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Assistant Cross Country / Distance Coach|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Head Cross Country Coach|
supervision the Assistant Cross Country / Distance Coach will assist the Head Coach in contributing
to the educational mission of the University by developing student-athletes
academically and athletically for the men’s and women’s cross country programs.
Candidates should have a strong knowledge/background within distance and cross
country running. Prior coaching or
leadership position(s) within the sport is preferred; competitive experience as
an athlete is a plus. The position will
be a 6-month appointment (divided into 2 segments, 3 months in the fall
semester and 3 months in the spring semester), with the opportunity to renew
the appointment following an evaluation.
Candidates should be comfortable working within a collaborative and
- Contribute to
the educational mission of the University by coordinating the instruction of
student-athletes in the area of cross country training and competition.
- Assist in the recruitment of student athletes for the men's and women's cross country program.
- Provide academic
support for student athletes.
motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes.
- Monitor study
hall, day-to-day class attendance, and academic enhancement program reports and
maintain contact with professors regarding student’s academic progress.
- Provide instruction in the methods and strategies for the student athletes to succeed in the sport.
- 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.
Provide additional administrative support and perform other supplemental duties as assigned.
80% Provide teaching and instruction to student athletes in regards to cross country oriented training;
10% Provide academic and athletic guidance, support, and advice to
5% Assist in recruiting potential student athletes;
5% Provide assistance with administrative duties as needed
At all times the position will require following and conforming to NCAA rules and regulations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
of NCAA rules and regulations.
- Advanced knowledge and/or experience with distance running and the wide variety of training modalities involved.
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.
degree or high level amateur or professional playing
and/or coaching experience required.
- At least one
year of experience coaching(or holding a leadership position) within cross country at the high school or college level 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
- 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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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