Summary of Position: Under general supervision, assists in coaching, administrative, recruiting, fundraising, and meet management duties for Biola University Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. A part-time position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Understand and agree to abide by the mission of Biola University and the Biola Athletics Department. 2.Assist head coach in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team practices, training, and competition using sound principles and judgment consistent with the philosophy of the Head Coach and Biola Athletics. 3.Possess the ability to administer workouts and oversee workout groups during practice sessions. 4.Assist and lead with supervising of strength and conditioning workouts; provide technical support and training to athletes, as appropriate to the sport. 5.Participate in various fundraising, marketing, and promotion activities if assigned by the Head Coach. 6.Assist in coaching at meets throughout the season as assigned by the Head Coach. 7.Assist in recruiting and following up with qualified student-athletes by phone, e-mail, or through on-campus visits. Within the framework of Biola and NCAA Division II policies, recruit prospective student-athletes who are of the level necessary to be successful academically and athletically. 8.Help in spiritual growth of student-athletes; ensure the physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes. 9.Have a valid California Class C license and be physically able to drive cars and vans as needed and assigned by the Head Coach. 10.Adhere to all institutional, PacWest, and NCAA Division II by-laws and regulations. 11.Proficient use of Biola’s ARMS compliance software (ARMS) including the timely, accurate, and complete submission of all necessary forms. 12.Annually pass the NCAA Coach’s Certification Exam. 13.Maintain current certification in First Aid, CPR and AED. 14.Effectively manage time in a demanding work environment.
Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
1.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 2.Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. 3.Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. 4.Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules. 5.Demonstrated competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty. 6.Organizing and coordinating skills. 7.Knowledge of strength and conditioning programs and routines. 8.Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. 9. Ability to help effectively arrange and manage home contests according to conference and NCAA requirements. 10. Holds personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. Maintain a lifestyle consistent with sound Christian principles and standards of conduct promulgated by the institution.
Hours Per Week: 20-27
Months Per Year: 12
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
Experience Required: 3-4 years successful coaching at high school level and experience competing at collegiate level; Experience coaching the horizontal jumps, high jump, or multis
Experience Preferred: 1-2 years coaching jumps or multis at the collegiate level
About Biola University
Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For over 100 years, Biola — a community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians — has been committed to biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation.
With more than 145 academic programs through its six schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.