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Assistant Coach, Track & Field/Cross Country

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Coach, Track & Field/Cross Country
Department M&W Intercollegiate
Position Number 1011964
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Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coaches in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the track & field/cross country program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the track & field/cross country program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding tactical strategies, event entries, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the track & field/cross country program to constituents).

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of track & field/cross country skills and strategies.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience

Six years experience participating in and/or coaching track & field/cross country at the high school or collegiate level.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Drew Galbraith
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Recruiting

  • Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for:
  • Identifying qualified students and talented athletes, communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail, traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects, maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the track & field/cross country team.
  • During competition, makes recommendations to the head coaches regarding adjustments to strategies.
  • Teaches track & field/cross country skills in one or more specialty areas (e.g., distance, middle distance, sprints) to student-athletes during team practices, meets, and individual/small group training sessions. Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.
  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.

Administration

  • Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
  • Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the track & field/cross country program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
  • Assists in setting team travel plans.
  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding status of the program.

Other

  • Promotes Dartmouth and the track & field/cross country program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches and community involvement.
  • Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
  • Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the track & field/cross country program in an exemplary fashion.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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