Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Benedict College, a HBCU and member of NCAA Division II and the SIAC, is seeking an Assistant Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.
This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. The position is being funded by an NCAA Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant, and is funded for five years. Included in the grant is funding for professional development. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position reports directly to the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.
Responsible for coaching and administrative duties of the women’s cross country and track & field programs. The assistant coach will have an inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, faculty, administration, staff, donors and the community.
Duties include, but are not limited to: 1.Instructing team members in race strategies and techniques. 2.Strategic planning for meet preparation. 3.Making strategic decisions in contest situations. 4.Counsel student-athletes concerning academic progress. 5.Providing guidance and assistance to student-athletes on a range of personal issues, as required. 6.Assist in developing the overall recruiting strategy and implement the appropriate process to achieve positive results. 7.Assume administrative oversight of evaluating, identifying, and recruiting quality student-athletes. 8.Assisting in the planning and direction of the overall practice strategy. 9.Assume administrative oversight of team travel. 10.Record and report NCAA required data to the athletic compliance office. 11.Travel nationwide for competition and recruiting. 12.Public relation appearances with various institutional programs and externally to the media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, parents and the general public. 13.Participation and coordination of fund-raising activities. 14.Direct team and individual summer camps and clinics.
Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years of collegiate coaching experience and who have sound written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, a commitment to athletic and academic success and knowledge of NCAA rules and bylaws. The ability to recruit high-level student-athletes is also preferred. A Bachelor’s degree and USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification are required.
Applicants should send resume, cover letter, three letters of reference, and completed application (located at https://www.benedict.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/bc_employment_application_2018.pdf to Frank Hyland, Head Track and Field Coach at email@example.com.
Benedict College is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.
A Bachelor’s degree and USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification are required.
About Benedict College
Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with 1,738 students enrolled in its 25 baccalaureate degree programs during the 2020-2021 academic year. Benedict College, originally Benedict Institute, was founded 151 years ago under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. As Benedict’s first philanthropist, Mrs. Benedict of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, provided $13,000 towards the purchase of an 80-acre plantation near Columbia, South Carolina as the site for a new school for the recently freed people of African descent. Benedict Institute, operating in a former slave master’s mansion, was established, in the words of its founder to prepare men and women to be a “power for good in society.” On November 2, 1894, the South Carolina Legislature chartered the institution as a liberal arts college and the name “Benedict Institute” was formally changed to “Benedict College.” Benedict College has been highly regarded and exceptionally ranked for its programs by several academic and traditional publications. For example, Benedict College was ranked as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation... by Washington Monthly magazine for creating social mobility, producing cutting-edge scholarship, and research. Benedict offers several high-demand fields of study in STEM, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Education. Benedict has a diverse faculty of which 80 percent are full-time, and 60 percent hold doctorates or the equivalent. There are over 17,000 proud Benedict Tigers throughout the nation. Benedict College has been a community leader for over 151-years and is a significant contributor to the region and South Carolina, with a local and annual economic impact of over $130 million. Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Five of the College’s degree programs hold national accreditation: The School of Education, Social Work, Environmental Health Science, Art, and the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship.