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Assistant Coach -Track & Field / Cross Country

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Athletic Programs
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country is responsible for leading all aspects of developing and managing a competitive Division I program within the parameters designated by the University, America East Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Essential Job Duties:
1. Assist with the oversight of all aspects of student-athlete development and performance of Division I Track and Field/Cross Country program:
• Organizing, recruitment/evaluation of student-athletes
• Conducting and supervising team practices and conditioning sessions
• Preparing and implementing individual and team training strategies
• Optimizing technology to enhance recruiting, scouting and individual performance
• Mentoring and providing appropriate leadership, direction and supervision relevant to the academic progress and personal development of student-athletes
• Creating an environment that supports student-athlete welfare 60%

2. Assist with the management of administrative functions within the intercollegiate Track and Field/Cross Country program:
• Participating in conference and NCAA meetings
• Adhering to all University, Conference and NCAA rules/requirements
• Preparing and executing strategic plan for program
• Developing competitive competition schedules for each program
• Forecasting and managing budget needs relevant to equipment, scheduling, recruiting, travel, etc. 20%

3. Provide supervision and direction to the rest of the staff directly associated with program:
• Supervising academic progress of the student-athletes
• Collaborating with Sports Performance and Athletic Health Care staff 10%

4. Serve as a University Ambassador by:
• Engaging in fund-raising efforts for program
• Representing the Department of Athletics at designated University, conference, departmental and community functions
• Building alumni relationships
• Promoting participation and committing to community outreach 10%
Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:
• Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
• Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
• Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Other Job Duties:
1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
The position requires the ability to travel, and to work evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications (Required): 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years successful experience in Track and Field coaching, recruiting and administration experience in a college or university
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of techniques and strategies of the sport
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and academics success
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting regionally and nationally
  • Experience working effectively in diverse environments
  • Strong organizational skills

Additional Considerations:

  • Proven ability to provide mentoring and leadership, and a commitment to student-athlete welfare
  • Preferred Division I coaching experience
  • Familiarity with the Northeast Region
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and public relations skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A job offer for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory response to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and background check and review.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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