Assistant Track and Field Coach-Recruiting Coordinator
Location: Alma, Michigan
Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 4
Position Summary - Alma College is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and the NCAA Division Ill. The position will assist with all daily aspects of the sport and will participate as an active member of the Athletics Department.
Position Duration — 12-month full-time position
Supervision Received— This position reports to the Head Track and Field Coach.
Coaching and training Alma College student-athletes, developing and conducting workout schedules.
Commit to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, College, the MIAA, and the NCAA with the utmost integrity.
Work closely with fellow coaches to develop recruiting strategies and a pool of admissible prospects.
Oversee recruitment operations, including but not limited to front rush management, visit management, and outreach.
Maintain good relations with parents of prospective and current student-athletes.
Responsible for helping with the administration and set up of the Scottie Classic Track and Field Meet in the spring as well as any MIAA events that may be a part of our rotation or high school events that may occur using our campus facilities.
Help with retention of current student-athletes, monitoring grades and academic progress.
Develop student athletes to be contributing members to the campus community and the community at large.
Help make travel arrangements for the team.
Cooperate with athletic training staff, maintenance staff, transportation staff and others who are involved in supporting the athletic program.
Work cooperatively with personnel in athletic department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represents the college positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school, and club coaches, media and general public.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit an Alma College Application, letter of interest, a current resume and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references to Sarah Dehring, Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted until position is filled. For an Alma College application please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/3085-employment-application.
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduate and graduate students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
*Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelors’ degree in a related field required. • Experience coaching track and field. • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships. • Ability to analyze data and clearly communicate findings to internal and external audiences. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Good organizational and analytical skills.
Physical Requirements: • Must be physically able to lead practices program. • Position requires working weekday evenings and weekends as well as some travel. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk or sit for long periods of times.
Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.
Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.
Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Alma College is an Equal Oppor...tunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Our Academic Mission
Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.
Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.
More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.
Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.
College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.
Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 27 varsity sports.
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