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Assistant Women's Track and Field Coach
DATE:   5/17/2019
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Women's Track and Field Coach
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Head Cross Country & Women's Track & Field Coach
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   President


Under 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. Candidates should be comfortable working within a collaborative and dynamic environment.

  • Contribute to the educational mission of the University by coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area of cross country training and competition.
  • Recruit student athletes for the outdoor track and field program.
  • Provide academic support for student athletes.
  • Provide motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes.
  • Be able to develop and instruct methods and strategies to coach student athletes in the hurdling or jumping events.
  • Posses the appropriate knowledge and ability to oversee and implement sprint workouts as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • Operate 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 involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


80% Provide teaching and instruction for the development of hurdling and sprint athletes on the track & field team;

10% Provide guidance and advice to student athletes;

5%   Recruit potential student-athletes.

5%   Perform supportive and/or  administrative duties as assigned for the cross country and track and field programs.

  1. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  3. Advanced knowledge of hurdles OR jumps;.expertise in sprint events required. 
  4. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  5. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  6. Ability to travel when necessary.
  7. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and ability to effectively use them.
  8. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer 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.


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.

  1. Bachelor degree or high school diploma with high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.
  2. At least one year of experience coaching track and field at the high school, college or higher competitive experience preferred. 
  3. USATF Level 1 certification preferred, but not mandatory if the candidate possesses commensurate high-level athletic experience and demonstrates advanced knowledge of the sport.
  4. Must pass  NCAA recruiting test within 30 days of hire.
  5. 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. The successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

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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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