Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
This full time, 12 month - with benefits staff position, under the supervision of the Athletics Director, will be responsible for all aspects of the Columbia College Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field Teams, while following the mission and vision of Columbia College, the Appalachian Athletic Conference, and the NAIA.
Essential Job Functions
The essential functions of this job include: 1. A commitment to promoting and integrating academic and athletic achievement in a competitive and successful environment. 2. Recruitment of competitive and eligible student-athletes. 3. Maintain a full team roster as designated by the Director of Athletics. 4. Provide highly competent coaching to enable the success and growth of each athlete. 5. Maintain proper discipline at practices and competitions in a non-abusive manner. 6. Meet weekly with athletes regarding grades, classes and overall academic success. 7. Schedule appropriate team competition and/or follow the conference matrix. 8. Properly manage the team budget and follow all processes and guidelines for expenditures, donations, and team travel. 9. Represent Columbia College and the Athletic Department at all times at a high level and as a good example to yourself, your team and others. 10. Teach and maintain a healthy team environment that includes the NAIA Champions of Character 5 Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership. 11. Other duties as assigned.
*Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time.*
This position is classified as exempt.
Must pass a background check.
Valid Driver’s License required.
Must possibly work early mornings, nights, weekends, and travel as needed.
May have to move or lift awkward or heavy objects
Must be willing and able to safely drive 15 passenger vehicles.
Must work well with others in a team setting, be willing to take on extra duties as assigned, and choose to be a great communicator.
Be willing to offer excellent customer service to recruits, students, staff, faculty, parents, fans, and donors.
Have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and overall skills with computers and technology.
Strong knowledge of sport specifics, as well as strength training, and game day competitions is required.
Must have desire and knowledge to help maintain sport facility as needed for practice and game day competitions.
Must be willing to work and lead by example in a non-abusive and non-threatening manner.
Must attend all required department, campus, conference, or national meetings unless excused.
Required to report any athlete / team issues that are detrimental to the team, department, or college. Any illegal activities must be reported immediately.
Must manage and inventory the distribution and collection of all team equipment, uniforms, practice gear, or other team issued items and stay within team budget.
All Columbia College logo usage and team apparel purchases must be approved by the Director of Athletics prior to purchase. NO unauthorized logos may be used.
Dress appropriately for office, practice, and team competitions in proper Columbia College apparel as needed.
Must be willing to work within and follow the guidelines of Columbia College, and the Department of Athletics at all times.
Certified in first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact Francis Schodowski, Executive Vice President, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Columbia College
History:Columbia College was founded in 1854 as Columbia Female College by the Methodist Conference of South Columbia. The College, located on Plain Street, now Hampton, in Columbia, SC, opened to students in October 1859.In 1865 during the height of the Civil War, the College closed as General Sherman’s troops approached Columbia but reopened in 1873. In 1904, the College dropped “Female” from its name and moved to Eau Claire after benefactors Frederick H. Hyatt and Col. John T. Sloan donated land. In 1964, the campus survived a fire that destroyed the Old Main classroom building and the East Wing Dormitory. What remained of the columns became a symbol for the College and has since been incorporated into the logo.Columbia College continues to serve as an institution for higher education with approximately 1,200 male and female students in both undergraduate and graduate courses.Mission Statement:Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development.