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POSITION: Graduate Assistant - Athletics -Track and Cross Country

REPORTS TO: Head Track Coach and Director of Athletics

SALARY: $10.00/hour plus fully paid tuition and fees. Full-time tuition is for nine graduate credits per term (fall and spring). Room and board, additional tuition charges, books and incidental costs are not covered. Summer tuition is not covered by the graduate assistantship.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the requirements to drive University vehicles required. Collegiate Basketball playing and/or coaching experience preferred. Must demonstrate proficient organizational, communication and public relations skills; must possess general computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Candidate must be currently enrolled or accepted into a Point Park University graduate school program (preferably the Masters in Athletic Coaching and Administration program) by Fall 2024.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Assist the Head coach and Director of Athletics in the development and management of all phases of the Point Park Track and Cross Country program.


  1. Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, the River States Conference, and the NAIA.
    2. Assist the Head Coach with planning and coordinating practices and tactics. Attend all practices.
    3. Assist with pre-season and in-season training and conditioning of student-athletes.
    4. Assist the Head Coach in the total recruiting process including evaluation, travel, correspondence, and personal contacts. Assist with updating and maintaining team social media channels.
    5. Assist the Head Coach in developing the schedule, travel, disciplinary, fund raising and Community
    service program as it relates to the Track and Cross Country program. Attend all contests.
    6. Work compatibly and cooperatively with the staff and personnel of the athletics department.
    7. Become Point Park University van certified and maintain certification assist in driving team shuttle
    buses to and from practices / games.
    8. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director with set up, preparation and coverage for athletic events at all Point Park University facilities and other off-site locations
    9. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director in the supervision of a large student worker group and table staff
    for home events.
    10. Assist administrative staff with game-day operations and administrative support.
    11. Attend departmental meetings when necessary.
    12. Attend awards ceremonies.
    13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants should submit by mail or email (preferred) a letter of application, resume, official undergraduate and / or graduate transcripts, at least two letters of recommendation, and other relevant application materials to:
Lisa Knapp
Athletics Department
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

When responding via email please reference  - GRADUATE ASSISTANT - ATHLETICS -  Track and Cross Country in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf). All emails submitted will receive an automatic confirmation email. Due to some junk mail filters, the confirmation email may not reach you. To ensure receipt of the confirmation email, use the return receipt option built into your email program when sending your information. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume.

If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer