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Assistant Coach, Track & Field

Job description

Overview

Macalester College seeks to hire an Assistant track & Field coach to support the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country in all aspects of a NCAA Division III program as needed. Supports the activities to assist the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field program in the area of throws. Assists in the recruiting of men and women throwers.

Responsibilities

Practice and Competition:

Organizes, prepares, and conducts safe and strategic individual and team training sessions and competitive strategies for throwers. Executes appropriate coaching decisions during practice and competition and ensures the welfare of the student athletes representing their program. Represents the college and its athletics program with honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship at all times; to various institutional programs and students, parents, the general public, alumni and external agencies. Develops a positive and professional relationship with officials, league personnel, and coaching colleagues.

 

Recruiting:

Provides successful recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes in a rigorous academic environment. Serves as an effective recruiter for the throwers, working within the parameters of Macalester, MIAC and NCAA rules. Preforms a recruitment strategy resulting in healthy roster numbers and a competitive program against scheduled opponents.

 

Game Management, travel, and equipment:

Assists with the preparation, set up, and event management needs at home competitive events. Assists in the coordination of special events including recruiting, alumni, the Mac Hac, and student-athlete recognition functions. Assists with transportation, lodging and meals in connection with off-campus competition. Ensures that the team represents the college at the highest level while off-campus. Helps manage equipment replacement and inventory of uniforms.

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous assistant coaching experience with Track & Field in the area of throws in a high school or higher education setting preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in practice and training modes, competitive strategies and effective, sustained, and results oriented recruiting program. Creates a positive, organized and enriching experience for the student athletes involved in the program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with diverse colleagues, students and community members.
  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse and independent group of clients, including students, faculty and staff, with a commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage.  Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

 

Ashley Ellingson

Talent Acquisition Manager

[email protected]

 

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Institutional Overview 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

 

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

 

Benefits

Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 12/16/2019
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