Athletics Department Fellow - Assistant Coach of Track & Field

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Athletics Department Fellow - Assistant Coach of Track & Field

Amherst, MA
Open Date:
Oct 9, 2019

Amherst College invites applications for the Athletics Department Fellow – Assistant Coach of Track & Field. The Athletic Fellow Assistant Coach is a full time, one year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The Athletic Fellow - Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach will report to the Head Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of a highly competitive NCAA Division III Track & Field program. The position will include responsibilities such as recruiting student-athletes, daily operations, practice planning, coaching, scouting, player development, meet management, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. It is preferred that this position coaches throws or sprints/hurdles or multis. Requires a variable schedule; night, weekend work, and overnight travel to away meets will be required. The Assistant 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.

Key Responsibilities


  • Assist with coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student-athletes’ skill and teamwork
  • Analyze the performance of teams and individuals and provide leadership and instruction
  • Assist in pre-season, in-season, and post-season training and practice planning


  • Participate in scouting and recruits prospective student-athletes
  • Help monitor the progress of prospective student-athletes application process
  • Help coordinate and organize potential student-athlete on-campus visits

Program Responsibilities

  • Compliance with College, NESCAC, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Perform any and all other related duties as assigned or directed by the head coach

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A valid driver’s license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate College vehicles
  • Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • An understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment
  • Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) 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 about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico 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 and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: 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 surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!




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Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 11/13/2019
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