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Assistant Women's Track and Field Coach|
PT - less than 1000 hours annually|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Head Women's Track and Field Coach|
general supervision the Assistant Women’s Track & Field Coach will assist
the head coach in developing student athletes academically and athletically for
the outdoor track and field program, and contribute to the educational mission
of the University by offering direction and instruction in the area of track
& field. Candidates should have a strong knowledge/background within the
hurdling events as the position will entail working predominantly with this
group; knowledge/experience of the jumping events is a plus. The position will
be a 7-month appointment (mid-November through the beginning of May, 2014) with
the opportunity to renew the appointment following an evaluation. Candidates
should be comfortable working within a collaborative and dynamic environment.
to the educational mission of the University by coordinating the instruction of
student-athletes in the area of cross country training and competition.
student athletes for the track and field program.
academic support for student athletes.
motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes.
study hall, day-to-day class attendance, and academic enhancement program
reports and maintain contact with professors regarding student’s academic
methods and strategies and coach student athletes in the sport.
the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and the
- Understanding that a coach can be
suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to involved
in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
75% Provide teaching and instruction
as well as individual team instruction for thefundamentals of track and field and developing skills; Follow and
NCAA rules and regulations.
10% Provide guidance and advice to
10% Recruit potential
5% Provide administrative support to cross country program as directed by
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
of NCAA rules and regulations.
knowledge of hurdles and sprint technique. Knowledge/experience
in jumps a plus.
to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by
to travel when necessary.
of recruiting techniques and ability to effectively use them.
to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer
keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
of academic eligibility rules.
to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university
The functions of the position usually
performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of
stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other
movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer
software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand
movements. All individuals are required
to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to
themselves or others.
- Bachelor degree or high school diploma with
high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.
- At least one year of experience coaching track
and field at the high school, college or higher competitive experience preferred.
- USATF Level 1 certification preferred, but
not mandatory if the candidate possesses commensurate high-level athletic
experience and demonstrates advanced knowledge of the sport.
- Must take NCAA recruiting test within 30
days, must pass within 120 days of hire. (four months)
- A valid New York State driver’s license is
required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting
rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate
a motor vehicle in Canada.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: