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Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

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

Job Details


As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III athletic team and assist with all phases of directing and managing a successful program. Maintain knowledge of coaching strategies and oversee all aspects of the team. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations; participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season; recruiting and assessing prospective student athletes for the program. Reflect Ithaca College’s academic mission and commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community. Design and provide instruction on individual and team skills and physical health and safety to student athletes. Teach Fitness courses and perform administrative responsibilities within Campus Recreation. Participates in fundraising projects and other activities promoting the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.


This position reports to Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports and will receive direction, guidance and supervision from the assigned head coach.  This position may provide guidance and direction to other staff and student assistants as assigned by the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics.   The Associate Director of Campus Recreation will provide guidance for event management or administrative responsibilities.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Participate in planning and conducting in-season and where appropriate and permissible pre-season, non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; using discretion and independent judgment develop and implement conditioning programs, practice, and competition related activities for teams and or/individuals.  
  2. Oversee the planning and implementation of all aspects of the team offense while supporting, as assigned, the head coach.
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate the offensive team structure and schemes.
  4. Provide coaching, instruction, and guidance to full time and part time assistant coaches as well as student assistants and volunteer coaches.
  5. Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs, and teach proper skills, skill development, and team concepts to student athletes.
  6. Provide student athletes with instruction regarding physical health and safety and promote student athlete safety and wellbeing.
  7. Analyze opponent performance and provide recommendations for strategies and tactics for utilization during competition play.
  8. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season in consultation with the head coach; complete various reports and establish and maintain accurate records of all team data and statistics.
  9. Actively develop recruitment strategies, in accordance with NCAA bylaws, identify students to recruit and high schools to visit; provide recommendations to the head coach and carry out correspondence with prospective student athletes by mail, telephone, and e-mail.
  10. Evaluate and participate in the selection of student athletes to include assessment of individual academic eligibility and overall skill levels; coordinate the process of selecting, maintaining, monitoring, and evaluating team members to include athlete talent assessment, academic eligibility and individual sport performance.
  11. Monitor the academic progress of assigned student athletes and ensure compliance with NCAA, College, and conference regulations; provide council to student athletes regarding goals, academic success and other personal and sport related issues.
  12. Participate in campus visits and various meetings with recruits and other members of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including the Director.
  13. Teach assigned courses within the Fitness Program and carry out assigned administrative responsibilities within the Fitness program as assigned by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
  14. Attend and participate in national or regional level coaching clinics as approved by the Head Coach and Director.
  15. Provide assistance with establishing and arranging practice and competition schedules; ensure appropriate travel arrangements have been made to include mode of transportation, lodging, and meals; submit an itinerary to the Director of Athletics and Associate Director as scheduled.
  16. Oversee the distribution and recovery of all equipment and uniforms.  Work with the Equipment Manager to establish and maintain an inventory control system; recommend the purchase or replacement of uniforms and equipment.
  17. Assist the head coach in identifying problems and/or concerns regarding athletic facilities and work with the Assistant Director of Athletics to resolve any facility-related concerns.
  18. Engage in various fundraising projects and related programs and activities promoting the athletics program; participate in public relations opportunities with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and news media.
  19. Serve on various College-sponsored and other committees; seek out opportunities to serve on national and regional sports committees. 


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience; demonstrated ability to plan and conduct pre-season, in-season and non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; experience recruiting athletes, scheduling and coordinating special events or athletic contest, excellent organizational, interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail are required. Cultural competence and effective communication skills are required. Master’s degree or progress towards and advanced degree and previous experience working in a college or university athletics department is highly desired.


Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment.  The incumbent will be required to demonstrate the use of sports equipment; operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers as well as other office equipment used in day-to-day operations.  The incumbent will be required to attend various functions and events during and after normal business hours at on and off campus locations.


Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional supervisory references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or [email protected]

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Employment for this position is dependent on a successful background check.



Ithaca College is a private residential college in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in one of America’s top college towns, IC boasts a lively and sophisticated residential community that takes full advantage of its stunning natural backdrop and a local community rich in arts and culture.

At Ithaca College, faculty and staff work together to make students ready for success in an evolving world. Challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning, and students work closely with experienced and accomplished faculty on innovative research and enlightening coursework. Ithaca’s new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions the college to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience.

From its founding in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has had a distinguished history of interweaving the threads of liberal and professional education. Students are encouraged to study across disciplines at each of the college’s five schools: Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

The college is an internationally known and respected coeducational and nonsectarian institution with approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 470 graduate students, who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and over 70 countries. The curriculum provides more than 2,000 courses in over 100 programs of study. While the breadth of its curriculum is normally found only at larger universities, Ithaca holds fast to its tradition of close, personal instruction (11:1 student-faculty ratio).

Rewards of Working at Ithaca College

A preferred employer in its upstate New York region, Ithaca College provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty and staff also enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Ithaca College’s benefits program includes medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability plans, and a flexible spending reimbursement account for eligible expenses not covered by other benefits.

Ithaca contributes to the personal and professional development of faculty and staff, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With workplace flexibility, community service opportunities, and tools for individual growth, employees are encouraged to take advantage of everything IC has to offer.

Additionally, the college offers educational benefits, retirement options, vacation, sick, and personal leave, statutory benefits, at least 11 paid holidays per year, use of the college's many recreational facilities, and free parking. Employees also enjoy access to many services, including the college library, the Campus Center, and the college’s campus store.

For a more detailed description of benefits available to Ithaca College employees, visit

About the Area

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the vibrant city center. Home to several parks and surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, Ithaca is an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with more restaurants per capita than New York City, it’s also a food lover’s dream. Activity thrives downtown, where live music, independent cinema, and artistic performances can be found almost any night of the week. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has something for everyone.


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