Women’s Track & Field Assistant Coach and Sports Performance Assistant
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Coaching - Track & Field
Hollins University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), invites applications for the full-time position of Women’s Track & Field Assistant Coach and Sports Performance Assistant beginning immediately. This is a full-time, 11-month (August – June) position reporting to the Director of Athletics in conjunction with the Head Women’s Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Indoor and outdoor sport coaching duties including supporting the head coach through coaching, student-athlete development, recruitment, and program administration, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing Hollins’ diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and working effectively with a diversity of students. This position also assists the Director of Sports Performance and Student Wellness with student-athlete physical and mental development including maintaining and managing healthy lifestyles and contributing as effective teammates.
Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and NSCA principles, possession of (or ability to obtain upon hire) first aid and CPR certifications, and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Candidates must demonstrate effective coaching methods; exhibit excellent recruiting, leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and possess Microsoft Office proficiency. Applicants must also have abilities to work well with students, families, and campus constituencies, as well as work independently and as part of a team. Candidates must also be willing and able to travel and work evenings and weekends. Applicants with experience as a sprints, jumps, and hurdles coach; minimum of one year of relevant coaching experience (preferably at the collegiate level); as a physical education instructor; and in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Candidates should discuss in their cover letter how their contributions will enhance the university’s athletics program and the institution’s efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and an increasingly diverse student population. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references. Once the selected candidate accepts a contingent employment offer, criminal history and motor vehicle background checks will be conducted.
Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse historically women’s colleges with an undergraduate student population that includes 34% US-American students of color, 37% Pell-eligible students, 25% first-generation college students, and 10% international students. Known for its creative and highly engaged student body and its commitment to inclusive academic excellence, Hollins prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and gender-inclusive graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.
For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (www.hollins.edu).
Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.