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Assistant Track & Field Coach
DATE:   11/29/2018
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Track & Field Coach
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Head Women's Track and Field Coach
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   President

SUMMARY:
Under general supervision the Assistant Track and Field Coach assists the head coach in developing student-athletics academically and athletically for the track & field program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Recruit student athletes for track and field program;
  • Provides academic support for student-athletics;
  • Provides motivation, counseling and supervision for student-athletics;
  • Monitors study hall, day-to-day class attendance, academic enhancement program reports and maintains contact with professors regarding student's academic progress;
  • Instructs methods and strategies and coaches student-athletes in the sport;
  • Operates the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and the MAAC; understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
70%  Provides teaching and instruction to track and field students-athletes where delegated by supervisor; follows and conforms to NCAA rules and regulations;

15%  Activities related to the recruitment of potential student-athletes.

15%  Other duties as assigned i support of the track and field program and the well-being of its student athletes.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. Strong interpersonal , organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  2. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations;
  3. Knowledge of track and field coaching and teaching techniques (specifically sprint and hurdling) and the ability to effective use them;
  4. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary;
  5. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquires and communicate with others by telephone;
  6. Ability to travel when necessary;
  7. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them;
  8. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to:  keyboard, software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax;
  9. Knowledge of academic eligibility rules;
  10. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
The functions of this position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting.  Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, running, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, software applications, involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  This position requires traveling.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these tasks without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
  1. Bachelor degree or high school diploma with high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience.
  2. At least one year of experience coaching track and field at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years' experience competing in track and field at the college level or higher.
  3. Must take NCAA recruiting test within 30 days, must pass within 120 days of hire.
  4. Valid driver's license th at meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.


Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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