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The position will be responsible for assisting the Director of Track and Field in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team practices, training and competition with the Long Jump, Triple Jump, and High Jump. Will also assist with home meet organization, management, set up and other administrative duties as assigned.
• Candidates must be able to teach proper technique and skill development in various aspects of track and field. • This position will work with jumpers, especially in the disciplines of long jump, triple jump, and high jump. • Candidates should have a complete and thorough understanding of track and field and be able to instruct student-athletes in small group and one-on-one settings. • This position requires the ability to help recruit potential student-athletes. • Candidates must have the ability to successfully impart track-specific knowledge and coach the jumpers and student-athletes who compete in the multi-events. • Previous coaching and/or playing experience on the college level is highly desired. • The ability to identify and recruit student-athletes is required. • This position requires well-developed communication skills, as well as strong time management and organizational skills. • Ability to work weekends and evenings is required. • This position requires extensive travel.
1. Education: Bachelor’s degree is required.
2. Experience: Four (4) years minimum coaching experience at Division I Level with Jumps. Prior Collegiate, International, or Olympic trials competitive experience.
3. Certification/Registration/Licensing: USATF Level I Certification
• Communication skills • Knowledge and adherence to NCAA, Conference, State, Institutional, and Department rules and regulations • Motivation skills • Commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and have an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities. • Organizational and Management Skills • Supervision (e.g. Athletes, Assistant Coaches, Students, Summer Camp Staff) • Public Speaking I Fundraising • Counseling/Advising Skills
5. Special Considerations: Preferred qualifications include four years of successful coaching, master's degree in kinesiology or similar academic discipline and coaching experience in more than one jumping at NCAA Division 1 Level.
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