Monmouth College seeks applications for the position of Assistant Track and Field-Jumps Coach to the Director of Running Programs, the Director of Athletics, and then the Vice President for Student Life. The Jump Coach is responsible for the planning and supervision of the jump events, as well as being committed to the academic mission of the College.
Position requires effective experience. Commitment to the mission of a residential liberal arts college, valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record are also among the requirements. Desired qualifications include but are not limited to:
•Excellent understanding of NCAA III philosophy
•Ability to work effectively with college students
PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Track and Field-Jumps Coach provides assistance to the Director of Running Programs with regard to coaching and recruitment of track and field jump athletes. As Assistant Track and Field/ Jumps Coach he/she provides assistance to the head coach as directed. Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
1.Assist with the teaching the sports of track and field to student athletes at Monmouth College. Specific emphasis on the Pole vault, High jump, Long jump and triple jump.
2.Assist with the evaluation, recruitment and retention of track and field athletes at Monmouth College.
3.Assist with meeting the recruitment and retention goals set and assessed annually by the College.
4.Assist with visiting and for recruitment purposes prospective students and their families following the guidelines of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III.
5.Track and Field knowledge and experience working with vertical and horizontal jumps is desired.
6.Assist the Head Coach with recruitment reports.
7.Assist with daily planning, organization and supervision of practices and competitions.
8.Contribute to the overall program of a residential college.
9.Other duties as assigned.
WORK RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to the Director of Running Programs who reports to the Athletic Director and through the Director to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. The Assistant Coach also works directly with other members of the Athletic Department and Student Affairs Staff, and has daily contact with students, staff, faculty, and persons outside the campus community. Contact with prospective students and their parents as well as a high school and community college coach is expected.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred. Effective experience as a college or university track and field coach. Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques associated with Track and Field. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate complex tasks and procedures. Excellent organization and supervision skills. Excellent communication skills. Maintain valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Willingness and ability to work effectively with all campus and associated constituencies. Have a working familiarity with computer systems (including social media).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is normally performed in a gymnasium or game field setting with some travel via automobile to/from away matches required:
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Dexterity sufficient to manipulate objects with fingers, for example operating a computer keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word, discerning and conveying (exchanging) information.
Vision sufficient to see within normal parameters.
Hearing sufficient to hear within normal range.
Mobility sufficient to complete responsibilities.
Occasionally required to move or transport (lift) items weighing up to 25 pounds.
All requirements are subject to change, with possible modifications made to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS OF POSITION: Conduct is expected to be professional and courteous. Duties and responsibilities are to be carried out in a manner which promotes and is consistent with the intrinsic goals of Monmouth College.