Division of Enrollment (Athletics)

Job Description



Position Title:        Assistant Track & Field Coach Intern/Graduate Assistant

Department:          Athletics

FLSA:                    Internship


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:              Director of Track & Field and Cross Country
  • Works Closely with:   Athletic Department Staff; Track & Field and Cross Country Team Members


Position Summary: This position will report to the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country.  This internship is designed as a 10-month educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas.  The appointment is for one year, with a possible one-year renewal.  Pursuing a graduate degree at a nearby university may be possible.



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 - Intern Functions:              

Under the guidance of the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, the Intern will:

  1. Learn the process for recruiting successful student athletes.
  2. Assist in recruitment and retention of Track & Field and Cross Country players for Millikin University.
  3. Gain an understanding for the role of the student athlete in a DIII Athletic Program.
  4. Develop skills to compete for a full time assistant coaching position or graduate assistantship.
  5. Serve as a position coach.
  6. Develop ability to break down film in conjunction with other Track & Field/Cross Country staff.
  7. Develop ability to monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
  8. Responsible for on field coaching for the throwing events and others as assigned by the Head Coach


Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern 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 beyond track & field and cross country.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred
  • Strong 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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