Assistant Coach, Track & Field
William Peace University, Raleigh
|Position Title:||Assistant Coach, Track & Field|
William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.
|Purpose of Department:||
The William Peace University Athletics program complements the institution’s core educational mission, helping to enrich the lives of our students while contributing to a vibrant and diverse campus community that inspires excellence. Our work contributes to the holistic educational environment and strengthens community at the University. Academic and athletic excellences are compatible in a well-balanced environment that encourages student-athletes to thrive and achieve their full potential as whole people.
|Summary of Position:||
William Peace University seeks applicants for a part-time Assistant Coach of Track & Field.
|Essential duties and responsibilities:||
The individual serving in this position is responsible for the following duties as Assistant Coach for the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field team:
~ Knows and adheres to all applicable NCAA and university regulations that relate to recruiting, daily program management and operation of the individual sport.
~Design practice plans/workouts for the sprint/jump athletes
~ As directed by the Director—must be able to recruit quality student athletes by means of personal contact, phone and written correspondence with player, coach and parents. Must be able to evaluate ability either in person or through videotape analysis. Must utilize FrontRush software to monitor recruiting contacts. May be asked to make frequent off-campus trips, at the direction of the Head Coach, to watch games/matches/meets. Must assist in arranging (with the Director and the Admissions Office) on-campus visits for prospective student athletes. Ensures compliance with NCAA guidelines for contacting and entertaining prospects.
~ Assists in scheduling games, practices, facility and vehicle use in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and other university staff.
~ Assists in scheduling and planning practices. Ensures compliance with NCAA regulations on Playing Season. Per NCAA Bylaw 17.01 and 17.02
~ Evaluates team and individual performance, with a specific focus on sprint/jump athletes .
~ Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and a team.
~ Has a comprehensive knowledge of athletic conditioning and team physical training.
~ Monitors the condition of playing equipment and facilities used by his/her team to ensure the safety of student-athletes and staff.
~ Coordinates team travel in conjunction with the Head Coach.
~ Prepares game plans based on scouting reports and team evaluation.
~ Monitors the eligibility status and promote the academic progress of student-athletes.
~ Assists with approved fundraising activities, as requested.
~ Effectively works with a diverse population of students, employees, visitors, and guests.
~ Participates in clinics, exhibitions, and camps, as approved.
~ Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
~ Valid driver’s license
~ Willingness to travel
~ Excellent organizational and communication skills
~ Collegiate coaching experience in Cross Country or Track and Field
~ Certification in CPR, AED and first aid (will be provided by University if not already trained)
~ USATF Level 1 certification
|Hours per week:||20|
|Job Posting Date:||08/22/2023|
|Priority Deadline Information:||
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation