Graduate Assistantship for Men's & Women's Cross Country

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Classification:Graduate Assistant - Teaching (non-taxable)
Grade:Grad Student
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Intercollegiate Athletics
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Athletics

Position Summary:

As our Graduate Assistant for Men's & Women's Cross Country, you will assist the Head Coach with the scouting and recruiting of future student athletes. Apply today to join our Nanook's athletics!


100Assists the Head Coach with the scouting and recruiting of future student athletes. Includes following all NCAA, conference and University regulations and guidelines; assessing athletic talent and academic performance of potential student athletes; determining who meets the athletic requirements and University academic standards; and coordinating scholarships per the University’s approved model. Other duties as assigned. KEY ACCOUNTABILITY: Scouting and Recruiting AssistanceEssential


• Able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
• Ability to take and give direction
• Can coach athletes regardless of performance level.
• Helps athletes use their talents to achieve key goals.
• Ability to recognize athletes’ potential and work to build on it.
• Supports athletes going outside of their comfort zone.
• Encourages repeating and building upon areas of strength.
• Suggests methods to improve performance.
• Models success behaviors, a positive work manner and constant self-improvement.


One year collegiate playing experience.


Bachelor’s Degree. Must be enrolled in a UAF master’s degree program for the extent of the Graduate Assistantship. *3.0 GPA required.

Assistantship Requirements
• Domestic students who accept an Assistantship must be enrolled in at least 6 credits.
• International students in F-1 or J-1 status MUST be enrolled full-time, 9 credits.
-- Graduating international students may request a reduction in courses credit in their FINAL semester. If employed as a student worker, International students must still meet the 6 credit minimum requirements.
• Audited classes do not count towards registration requirements.
• Students working 21 – 40 hours per week during the summer semester are by default considered in taxable status and are exempt from summer registration requirements.

Grade Point Average Requirement
• Graduate Assistants are expected to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
• A Graduate Assistant with a GPA of less than 3.0, satisfactory academic progress (SAP), may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office.

Additional position details:

Seeking applicants prepared to make a two-year commitment in good faith.

This assistantship includes:

  • Bi-weekly stipend through payroll

  • A tuition scholarship for up to 10 credits per semester

  • Payment of departmental/course specific fees and university required fees

  • Payment of graduate student health insurance

  • Minimum of one-year (off-campus) housing

Students who receive an assistantship are not permitted to engage in other employment (within or outside the university) and each student is limited to a 20-hour workweek during the academic year.

If you anticipate regularly* working over 20 hours/week during your position (or find yourself doing so) you must submit a Graduate Student Workload Exception Request form (PDF).

Applicant Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and provide the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the Student Affairs Business Office at (907) 474-1847. Go ‘Nooks!

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

The initial application review will be taking place on Sept 15, 2020. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time, Sept 14, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: 


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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