Reporting to the Assistant Director of Athletics, the Head Men's and Women's Indoor/Outdoor Track Coach and Stadium Facilities Manager is responsible for the recruiting of prospective student-athletes, planning and executing practices, contest scheduling, budget preparation, fundraising, and stadium facilities management. There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recruits and maintains a full roster for the men's and women's indoor and outdoor track programs Recruits sprinters, jumpers and throwers. Depending on the Head Coach's expertise, assistants may be responsible for the other two areas Serves as the Assistant Coach for the Men's and Women's Cross-Country Teams Develops and implements effective practice and meet strategies Schedules and organizes meets with approval from the Assistant Athletic Director Communicates schedules to athletes and department personnel Works with Athletics and Admissions staff to develop and implement recruitment strategies and programs to identify and attract promising student-athletes Maintains contact with and provides prompt follow up to inquiries from promising student-athletes Facilities Manager Duties
Makes recommendations for facility improvements and repairs to the Director of Athletics and Director of Plant Services Serves as the lead scheduler for stadium practice times for the fall and spring sports programs in the traditional and non-traditional NCAA playing seasons Coordinates the lighting schedule as it pertains to games, practices and other events at the stadium Serves as department liaison with Plant Services Other related duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Athletic Director.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years collegiate coaching experience or related experience required.
Technical Skills Proficiency with the personal computer.
Language Skills Effective written and verbal communication is essential. Ability to articulate athletic policies and procedures. Ability to respond to and deal with varied constituencies.
Mathematical Skills Ability to develop budgetary, demographic and other reports that may require mathematical computations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability Ability to gather, organize, interpret and present information for reports. Ability to respond to crisis and emergencies. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Interpersonal Skills Ability to supervise and evaluate coaching performances. Ability to interact with students on a one-to-one basis as well as in groups. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or fee,; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.
Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access ...to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 314 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.