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Head Track and Field/Assistant Cross Country Coach

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Date: August 31, 2022
Title: Head Track and Field/Assistant Cross Country Coach

Description: The Head Track and Field /Assistant Cross Country Coach serves in the primary capacity of an educator, and enhances the student experience and satisfaction as well as raise the College’s image and reputation through building and maintaining a competitive athletic program. This position publicizes Hartwick College through positive local and campus communities as well as regionally and/or nationally. This position is important to the recruitment and retention of students in accordance with college and academic standards. This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits eligible position.


  • Oversee and lead the operations of a collegiate athletic team, including instructing scholar-athletes on the rules, fundamentals, regulations, equipment, strategies and techniques of the sport by designing instructions for individual student-athletes and team needs.
  • Assess player’s skills, monitor players during competition and practice, and track athletic performance of students.
  • Assist the Head Cross Country Coach in all aspects of the cross country season.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity by building health relationships with the students, responding to their concerns, advising students both personally and academically to contribute to their personal growth and academic success.
  • Recruit qualified students in accordance with College standards.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics, including teaching PHED skill courses and/or PE coaching courses.
  • Community services.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
  • General office work (email, database management, phone calls, etc.)
  • Create a budget, order supplies following proper protocol, and sta within defined budget parameters
  • Be a positive member of the department by supporting other programs and finding ways to be involved for the betterment of the department and College (i.e., attend Code Blue events, and volunteer for special department events).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Comply with all Federal, State, local, NCAA, Empire 8 Conference, College Department, regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus. No inappropriate relationships with students.
  • Participate in major campus activities, including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with between 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position or field. Prior coaching experience required. Must have a clean driving record with a valid drivers’ license, and CPR/First Aid training.

The ideal candidate will be up to date with safety, rules and regulations and have proper knowledge and certifications for their sport. Must have experience in NCAA compliance, including NCAA software platforms (KSDBi, RSRO, Cai, etc.). The position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills, combined with excellent customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills. Requires the ability to provide academic guidance and mentoring to student-athletes. Must have the ability to multi-task, manage deadlines, use independent action, estimating skill, memory and problem solving skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) is required. The position requires working evening and weekend hours as scheduled. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Since this position is based in athletics, there are physical demands related to the sports of Cross Country, Track and Field. Also, as an outdoor sport, this position is subjected to several different climate conditions while coaching or recruiting.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 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. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and 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 providing a safe and secure educational and employment 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.

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.

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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