Hawkeye Community College’s Athletics program is looking for a part-time Men’s and Women’s Assistant Track & Field / Cross Country Coach to join their team.
The Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach assists with the supervision and coaching of practices and competitions with an emphasis on cross country and distance events. This position will aid in recruiting student athletes, directing practices, managing practice and travel schedules, as well as, supervising team conduct during competition, travel, tournaments, and other events where the team is represented. Furthermore, this position participates in the planning, organizing, and execution of preseason and season practices in addition to fostering a positive team atmosphere and supporting student athletes’ academic progress, retention, and graduation through mentoring activities and guidance to appropriate support services. Due to the nature of the work involved in coaching; many weeks will entail morning, evening, and weekend hours. Needs of the department varies and the percent of time devoted to each part of the job will be governed by seasonal and immediate needs of the department.
In 2015, Hawkeye Community College launched its first ever intercollegiate sport program and has since accumulated 15 athletic programs to include: sports shooting, men & women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, men & women’s track and field, men & women’s golf, women's volleyball, esports, competitive dance, women’s softball (new in 2023) and men & women’s bowling. The Hawkeye RedTail Athletic Programs compete within the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as Division II when applicable.
Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Essential Job Functions
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in the supervision and instruction of all practices and competitions.
Recruits’ student-athletes for the Track & Field / Cross Country
Collaborates with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services for recruiting and enrolling prospective student-athletes.
Assists in the administrative operations of the Track & Field / Cross Country program to include scheduling, team travel, etc.
Assists in monitoring and nurturing student-athletes’ academic progress toward graduation at the college and placement at four-year colleges and universities.
Promotes positive public relations for the Track & Field / Cross Country
Provides first aid in emergency situations and complete annual blood borne pathogen training and CPR certification.
Performs set-up, tear-downs, and storage of equipment.
Enforces and maintains all safety policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Track & Field / Cross Country Coach or administration.
Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.
Anticipated schedule is based on the seasonal needs of the program/department.
Requires skills for succeeding in an outdoor and office environment, using technology. Requires good hand- eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments. Outdoor environments may become susceptible to inclement weather conditions. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.
Regular, part-time position with a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution) available upon hire. Employees working an average of 20 hours or more per week for one-year, may be eligible for additional benefits including but not limited to: Single dental and vision insurance, Flex plus (IRS 125) plan and paid time off.
Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college serving a ten-county region in northeast Iowa. Since opening in 1966, it has focused on meeting the needs of the community, providing quality, affordable training for learners at all stages of life. First opened as Hawkeye Institute of Technology, today Hawkeye Community College serves more than 25,000 individuals and awards almost 1,500 diplomas and degrees annually. Hawkeye has a community impact of $106 million and 1,400 jobs. Since 1966, the college has graduated more than 50,000 students, with 94 percent staying in Iowa.
Located in the Cedar Valley, the college serves 27 school districts across its 10-county service area, providing concurrent enrollment to more than 1,900 high school students.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Hawkeye Community College has established and implemented an Affirmative Action Plan to reflect its ethical and legal pledge to comply with laws and regulations requiring Equal Educational Opportunity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action.
The College is committed to equity and diversity in educational services and employment practices. All employees have a respons...ibility to contribute to an environment for learning and working that encourages and enhances the valuing of equity, enthusiasm for diversity, and passion for respectful interaction.
Reaffirmed by Dr. Todd Holcomb, December 2019