Full-time, year round position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Amherst College invites applications for the position of head coach of the college's men's track and field and cross country teams, a full-time, year-round position. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Nearly one-quarter of the college's students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 9 percent of our students are international students, 78 percent of whom are students of color. We seek candidates who will excel at coaching, teaching, mentoring, and inspiring stellar students who are broadly diverse.
The head coach is responsible for the administration of all aspects of Amherst's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III men's track and field and cross country program. The position is charged with fostering the growth, development, and achievement of student-athletes and our teams' continuing success in the competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The successful candidate will also be responsible for other related duties assigned by the director of athletics. The position requires an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment. The head coach takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
- Teaching and coaching
- Scheduling and conducting regular practice sessions
- Maintaining detailed statistics and records, evaluation reports, and other information for each student-athlete
- Developing and implementing strategies to further the success of teams and individual student-athletes
- Coordinating and collaborating with institutions inside and out of the conference to develop the schedule for competitions
- Acquiring and maintaining thorough knowledge of NESCAC, NCAA, and Amherst College rules and regulations, and ensuring compliance
- Organizing and overseeing all phases of the recruitment of student-athletes
- Attending meetings within the department and conference
- Performing other duties/functions as requested
- Bachelor's degree
- A valid driver's license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate Amherst College vehicles
- Experience playing or coaching track and field and cross country at the college level
- Strong recruiting skills
- An understanding of the role intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment
Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary; three museums: the Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants, and entertainment and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community, and beautiful surroundings make Amherst College and the town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!