Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country
REPORTS TO: HEAD COACH, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY STATUS: FULL-TIME, EXEMPT, SALARIED
Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, OH, invites applications for the position of assistant coach, men’s and women’s track & field and cross country. The coach is responsible for recruiting, organization and supervision of the College’s track & field and cross country program.
Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). Recent successes within the program include individual national qualifiers, All-Americans and national champions and top-20 national team finishes in indoor and outdoor track & field. Teams train at the world-renowned SPIRE Institute, home to the Michael Johnson Training Facility.
•Organizes, in conjunction with the head coach, all aspects of the program, including facility, meet, practice and operational issues.
•Serves as recruiter for the sport of track & field and cross country, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.
•Works closely with the promotional and fundraising efforts of the athletics department.
•Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards, where student-athletes are empowered to leave lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
•Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.
•Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.
•Follows all institutional, GMAC and NCAA regulations regarding track & field and cross country in particular and athletics in general.
•Other duties as assigned by the head coach, men’s and women’s track & field and cross country.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree required. • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes. • Knowledge and specialization in distance and cross country preferred, including at least one year prior coaching experience at the collegiate level. • Must have strong team-building and management skills. • Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner. • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff, as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics is a must. • Professional network with high schools and coaches in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania preferred.
Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.
Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method for applications) or Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu and http://www.lakeeriestorm.com. EOE
As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Ohio’s Western Reserve, Lake Erie College is proud of its long heritage. From its start as a female seminary, in the Mount Holyoke style, to the coeducational institution it is today, the College has been a leader in higher education for over 160 years. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College fosters an environment of engagement, empowerment and self-evaluation in a diverse world, for both students and employees. We offer a rich menu of employee benefits in retirement, health, education and more, affirming the value we place in our employees.
Lake Erie College provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
About Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs grounded in the liberal arts. We empower students to deal with the diversity, complexity and change necessary to excel in the 21st century. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 17 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.