This position will play an integral role in the effective operation of the men's and women's track and field programs and direct aspects of the overall program strategy pertaining to the throwing events including recruitment, development, and retaining student-athletes. The assistant track and field coach must be able to effectively operate within fiscal boundaries, develop and maintain relationships with student-athlete, parents, fans and campus faculty/staff. The assistant coach must also be able to creatively and effectively develop strategies and programs that will allow student-athletes to reach their full potential in track and field as well as students. All coaches are required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Weber State University, Big Sky Conference, and the NCAA. Weber State University (WSU) is a member of the NCAA at the Division I (FCS) level.
In accordance with the principles of NCAA rules compliance, it is understood that any employee who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.
To apply, please complete the online faculty/staff data form at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
1 year related experience
Seeking applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities described below or who can explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Specific and advanced knowledge of all the throwing field events. 2. Knowledge of coaching theory and advanced knowledge of coaching technique. 3. Skill in communicating with college student-athletes, their parents and other coaching professionals. 4. Ability to deal with several tasks and work with a large number of individuals concurrently, often without direct supervision. This requires a person who is well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to effectively prioritize tasks. 5. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards. 6. Ability to consistently demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to Weber State University, both on the telephone and in person. 7. Ability to work as an effective member of a team. Commitment to an environment that nurtures cooperation, teamwork and diversity.
Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor's degree in a coaching-related field, master's degree preferred. Two years collegiate coaching experience including effective leadership, communication, coaching, and recruiting skills is preferred. Collegiate competitive experience. A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept and a working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
WSU, founded in 1889, is a large public university located in Northern Utah, with over 24,000 students and 1,300 faculty and staff. The University offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and selected professionally-oriented master degree programs. It is located in a spectacular setting on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and is minutes away from world class cultural and recreational... opportunities. WSU is a founding member of the Big Sky Conference and competes in 16 NCAA Division I level sports. WSU athletics has a rich tradition of excellence on the fields of competition and in the classroom.