Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of physical and outdoor education, recreational services, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic competition, plus Wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.
The Sprint Football program is a self-funded, varsity athletic team within the Department of Athletics and Physical Education at Cornell University. As an important member of the Athletics and Physical Education community, the Head Coach shall show the commitment to embracing the priorities of the sprint football philosophy, embodying the unique culture, and meeting the expectations of the sprint football program. Valuing the student-athlete experience, engaging in alumni relations, and effectively managing a part-time staff are core to the role. As Head Coach, the position prepares team for practice and competitions in accordance with Ivy League, CSFL, NCAA, and University policies, works in cooperation with the trainers and other Athletics staff assigned to work with the team, and prepares the student athletes for their competitive schedule. The Head Coach also is responsible for preparing, administering and monitoring team budget, and communicating with alumni and friends of the program.
- Possesses superb interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated success in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of groups including students, staff, campus partners, service providers and the larger community - Is collaborative and capable of managing multiple relationships and projects in a fast-paced environment, flexibly adapting to new priorities, anticipating needs, and being nimble and responsive as projects and needs change - Exercises a balance of organizational skills and flexibility, growth mindset and the ability to connect dots between seemingly disparate activities or teams in the organization - Demonstrates strong leadership capability, with the drive to inspire and motivate team members to support collaboration and excellence, while also creating an engaging and energized work environment
While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
There is not visa sponsorship available for this position.
Bachelor’s degree; 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Commitment to the Student-Athlete experience.
Knowledge of NCAA recruiting and compliance rules and procedures.
Excellent communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, and an ability to identify, yield and develop quality student-athletes.
Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated success in cultivating relationships with alumni and other program supporters.
This position will require driving; therefore, a clean and valid driver’s license must be held at time of employment and maintained thereafter.
Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.
Proven experience connecting diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing practices to business goals.
Proficiency with computers and office software; familiarity with ARMS software, video editing software, and other athletic-specific technology skills.
Prior coaching experience at an Ivy League institution, higher education school or within the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL).
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.