The Colby College Department of Athletics is seeking an assistant football coach beginning March 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2024. This position is an annually renewable 12-month position with benefits. This position will work on the defensive side of the ball and will have special teams responsibilities. The assistant football coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III football program. Colby College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where every member of the community feels a sense of respect and belonging.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-site coaching in games and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
Prepare film breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members
Plan and prepare for games
Contribute to strength and conditioning program, including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes
Provide support and encouragement to student athletes, including academic counseling and advising
Monitor academic progress of athletes
Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
Research academic and athletic credentials
Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone and one-on-one meetings
Organize and implement recruit visits
Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
Assist with day-to-day operations of the football program
Provide effective communication to head coach
Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletics’ team members
Assist with the coordination of team travel
Attend and participate in department trainings pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion
Position will have a secondary assignment within the department
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes and their families, as well as coaches and administrators.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Operates on grass, turf, courts, gymnasium, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves both sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website: https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Asst-Coach--Football_R0003686-4
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is highly desirable
Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state
Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community
Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 32 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level. The department also includes the campus recreation program and hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. More than one-third of Colby’s 2,300 students participate in intercollegiate sports and, in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.
The College is home to a state-of-the-art athletics complex which is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III. Located in central Maine, the College has incredible access to other outdoor venues such as the Belgrade Lakes and Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, one of the premier ski desti...nations on the east coast.
For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu.