The Head Track and Field Coach will be responsible for all aspects of directing the track and field program, including creating an overall successful, positive environment for the student-athlete; determining the annual goals for the program, and developing and implementing current recruitment strategies to successful recruit qualified student-athletes to the program.
Develop and implement a strong recruitment strategy to successfully recruit qualified student-athletes to the track and field program
Assist the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Support Services in monitoring the academic progress and retention efforts of the student-athletes within the program
Communicate with the Senior Operations/Logistics Manager in preparing travel accommodations for the team
Assist in assessing the needs of the program while operating within the financial boundaries of the department
Complete all administrative responsibilities associated with the program in a timely manner
Provide leadership in the team’s fundraising activities and community service initiatives
Select, appoint, direct, supervise and evaluate the assistant coaches
Prepare practice plans to conduct the daily practice sessions using current and innovative techniques and strategies, which will improve the ability and skills of the student-athletes as an individuals and as a team; review past game performances, as well as prepare for upcoming games; prepare competition strategies for individual games
Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, bylaws, regulations, and rules of UMass Boston, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Little East Conference (LEC)
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the Athletic Department staff
Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of April 23, 2019.
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About University of Massachusetts Boston
We provide services to enhance the student experience at UMass Boston and promote the university's engagement beyond campus. Our Department of Athletics sponsors 18 varsity teams: nine for men and nine for women.Also, we offer intramural and recreational programs for students, staff, and faculty. UMass Boston is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. We compete in the Little East Conference and the New England Hockey Conference.Beacons team members have been named All-Americans over 150 times in 12 different sports. Also, our women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams have won six NCAA Team Championships and over 50 individual championships. Since 2010 the Beacons have won three NCAA Regional titles in volleyball (2010, 2012, 2013) and two regional crowns in baseball (2010, 2017). Our men's soccer team three straight conference titles (2014, 2015, 2016), while our men's and women's ice hockey teams both won their first conference crowns on the same day in 2016. The men's hockey team also advanced to their first-ever NCAA Tournament "Frozen Four" in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The volleyball program has hoisted a Little East ...Conference record eight tournament titles (2010-13, 2015-18) and ten regular-season titles since the 2009 campaign (2009-2018). The Beacons have also won conference championships in women's soccer (2012), softball (2017 & 2018), men's tennis (1990, 2013, 2017), men's basketball (2006), and baseball (2010, 2017, 2018).Through our Department of Special Programs and Projects, the division is in the forefront of providing athletics outreach to local neighborhoods, the state, and even overseas audiences. We provide complimentary use of the university's athletic facilities to community groups; we offer student athlete sports clinics for young people; we make holiday visits to hospitals, and offer many other similar services.More than 150 schools, charitable, governmental, and private organizations use UMass Boston athletic facilities for over 2,100 hours each year as participants or spectators. Along with the university's Office of Community Relations and the Division of Student Affairs, the division provides staff support to the Urban Mission Coordinating Committee and manages the Harbor Point Agreement to ensure harmonious neighborhood relations.With the Department of Africana Studies, the Division implements the international exchange program YES (Youth, Education, and Sports) with Africa, a multiethnic, coeducational sports and leadership initiative that is currently based in Senegal and Benin and has served over 1,500 African youth.