Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Mount Holyoke College seeks a 10 month, full-time assistant track and field and cross country coach. The assistant coach will be responsible for assisting the head coach with the organization, development, and daily function of the NCAA Division III programs competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. This individual will assist the head coach in performing all duties to enhance and further develop competitiveness within the programs in compliance with all rules and regulations. There will be additional administrative responsibilities assigned outside of track and field and cross country which will based upon the needs of the department and experience of the candidate.
Duties include, but are not limited to: the recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; coaching in both a team and individual settings; coaching and player management during competitions; travel logistics; home meet management; administrative duties, including assisting with contest management; assistance with team non-competition events such as community service, fundraising, and alumnae events; and assist the head coach in overseeing a program that abides by all NCAA, NEWMAC, and Mount Holyoke College rules and regulations.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record. Previous collegiate experience whether it be coaching or playing, and/or success as a head coach at the high school level is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness at a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years coaching experience at the collegiate level. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to recruit and yield high-academic student-athletes as well as candidates with coaching and/or collegiate competing experience in the jumps, sprints, and hurdles. The candidate should have a desire to pursue a career in coaching, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, computer/media skills, and knowledge of NCAA rules. The candidate must have a flexible schedule and possess the ability to work in a high energy, fast-paced, and constantly evolving setting.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse with 2,200 students and 220 faculty members, over half of whom are women and one-fifth of whom are persons of color. With a long history of strong science programs and vigorous student-faculty research, the College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst through which the campuses share courses, faculty members, and many academic programs. The College is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body within an increasingly diverse campus, which is deeply engaged in an anti-racism plan of action.