Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track (Throws)
Job location: White Training House-Dunning Coaching Center
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-02
University OverviewThe University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.Posted Job TitleAssistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track (Throws)Job Profile TitleAssistant Coach, Men and Women TrackJob Description SummaryThis position is responsible for assisting the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country with all aspects of program management. In addition to coaching, extensive recruiting responsibilities, administrative duties, and planning are involved with the position. Will work primarily with and recruit the men’s and women's thrower groups. Must possess the ability to motivate prospective and current student-athletes. Required to advise and act as role-model for current student-athletes. The work is performed under general supervision and reports to the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country.Job Description
Coach and teach sport specific skills and strategies to current student-athletes at practice and competition, including preparation for said practice and competition. Educate team members on proper training techniques, exercises and any sport specific needs. Prepare and execute practice and competition plans. Provide instruction and advice before, during and after competition in both group and individual settings. Will work primarily with Men's and Women's thrower groups.
Consistently recruit national caliber athletes for enrollment at the University through mail, phone, and in-person contact. Identify and properly vet prospects of strong character, academic ability, and athletic skill. Evaluate recruits at competition. Organize and coordinate official and unofficial visits. communicate with athletic liaison to financial aid regarding top prospect academic viability.
Effectively work with staff members in the areas of compliance, student development, external operations, facilities/operations, equipment operations, internal operations, and athletic development. Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League, University, and divisional rules and policies. Assist in organizing team and coach travel, compliance paperwork, and other administrative responsibilities.
Serve as role model and advisor for student-athletes in a general capacity. Connect student-athletes to necessary resources within and outside of Penn Athletics as needed. Provide support system to all student-athletes on the team.
Assist the Director in building strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners, and the broader community.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree and 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous collegiate coaching experience in Track & Field required. The ability to motivate recruits, student-athletes, and alumni to support the program enthusiastically. Working knowledge and compliance of NCAA/Ivy League policies and procedures. Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and travel with the team or when recruiting as required. Valid driver’s license required.Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolDivision of Recreation & Intercollegiate AthleticsPay Range$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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