Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Assistant Men’s & Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the overall administration of the Cross Country and Track & Field, recruiting and working directly with sprints/hurdles/relays, jumps/combined-events, or endurance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Assist in conduct the Cross Country/Track & Field programs according to all NCAA Division III and University rules and regulations
•Follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the University and athletic department
•Assist with completing all travel arrangements as required
•Assist with all aspects of practice preparation and competition coaching
•Assist with recruiting quality Cross Country/Track & Field student-athletes to the University
•Assist with planning and scheduling a regular program of practice in-season
•Assist with all aspects of hosting and managing home meets
•Responsible for the general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program
•Responsible for submitting all eligibility forms to the University Compliance Officer in a timely manner according to the guidelines set by the Pacific Athletic Eligibility Policies and Procedures
•Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
•Cooperates with the head athletic trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
•Attend all Pacific Athletic Department coaches’ meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC Cross Country/Track & Field coaches’ meetings
•Works with the Sports Information Director to promote the sport of Cross Country/Track & Field
•Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the department as outlined by the athletics strategic plan
•Coach individual participants in sprints/hurdles/relays, jumps/combined-events, or endurance.
•Assist the Head Coach in monitoring student's academic progress
•Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport
•Enforces disciplined and sportsperson like behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
•Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior. Leads by example in promoting a "class image" for the program
•Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships
•Does not allow athletes to participate until they are cleared for eligibility by the University
•Provides adequate and appropriate notice to the faculty for travel that involves loss of class time
•Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
Other duties within the athletic department will be assigned to this position. Responsibilities which may be included but are not limited to, intramural sports support, game management and/or other duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred. A significant and successful record as an assistant coach in the sport of Track & Field. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills along with the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes. The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and an understanding of how the sports of cross country/track & field and athletics in general fit into this environment. Salary will commensurate with experience.
Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.
Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
Asks questions and seeks assistance.
Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.
Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.
Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.
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Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.
Internal Number: 1758
About Pacific University (Oregon)
Discover Pacific University, a small place where big ideas are developed through a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. Pacific University was founded in 1849 and now has three campuses in Oregon. We celebrate a rich liberal arts tradition in the College of Arts & Sciences alongside our acclaimed colleges of Education, Health Professions and Optometry. Today, we offer a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. At the historic Forest Grove campus, Pacific students pursue bachelor's degrees in more than 36 majors, as well as graduate and master's degrees. At the Eugene campus we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in our College of Education. And, at our state-of-the-art College of Health Professions campus in downtown Hillsboro, we offer professional programs in dental health science, gerontology, healthcare administration, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, professional psychology, physician assistant studies and Audiology. Pacific University also offers healthcare services throughout the Portland metropolitan area, caring for the patients we serve and the he...althcare and optometry students we train. Additional facilities in Portland support the clinical programs of the College of Optometry and the School of Professional Psychology. We remain committed to a tradition of service and support to the community, offering service learning, international education, internships, research opportunities and co-curricular activities to students and faculty. With a rich history to build on and a strong future ahead, our 3,350 students enjoy a rigorous academic experience, professors who love to teach and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our alumni go on to become life-long learners and engaged citizens of the world.
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