning
  3. Coach an event group with minimal supervision
  4. Assist with all practices and meets for the track & field team
  5. Assist in all community service planning and implementation
  6. Upload video and assist in analyzing athlete performance through video
  7. Assist with fundraising for the team’s budget and facilities
  8. Assist with budget management, supplies, and equipment through performing office work
  9. Assist with all aspects of track & field operations including but not limited to (travel, purchasing including gear and equipment)
  10. Assist with all camps including marketing, organization, and operations
  11. Assist with all event groups
  12. Monitor academic progress of individuals who are part of the track & field program
  13. Attend and travel to high school competitions for recruiting
  14. Drive university vehicles (when necessary)
  15. Other duties as assigned


  • Effective presenter
  • Multitasking
  • Organized
  • Decision making
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Project management


  • Team player
  • Adaptability
  • Strong communication
  • Initiative
  • Leadership


  • Reports to Head Coach
    • All completed work is referred to supervisor for review
  • Manage student athletes, team managers, and volunteers

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Athletic background preferred
  • At least 1-2 years of assistant coaching experience
  • Must be familiar with conducting research online
  • Must be familiar Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, printer, fax machine
  • Must be able to perform simple calculations
  • Must have a clean driving record

**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 06/03/2019
Department: Athletics
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.