Millikin University, a NCAA Division III member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), is accepting nominations and applications for a Track & Field/Cross Country Coach Intern. This position has the potential to become a Graduate Assistant, contingent upon being admitted to the MBA Program. Millikin University is a four-year undergraduate university with 2,100 full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Professional Studies, and Tabor School of Business. Millikin is situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, IL (population of 85,000) 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis.This position reports to the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This position is designed as an educational experience from August 1 through May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his or her skill development and coaching ability in one or more event areas. Candidates should have a strong background in the Sprints and Jumps. This appointment has a possible one-year renewal. You may view a complete position description at www.millikin.edu/employment. To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to www.millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.
Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:
Under the guidance of the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, the Intern will:
Learn the process for recruiting successful student athletes.
Assist in recruitment and retention of Track & Field and Cross Country players for Millikin University.
Gain an understanding for the role of the student athlete in a DIII Athletic Program.
Develop skills to compete for a full time assistant coaching position or graduate assistantship.
Serve as a position coach.
Develop ability to break down film in conjunction with other Track & Field/Cross Country staff.
Develop ability to monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:
Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III.
Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University.
Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond track & field and cross country.
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles ...west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.