Department: Athletics and Recreation

Reports to: Head Track and Field Coach

Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose: Responsible for instructing student athletes in the rules and fundamentals of track and field; and providing input and assistance to the head coach in determining fundamental philosophy, skills, and techniques.

Duties:

• Design instruction for individual student athletes and for specific events and team needs
• Instruct student athletes in the rules and fundamentals of track and/or field events as assigned by the Head Coach
• Provide input and assist the head coach in determining fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques
• Provide instruction related to physical health, team concepts and safety
• Assist the Head Coach in the recruitment of student-athletes
• Assist the head coach with inventory and issuing of equipment
• Assist the Head Coach in communications with the office of admission and financial-aid office regarding applications
• Assists in communications with Campus Facilities and Admissions offices for overnight prospects
• Supervise student workers
• Assist in the advising of students on their academic progress
• Maintain current knowledge and abides by NCAA/HCAC rules, policies, procedures
• Assists in weight room supervision
• Supervise open gymnasium as needed and as permitted by NCAA Bylaws for safety purposes.
• Assists the head coach with marketing / public relations
• Supports the total athletic program 
• Demonstrates integrity and upholds the values and mission of the College.
• Committee assignments and other duties appropriate to skills and training as assigned by supervisors
• Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.

Primary Contacts: Department Director, coaching staff, Athletic Training staff, Recreation Coordinators, Coordinator of Athletic and Recreation Facilities, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Secretary, student employees, Student Affairs staff, Admission staff, prospective students and families, enrolled students, Registrar, Faculty Athletic Representative, and other members of the College community as well as the local and outside community. 

Supervision Exercised: Student workers

Supervision Received: Works toward a previously defined objective and uses a wide range of procedures exercising discretion and judgment; consulting and referring to the head coach as appropriate

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience: One year experience coaching track and field.  Experience with the throwing events is preferred

Specialized Training: Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs; computer; camera; recording devices; copier; weight training equipment; track/field equipment; and First Aid, CPR and AED certification; and licensed driving license.

Skills/Attributes

Customer Service:

• Exhibit a student and prospective student" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
• Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' or prospective students’ needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students'  or prospective students’’ needs
• Demonstrate ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential
• Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and prospective students
• Available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
• Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education

Teamwork:

• Collaborate well with others and help make the Athletics and Recreation staff a cohesive group
• Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or University goals
• Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Athletics and Recreation Department and other areas of the University as appropriate as required during high service demand times

Communication:

• Develop and nurture an effective, productive and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining appropriate level of professionalism
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
• Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking 
• Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others

Accuracy:  Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights or omissions

Technical:

• Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
• Demonstrate creativity and high energy
• Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
• Must possess aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office

Work Environment, Physical Demands: Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work; and driving a University van when necessary

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To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via e-mail to: tina.blakley@msj.edu

Please include “Attn: Assistant Track and Field Coach 50%” in your subject line. A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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