POSITION SUMMARY: Assists with coaching, organizing, administering and developing a successful intercollegiate athletics program, specifically, the Track & Field program. Implement the sports performance program of the Track & Field team and one other team assigned by the Head Sports performance coach. Complies with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, and the Department of Athletics.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Evaluate and recruit prospective student-athletes to Washington University by identifying academically qualified and athletically talented prospective student-athletes, communicating and building relationships with prospects, prospect parents, prospect coaches. Encourage prospect application and matriculation. 2. Coordinate campus recruiting visits. Instruct team members, individually and in groups, in sport-related skills and techniques, particularly in skills and events as assigned by the Head Coach. Instruction will include the use of video analysis. 3. Assist in planning and implementing of all aspects of the Track & Field program, including team organization and composition, player selection and evaluation, practice planning and supervision, and competition planning, scouting and strategy. Represent the University at campus, alumni, and community functions, staff meetings, Student Affairs meetings, and other required events. 4. Participate directly and/or advise the Head Coach on matters related to team discipline, player counseling, etc., requiring discretion, sound decision-making and independent judgment. 5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or supervising athletic administrator, including involvement with department level initiatives and/or work with other teams during select periods. 6. Manage aspects of the budget as assigned, ability to maintain and submit budget lines and travel documents in a timely manner. 7. Organize, market, and coach at youth camps, youth clinics, and other camps as needed. 8. Organize and create itineraries for all aspects of team travel.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Previous coaching and/or college track and field participation experience.
Successful passage of annual NCAA rules test; current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications.
Valid driver’s license with less than six points.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, coach and teach talented student-athletes at a highly selective institution.
At least three years of college coaching experience in the sport of track & field.
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using video editing programming.
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using recruiting software.
Effective communication and public relation skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills and ability to maintain deadlines.
Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and competition planning.
Understanding of how to build and manage a team.
Ability to understand and articulate program needs.
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping toestablish program priorities.
Ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community.
Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
Ability to develop and contribute to a safe and functional working environment.
Appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations.
Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game/meet/event and practice analysis.
Ability to follow directions and accept decisions.
Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of staff/personnel in the Department of Athletics, the University and the local community.
Capable of managing and balancing multiple projects at once.
Additional Salary Information: The hiring range for this position is $37,489 - $47,808. Offer amounts are determined by a candidate's relevant qualifications and experience.
This position is full-time and works, on average, approximately 37.5 hours per week.
This position is a 10-month position, actively working during the months of August through May.
Internal Number: 52251
About Washington University in Saint Louis
Washington University (WashU) is a selective, private research institution that was founded in 1853 with highly ranked undergraduate programs and top ranked graduate programs including the Olin Business School and the School of Medicine. WashU is located in St. Louis, the second largest city in Missouri which has a thriving music and arts scene, unique neighborhoods with distinct personalities, successful professional sports teams, and a host of local owned restaurants and shops.
WashU Athletics has a rich tradition of athletic achievement that began over 100 years ago and competes at the Division III level of the NCAA. WashU’s varsity sports portfolio contains 19 programs. WashU’s primary conference affiliation is the University Athletic Association Conference (UAA) while football competes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). With an alumni base spread throughout the country, the reach of WashU’s athletic programs continues to grow.
Washington University’s Athletic Complex has been fortunate to host numerous national championships, renown speakers, musical groups, and political events. Additionally, Francis Olympic Field, WashU’s signature outdo...or facility, has a storied history as it served as the primary facility for the first Olympic Games in the Western Hemisphere. Another one of WashU’s premier athletic facilities is the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center, which opened its doors in October 2016. The state-of-the-art recreation center has become a highly sought-out destination with over 2,000 daily visitors and 83% of undergraduate students utilizing the space.
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