Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
Robert Morris University is seeking to fill the position of assistant coach in their Women's Track-Field and Cross Country Program. This position serves as a full-time assistant reporting directly to head coach.
GENERAL FUNCTION Responsible for the management and administration of the intercollegiate track and field program within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of Robert Morris University, Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.
1. Use expert technical knowledge of the sport of track and field to assist in the development and coaching of a successful program, including the development of high quality student-athletes. This includes:
a. Assist in the organization and conduct of all practice sessions, conditioning, and other sport-related workouts. This will include significant setup and maintenance of equipment required for events. Specifically, will utilize expertise in the coaching of the following events:
b. Provide coaching to the student-athletes during the conduct of all home and away competitions, specifically in the events listed above.
c. Provide supervision and support to the student-athletes during travel to away events.
d. Assist in the provision of a leadership/mentor role among student-athletes, assistant coaches, and other support staff while promoting sportsmanship and responsible behavior both during and outside of athletic competition.
e. Work closely with the athletic training staff to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes.
f. Encourage and promote excellence in academics from student-athletes, in collaboration with various academic support services.
2. Assist in the effort to recruit quality student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations. This includes:
a. Travel to evaluate prospective student-athletes.
b. Arrange all campus visitations in collaboration with the Office of Enrollment Management.
c. Assist in the provision of all correspondence with prospective student-athletes, coaches, and parents.
3. Administrative Duties, including:
a. Participate in the making of travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
b. Assist the Head Coach in the performance of public relations and fundraising duties as needed.
c. Assist in ensuring program compliance with all NCAA, Northeast Conference, and University rules, including completion of required Compliance documentation and timely reporting of all known violations to the Director of Athletics or Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.
4. On occasion may need to drive on behalf of the University.
5. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
For additional information regarding this position and other employment opportunities, visit our website at www.rmu.edu. Qualified applicants should email their resume (referencing this listing) and a list of three references to email@example.com or mail to Robert Morris University, Human Resources, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township PA 15108.
At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origins, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. EOE
At least four years of coaching and/or competing in the sport of track and field at the collegiate level required. Specifically, expertise in the events listed in section 1.a above is required collegiate playing experience in the sport of track and field required.
Valid driver’s license.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Commitment to student-athlete welfare, academic success, NCAA/University rules.
Robert Morris is a beautiful 230-acre residential campus, located 17 miles from the bustle of downtown Pittsburgh. A strong student population of 5,000 graduate and undergraduates represent nearly every state and 40 countries from Brazil to Vietnam. Robert Morris stresses engaged and career oriented learning. The athletic department at Robert Morris sponsors 16 Division I varsity sports that compete in the Northeast Conference, College Hockey America and Atlantic Hockey.