Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the moves diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
The Assistant Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach will report to the Head Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the Men's and Women's Track and Field Program including the recruitment of a diverse set of student-athletes, assisting with daily operations, practice implementation, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. Requires a variable schedule; night, weekend work, and overnight travel to away meets and tournaments will be required. The Assistant Coach takes appropriate actions to support a diverse student body and workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student-athletes' skill and teamwork
Analyze performance of teams and individuals and provide leadership and instruction
Assist in pre-season, in-season, and post-season training and practice planning
Participate in scouting and recruitment of a diverse set of prospective student-athletes
Help monitor the progress of prospective student-athletes' application process
Help coordinate and organize potential student-athlete on-campus visits
Compliance with College, NESCAC, and NCAA rules and regulations
Work with the Head Coach to develop and strengthen team culture and create a diverse and inclusive program
Valid driver's license to drive college vehicles to team competition when necessary. Requires successful completion of Five College Risk Management driver credentialing program. (See:
Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience
An understanding of the role intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment
Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.