Division of Enrollment (Athletics)

Job Description


Position Title:        Assistant Swimming and Triathlon Coach/Graduate Assistant

Department:          Athletics

FLSA:                    Exempt


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:   Head Swimming and Triathlon Coach and Athletic Director
  • Works Closely with:   Athletic Department Staff; Enrollment Staff, Swimming and Triathlon Team Members, and Athletic Director


Position Summary: This position will report to the Head Swimming and Triathlon Coach and Athletic Director.  This Graduate Assistantship is for one year, with a possible one-year renewal.  The successful candidate must be admitted into a master’s program at Millikin University.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good


Primary Responsibilities/Athletic Functions:             

Under the guidance of the Head Swimming and Triathlon Coach, the GA will:

  1. Assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the swimming program
  2. Gain professional collegiate experiences in game and practice coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, and all other aspect of running an intercollegiate swimming and triathlon program
  3. Assist in all areas of team development, including in-season and out-of-season activities as allowed by Millikin, CCIW, and NCAA
  4. Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Swimming and Triathlon Program
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Swimming and Triathlon Coach

Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the GA will:

  1. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III
  2. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University
  3. Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management
  4. Perform duties in the area of event management


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with admission into master’s degree program at Millikin
  • Swimming experience at the collegiate level or coaching at the high school, club or college level (triathlon experience a plus)
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational, and interpersonal skills


Work Environment:

          Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

          Physical Effort:

  • Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

          Working Conditions:

  • Outdoor exposure to weather
  • Alternative or flexible work schedule
  • Travel and/or periodic overnight travel


Hazards: None

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