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CPASS Student Worker Needed

CPASS Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Studies Assistant
Call for Student Worker Applicants

Faculty Name: Kristen Dieffenbach
Faculty Department: College of Physical Activity and Sport Studies, Coaching and Teaching Studies; CPASS Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Studies
Goals for the Project: The Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Studies (CACSS) has funding from the U.S. Center for Coaching Excellence for a student work assistant position to assist Dr. Dieffenbach, with USCCE initiatives related to education and research. CACSS is currently working on several studies that are a part of the development of a national coaching report for the United States and to better understand the landscape of coaching education and coach development. The ideal candidate will be assisting Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach, director of the CPASS and current USCCE president.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Interest in sports not required, all majors welcome

Skills a student may acquire:

A student in this position will assist in research efforts utilizing survey research techniques and administrative tasks associated with research. 

Activities may include:

  • Schedule interviews
  • Conduct interviews
  • Administer questionnaires (by phone, in person, online)
  • Collect and record data
  • Review forms and/or notes for completeness
  • Transcribe from digital recorders and videotapes
  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

Requirements for the job

Students must:
  • be able to operate computer, phone, and/or other research equipment;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • be able to put in 5 hours a week; and
  • have experience with Microsoft applications (e.g, Word, Excel, Publisher).
Additional desired skills for this position, but not required:
  • Knowledge of academic literature search tools
  • Experience creating infographics
  • Experience using Adobe Pro
  • Experience with web site design and social media platforms

Position Details

Student worker salary range is between $9-12/hour. Summer and fall hours available. Weekly meetings with Dr. Dieffenbach are required, however the work can be completed independently each week.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, 3 references and a cover letter to Dr. Dieffenbach at