Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing, communications, or journalism (Master’s degree preferred).
Successful coaching and or track and field experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
Graphic design/social media infographic experience preferred.
Ability to relate and supervise young people.
Recruiting experience preferred.
Understanding of track events.
Experience in media relations, sports information.
Must have good proofreading, organizational, keyboarding, and computer skills, including website/social media communication generation.
Must relate well with the public and should have the capabilities to work with internal departments.
Ability to work non-traditional business hours.
Ability to travel to events as needed.
Preferred knowledge of statistical software and content management system for website updates.
Indian Hills Community College is seeking a qualified candidate to assist in the leadership of the Men’s & Women’s Track & Field program in the middle distance, sprinting and jumping events. The Assistant Coach will recruit and develop student-athletes, assist in the organization of all facets of the Men’s & Women’s Track & Field program, including but not limited to practice and competition organization, travel arrangements, recruiting, scheduling, budgeting and fundraising.
The Athletics Communications Assistant assists in the collection and dissemination of information on Indian Hills Community College intercollegiate athletic teams. The Athletic Communications Assistant is responsible for website content, distributes media releases, compiles records and statistics and completes the necessary reports for the NJCAA, the ICCAC office, and other areas.
Assistant Coach, Running Programs: Assist in the evaluation of student-athlete performance
Travel to recruiting events and away events as needed
Under the general direction of the Head Coach, provide individual and group instruction focused on the technical improvement of the individual.
Participate with the Head Coach in scheduling, organizing and attending practices and competitions.
Work with Head Coach to develop a high quality recruitment program supported with a written, well defined plan including recruitment, scheduling, contacts and results.
Assist in the process to recruit student-athletes to meet enrollment goals and expectations for roster each year.
Assist student-athletes with navigating financial aid, housing, orientation and registration processes.
Assist student-athletes with understanding the athletic and academic requirements to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Be responsible for the conduct of players both on and off the pitch.
Responsible for monitoring classroom attendance and academic progress of student-athletes
Dress, act and represent Indian Hills Community College appropriately at all athletic events, practices and activities.
Conduct other duties with equal diligence and effort as given to the track program.
Monitor financial aid packages for all recruits to assure that educational costs are properly arranged for within established guidelines.
Assist in the organization of a summer Track & Field camp.
Aid in facility maintenance.
Keep inventory and maintain equipment.
Work with head coach to keep statistics, prepare quotes for marketing department for press release and social media releases associated with track & field program.
Work with Head Coach to meet budget expectations for the Track & Field program.
Develop and maintain an understanding of all NJCAA, ICCAC and Indian Hills’ policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Assistant, Athletics Communications:
Maintain knowledge of IHCC Marketing brand standards. Assist in assuring brand integrity for all visual aspects of athletics media communications. Provide digital media support including strategic website updates, social media, video, and digital asset management.
Work with appropriate coaches and professional staff managing current digital media collections and identifying the need for new photographs to work with Marketing on developing new recruitment publications, recruiting communications through Recruiter (CRM), websites and social media.
Assist with oversight of the Athletic Department’s social media presence across multiple platforms. Update social media templates for all pre and post game activities
Create timely dissemination of information, including event results, statistics, news releases, and social media updates.
Assist the Director of Athletics in the research and promotion of annual and ad hoc fundraising and promotional events.
Coordinate updates and maintain IHCC’s Athletics website alongside IHCC Marketing/Sports Information Director with current statistics, records, game notes, rosters and photos.
Hire, oversee and manage student workers who serve as spotters, statisticians, commentators and videographers for home events.
Assist Sports Information Director in working with head and assistant coaches to produce media guides for each athletic team (as determined by the coach).
Coordinate team media days for all teams. Schedule photo shoots with college photographer and assist in coordination of shoot.
Complete Adobe training as identified by the marketing department lead designer.
Create rosters for all home athletic events (as determined by athletic director).
Work with the marketing department lead designer to develop templates and update media guides, post season programs and post season ads.
Maintain regular and consistence at work.
Other duties as may be assigned.
Additional Salary Information: May include housing and meals if needed
About Indian Hills Community College
Indian Hills Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Southeast Iowa with campuses in Ottumwa and Centerville. The college offers an arts and sciences curriculum, instruction in over 40 technical programs, and an extensive customized learning program.