University of Scranton Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track & Field
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Job Purpose: The Head Coach of Men's and Women's Track & Field is responsible for the organization and administration of all aspects of the sport or sports activities including supervision, teaching and implementing skills and strategies, recruiting, budget development, scheduling, purchasing, facility maintenance, public relations, community outreach, and implementation of NCAA policies and regulations.
Essential Duties: - Organize and implement a successful student-athlete recruiting program in conjunction with the Director of Athletics
- Ensure that athletes have completed all required eligibility forms etc. prior to participating; keep appropriate personnel notified of all changes in the team roster
- Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment; maintain an updated inventory of all supplies and equipment used; develop and submit to the Director of Athletics detailed inventories following final intercollegiate contests
- Control the care of all athletic equipment and uniforms
- Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, or feet to achieve proficiency in activity; observe students during practice to detect and correct mistakes
- Function effectively as a bench coach – making effective split second decisions under the stress of competition
- Provide leadership in establishing, regulating, publicizing, and enforcing all team regulations regarding personal conduct; ensure that personal conduct, policies, procedures, and regulations of organizations to which the university belongs including the NCAA and Landmark Conference are adhered to
- Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations; cooperate with the Athletic Trainer and other University health personnel in the care and prevention of injury; notify appropriate personnel of all injuries requiring attention by a physician
- Organize and conduct competition including but not limited to securing timers, scorers, and other personnel needed for the direct operation of home athletic contests; cooperate with the Athletic Facilities Manager in directing the preparation of facilities to be used in competition for each home athletic contest
- Following the final intercollegiate contest of the season, develop a list of varsity award recipients and develop a written review of the season including the team roster, season record with game by game scores, individual and team all-time records established, and a narrative summary of season highlights
- Cooperate in the delivery of a program of social and educational support for athletes
- Select team personnel
- In conjunction with the Athletic staff, develop a meet schedule for each year
- Cooperate with the Director of Athletics in developing an informational bulletin for the University community detailing travel rosters and times when students will be involved in athletic travel and participation in athletic contests
- Cooperate with the office of the Athletics Communication Manager in compiling and submitting to the media and other offices statistics/meet results as required or appropriate
- Keep record of receipts and expenditures. Draw all funds needed for travel and supplies through the Director of Athletics; provide a financial accounting within seven days after an athletic contest
- Confer with the Director of Athletics in developing the budget including the identification of supplies, equipment, and uniforms needed for the next season
- Enhance the visibility of Scranton athletics through participation in sports camps and clinics
Additional Skills Required: - First Aid certification
- CPR certification
- Working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations
- Knowledge in planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive track and field program
- Offer highest level of innovation and problem solving skills to influence overall efficiency, avoidance of lawsuits, improvements in productivity, outcomes, etc.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the university’s Catholic and Jesuit mission
Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university required
Minimum Job Experience Requirements: One to two years previous coaching experience and/or training and competitive background indicative of the ability to coach successfully in a NCAA Division III liberal arts college environment
Schedule/Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional hours as required.