Job No: 496760 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Athletics & Recreation
The Assistant Men's & Women's Track & Field coach is responsible for the on-field coaching and recruitment of academically-qualified student athletes for this NCAA Division I program, within the guidelines, rules and regulations of Bucknell University, the NCAA, and the Conference.
All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt, benefits eligible position.
Job Duties: 1. Assist in coaching training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Assist during athletic events. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings. 2. Assists with daily operations and overall administration of the sports program. 3. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations. 4. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the head coach and coordinate all recruiting activities with the head coach and with appropriate departmental personnel. 5. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of students. 6. Work closely with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed. 7. Work closely with the athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student-athletes. 8. Participate in departmental activities as feasible. 9. Perform special duties as assigned by the head coach and/or Director of Athletics. 10. Represents the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelors degree 2. Throws or Jumps experience 3. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests and perspectives. 4. Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations to recruit off-campus. 5. Maintain an up-to-date CPR and First Aid Certification
The Assistant Coach will possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
Physical Demands: 1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.