Summary: Under general supervision, oversees all oversees all sprints, jumps, and multi events events; assists in recruitment, travel, and meeting management under guidelines of the ACC and NCAA.
Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA. Coaches student-athletes in sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events, and improving leadership and instruction in areas of deficiency as required. Advises and counsels with student-athletes in cross country and track and field regarding obligations to comply with all University, ACC, and NCAA rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as personal conduct and appearance. Identifies potential recruits through use of performance lists, social media, video, coaches’ recommendations and national results. Coordinates contacts with recruits and their families. Meets with unsolicited potential walk-on student-athletes and their families. Assists head coach in monitoring conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coach and athletic training staff. Assists with planning and administers the off-season training program as requested. Participates in collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponent teams and assists in designing race plans and strategies. Attends coaches’ preparatory meetings and implements strategies resulting from these meetings. Assists head coach in counseling team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters, to include consulting with Student Services personnel and other university administrators to resolve problems. Assists in monitoring academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes, to include both class and any required tutoring sessions or study hall attendance. Assists with development of competitive schedules as assigned, to include interfacing with both departmental and university administrators as needed. Assists in maintaining statistics, as requested. Makes away competition team travel arrangements, as assigned by head coach, to include hotel accommodations, transportation, meals, etc. Works directly with equipment room personnel regarding purchase of, assignment of, and return of team uniforms. Monitors condition, requests repairs, or replacement of uniforms and shoes. Represents department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events as requested. Performs other related duties and assists with special projects as assigned. Solves problems associated with the recruitment, supervision and coaching of Division I sports student-athletes.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required, with one to two years’ experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to lead and guide Division I student-athletes in area of specialty. Knowledge of ACC and NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). USATF level I and II. Knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to foster a cooperative environment. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Valid driver license with good driving record; must be insurable. Physically fit for cross country and track and field related activities. Full range of physical activities. Light work: exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally. Close visual acuity. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme heat and cold, and noise.
Assists in providing training, direction, problem solving assistance and monitors the conduct of student-athletes.
Works under general supervision of Head Coach.
Accountable for budgetary matters; i.e., expense accounts, mileage reports
Accountable for ACC/NCAA rules and regulations and submitting documentation as required by
ACC/NCAA to the athletic department’s compliance office.
About Wake Forest University
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with over 8,000 students from 48 states and 46 countries. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.In September 2017, U.S. News ranked Wake Forest #27 in the country in their “Best Colleges” listings. From the same report, we were also ranked #12 in “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and #23 in “Best Value”.