Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 11-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package. The Assistant Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach reports to the Head Men's and Women's Track & Field Coaches.
The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach (Horizontal and Vertical Jumps) will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the track & field programs and working to assist the Head Coaches in performing all duties in compliance with all NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
Meet annual recruitment goals established by the Director of Athletics and Head Coaches.
Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Assist the head coaches in planning and executing prospective student-athlete visits to campus and with off-campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
Assist head coaches in generating and responding to prospective student-athlete contacts generated throughout the year. These include coaches’ mailings, attendance at competitions and camps, recruiting services, and admissions contacts.
Establish and maintain recruiting database for recruiting utilizing the software program designated by the Department of Athletics.
Utilize a variety of communication platforms to recruit prospective student-athletes (e.g., phone calls; texts; social media; emails; etc.).
Attend practices and/or competitions of recruits.
Assist in summer recruiting efforts by attending competitions and other recruitment opportunities as designated by the Head Coaches.
Assist the head coaches in serving as the travel coordinator by arranging bus and van schedules, airline travel, pre- and post-game meals, and overnight accommodations.
Assist the head coaches in serving as the recruiting visit coordinator by arranging schedules through the Admission Office.
Assist the head coaches in serving as the inventory coordinator for uniforms and team gear.
Assist the head coaches in serving as the social media coordinator as described by the head coaches.
Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of recruits and student-athletes.
Assist the head coaches in monitoring academic progress of student-athletes and engage in student-athlete advising as described by head coaches.
Be a presence in the office and available to assist student-athlete needs.
Engage and maintain contact with the Sports Marketing and Communication Office and respond to requests as needed.
Collaborate with head coaches on daily practice plan, specifically responsible for horizontal and vertical jumps athlete development.
Demonstrate an understanding of skill development as related to the horizontal and vertical jumps and the proper progression used to prepare athletes for competition.
Assist with all practice and competition day set up.
Assist in planning and oversight of strength and conditioning sessions and individual workouts in season.
Assist in designing off-season workouts for horizontal and vertical jumps athlete development.
Game Day Responsibilities
Assist head coaches in competition preparation and management
Perform post-meet duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), unpacking/returning equipment, implements, etc.; and communicating with the Sports Marketing and Communication Office.
Help distribute, collect and inventory student-athlete gear and equipment.
Assist with all program fundraisers and alumni outreach.
Assist with appropriate program marketing, including social media accounts.
Be knowledgeable and able to assume head coaching responsibilities in case the head coach is unable to perform his or her duties.
Be an active member of the athletics department staff by attending staff meetings and other department scheduled activities,
Be responsive and timely with all requests from departmental support staff (administrative leadership; athletic trainer(s); etc.).
Assist in game management duties for other department programs.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Experience & Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree is required.
Previous collegiate experience whether it be coaching or playing, and/or success as a head coach at the high school level.
The ability to demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
A current and valid driver’s license is required.
All Department of Athletics employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Earlham College
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)Faculty a...t Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.The Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
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