SUNY Cortland Athletics Department invites application for a full-time first assistant coach for the men’s football program. This position has an 11-month obligation August 1 – June 30 annually.
This first assistant coach serves as defensive assistant and is responsible for assisting in all aspects of administration and operation of the competitive NCAA, Division III Football Program in the Empire 8 athletic conference at SUNY Cortland.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintenance and building of a sport program that is competitive at the conference level; student-athlete recruitment and academic retention; general advising, mentoring and support; effective coaching through content knowledge, practice construction and execution, and the affective dimension; effective teaching and advising: instruct student athletes in how to perform in their sport and at the college level; instruct student athletes in physical health (strength, conditioning & skill training); and instruct individual/team concepts, and safety. At all times, implement appropriate risk management strategies; demonstrate concern for the overall welfare of student athletes; and represent SUNY Cortland in a professional and ethical manner. Execute all of these responsibilities as first assistant coach in a manner that reflects an ongoing commitment to the excellence, integrity and success of the men’s football program; the Athletics Department and SUNY Cortland.
Job requirements include but are not limited to: ability to recruit, inspire, mentor, coach and teach student-athletes; desire to teach and work with a diverse student population; strong identification with and support of the SUNY Cortland mission, vision and campus priorities; ability to adhere to policies, rules and regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public; effective communications skills; ability to represent the department and college in a friendly, courteous and professional manner; handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgement; ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner; and integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
A Bachelor’s degree is required as well as demonstrated experience coaching at the college level on the defensive side of the ball. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree in Physical Education, Sport Management, Exercise Science or related field.
About SUNY Cortland Athletics
The State University of New York College at Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the statewide system. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. The College's three academic divisions - arts and sciences, education and professional studies - include 23 departments offering 59 majors and 44 minors.Founded in 1868, SUNY Cortland has more than 50,000 alumni living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 40 foreign countries.The College's main campus covers 191 acres and is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York, just off Interstate 81, a major north-south highway. With more than 1,000 employees, SUNY Cortland is Cortland County's largest employer. The city of Cortland has 20,000 residents and is the county seat. The community offers a quaint downtown business district and easy access to major cities, cultural activities, ski areas, biking trails, rivers and lakes. Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton are within an hour's drive.