Knox College invites applications for the position of Assistant Track & Field Coach. This position could coach multi, throws, and/or jumps events dependent upon candidate qualifications. This is a part-time, $12,000/10-month position that starts as soon as possible and will include one meal per day on the college’s meal plan while classes are in session. Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. The track & field programs have enjoyed great improvements over the last several years, breaking 20 school records in the 2018 season. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success. More information about Knox College can be found at www.knox.edu. Information on Knox College Athletics is available at www.prairiefire.knox.edu.
The Assistant Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field in assigned aspects of the Knox College Track & Field programs that may include but not be limited to: executing a successful recruiting and retention plan as assigned; integrating the programs into the campus community; scheduling, planning, and supervising practices and contests as assigned; assist with the management of the programs’ operating budget; assist with administering all aspects of the programs ensuring compliance with departmental, institutional, Midwest Conference (MWC) and NCAA rules and regulations; alumni and booster engagement; assist with the programs social media activity as assigned; assist with equipment purchasing, distribution and maintenance as needed; attend all required department meetings, complete all administrative assignments, and attend all required functions as designated by the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field, Athletics Department and/or the Director of Athletics; additional coaching and administrative duties as assigned. Must pass the NCAA rules compliance test and comply with all NCAA rules and regulations. Will work with the Director of Athletics and the Athletic Department Administration to ensure that all athletes are academically eligible, medically cleared and properly insured. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes within the NCAA Division III philosophy. Collegial respect and professionalism are expected and required.
The following are the qualifications for this position:
Associate’s degree from an accredited 2 or 4 year institution
Prior experience coaching track & field OR significant experience at the collegiate level in the sport of track & field
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects
An appreciation for a residential liberal arts education, respect for individual differences, openness to the values and opinions of others, and flexibility to adapt to constant change.
The following are the preferred qualifications for this position:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Prior recruiting experience as a collegiate track & field coach
Experience with Front Rush database
About Knox College
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant
community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought,
and diverse perspectives. Knox athletes are student-athletes with a focus on achievement in the
classroom, on the court or playing field and as community leaders. Institutional support for
enhancing intercollegiate athletics is strong and recent successes include conference
championships in men’s and women’s soccer.