SUMMARY Reporting to the Athletics Director, the Head Indoor/Outdoor Track Coach and Facilities Manager is responsible for the recruiting of prospective student-athletes, planning and executing practices, scouting of opponents, practice and game preparation, contest scheduling, budget preparation, fundraising, and facilities management. There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other related duties may be assigned Coaching • Recruits and maintains a full roster for both the men and women's indoor and outdoor track program and men's and women's cross country • Develops and implements effective practice and game strategies • Schedules and organizes games/meets, with approval from the Associate Athletic Director. • Communicates schedules to athletes and department personnel as required • Works with Athletics and Admissions' staff to develop and implement recruiting strategies and programs to identify and attract promising student-athletes • Maintains contact with promising athletes and provide prompt follow-up to inquiries from potential athletes • Other duties may be as assigned as necessary
Facilities Manager Duties • Facility setup and game-day operations at the Outdoor Sports Complex, Baseball Field, Softball Field, and Griffin Complex • Works with the Facilities Coordinator and Athletic Director in coordinating game and practice logistics and equipment set-up for athletic events in the Outdoor Sports Complex • Makes recommendations for facility improvements and repairs • Oversees all aspects of game and events management for all the collegiate athletics programs • Serves as Championship Director for hosted NCAA and Conference championship events • Additional responsibilities include the management of funds in the area of facilities and game management and implementation of respective departmental policies and checklists • Representation of the department within other organizations and committees on campus is also required • Serves as department liaison with Plant Services.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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.
Bachelor's Degree required and a minimum of three years collegiate coaching experience or related experience required.
Technical Skills Proficiency with the personal computer.
Language Skills Effective written and verbal communication is essential. Ability to articulate athletic policies and procedures. Ability to respond to and deal with varied constituencies.
Mathematical Skills Ability to develop budgetary, demographic and other reports that may require mathematical computations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability Ability to gather, organize, interpret and present information for reports. Ability to respond to crisis and emergencies. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Interpersonal Skills Ability to supervise and evaluate coaching performances. Ability to interact with students on a one-to-one basis as well as in groups. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
About GWYNEDD MERCY UNIVERSITY
Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic college with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region’s powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 3,000 students and prime location 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia means that we’re large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. In U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 edition of “Best Colleges,” Gwynedd Mercy University ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates. Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III me...n’s and women’s sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 30 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 168 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away