Grand Canyon University is searching for an Assistant Coach for Track & Field/Throws. This position assists the Head Coach in planning, directing and strategizing game tactics for developing winning teams in the assigned sport. Also, assists in organizing, recruiting, coaching and administering sports activities to individuals or groups at the University’s recreational facilities.
Responsibilities: Player Development/Coaching Under the Direction of the head coach, provide coaching in both a team and individual setting to improve sport specific skills. Participate in the creation of practice plans, assist in game preparation, advise on game strategy, and provide direct coaching and assistance during games. Run practice in the absence of the head coach. Research and identify the latest trends and techniques in coaching and playing. Recruiting Under the direction of the head coach, research, evaluate, contact and recruit players of high character, scholarship and athletic ability to compete for the designated sport program. Market the designated sports program to prospective recruits, community members, and club members both domestically and internationally. Travel extensively to evaluate talent and market the GCU designated sports program to potential recruits. Operations Assist the head coach with competition scheduling. Assist the head coach in the planning, marketing and operation of sports camps. Ensures all aspects of the designated sports program complies with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations. Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction. Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team. Participate actively in promotion of GCU athletics and campus events. Other duties as assigned by the head coach, athletic director/athletic director designee. May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 3 years of intercollegiate and/or elite level sport specific coaching and/or playing and training experience. Knowledge and understanding of Division 1 sport specific program and NCAA rules. Valid driver's license and clean driving record. CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required.. Must be able to pass a background check. Must be able to lawfully accept employment in the U.S. Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree. Experience coaching in NCAA Division I. AED certification.
Internal Number: R000023076
About Grand Canyon University
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
More Than 65 Years of Excellence
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.
During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview.
Exciting Growth & Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for... our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too.
Generous Benefits & Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events.
Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu