Assistant Football Coach, Special Teams Coordinator

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Date: March 16, 2018  
Title: Assistant Football Coach, Special Teams Coordinator

Description: Hartwick College (a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Empire 8) has an immediate opening for a full-time, 10-month Assistant Football Coach. The Assistant Coach is responsible for coaching a position (offense), coordinating special teams, as well as assisting the Head Football Coach with all aspects of the daily operation of a competitive football program. Daily operations include but are not limited to recruiting, the organization and conduct of practices/competitions, fundraising, parent and alumni relations, and duties associated with the overall administration of the program in accordance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Hartwick College, Empire 8, NCAA, and other related association rules and regulations.


  • Coordinate and teach the special teams strategy for the team, within the philosophy of the head coach.
  • Instruct student-athletes on the rules, fundamentals, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport by designing instructions for individual student-athletes and team needs.  
  • Collaborate with the head coach on coaching activities, including determining game strategy, coaching of student-athletes during games and practices, practice preparation, video work, and development of student athletes.
  • Assess player's skills, monitor players during competition and practice, and keep the head coach informed of the athletic performance of students.
  • Assist the head coach and department in the administrative functions of the program.  This includes recruitment and retention of qualified students in accordance with College standards. Administrative paperwork (budget protocol, travel expenses, compliance obligations, etc.) and general office work including emails and participating in department staff meetings. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity in undergraduate teaching by building health relationships with the students, responding to their concerns, advising students both personally and academically, and contributing to their personal growth and academic success.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics, including teaching PHED skill courses and PE coaching courses.
  • Community Service.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Collegiate coaching experience and offensive experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching methods and possess excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable through the College. Supervisory skills are preferred.

Hartwick College Information:

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. 

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."  

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.”  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.  

Application Instructions:

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, at [email protected] with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 3/16/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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