Reporting to the Head Coach, Track and Field, the Assistant Coach, Track and Field has the primary responsibility to provide instruction, coaching expertise and leadership to the student athletes and develop a competitive track and field program within the guidelines of the NCAA, RMAC, and Colorado Mesa University. Responsibilities includes all aspects of a collegiate track and field program: recruiting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring academic performance and promoting intercollegiate athletics. Teaching responsibilities may be included.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists in coaching student-athletes, which includes evaluating their performance in both practice and competition, teaching fundamental techniques and providing leadership and instruction, as directed by the Head Coach.
Teach sportsmanship and set an example of good moral and physical behavior for the student-athletes in your charge.
Assist in implementing a successful recruiting strategy to attract outstanding student- athletes to attend Colorado Mesa University while remaining in full compliance with all NCAA and RMAC rules, as well as departmental and college policies and procedures.
Implement a training plan and oversee all technical aspects of throwing
Maintain standards of performance consistent with departmental academic and athletic expectations as reflected in the mission statement, goals, objectives, departmental guidelines, and performance appraisal procedures.
Coordinate and implement with the head coach and compliance officer eligibility requirements to ensure full compliance with governing rules and regulations, proper administration of financial aid for both prospective and enrolled student-athletes, facilities scheduling, and contest administration and game operations as necessary.
Assist the head coach in the monitoring of student-athletes' academic progress through classroom checks, study hall and progress reports.
Assist in the coordination, development, supervision and daily operations of summer camps and clinics.
Engage in, coordinate and help implement all fund-raising activities for the program in conjunction with the head coach and athletic representatives.
Assist in the development and implementation of all aspects of pre-season, in-season,post-season and off-season conditioning.
Represent the college at professional meetings, alumni gatherings, campus activities and civic affairs as requested by the head coach or athletic administrators.
Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as requested/required.
Encourage an effective outreach program with student-athletes that provide benefit to the on and off-campus community.
Maintain, as appropriate, effective relationships with parents, alumni, friends of the program, and others toward the positive image and promotion of the program.
Evening and weekend work is required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Coaching experience in throwing events.
Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities.
Ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.
Must have experience in prevention and care of athletic injuries, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
Competition experience at the collegiate level.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.
REASONING ABILITY Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.