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Head Coach - Track and Field

POSITION: Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach (Full-Time 12 Month Staff Position)

REPORTS TO:  Athletic Director

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, plus two to three years of related experience in athletic administration and high school or college level coaching; experience including Track and Field recruiting and coaching desired.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Assist the Director of Athletics in aspects of the sports programs and coach the men’s and women’s Track and Field program for the University.

DUTIES:

  1. Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the NAIA.
  2. Monitor academic progress of men’s and women’s track and field student-athletes; review transcripts and ensure compliance with NAIA rules and regulations.
  3. Schedule practice facilities and times; design and supervise practices both in-season and off-season; teach all necessary fundamentals of men’s and women’s Track and Field.
  4. Act as a liaison with the Financial Aid Office to determine financial aid eligibility of men’s and women’s Track and Field student-athletes.
  5. Recruit high school and transfer students for the University’s men’s and women’s Track and Field program; contact scouts, coaches, camp directors, alumni, etc.; return calls and letters from interested candidates and/or visit them personally. All recruiting activities should be completed in a highly professional manner.
  6. Coordinate mailings related to the men’s and women’s Track and Field program; research and verify information used in bulk mailings.
  7. In conjunction with the Director of Athletics, develop itineraries for away game trips; coordinate travel, lodging and per-diem expenses.
  8. In conjunction with the Director of Athletics, develop men’s and women’s Track and Field schedule; assess facility conditions and provide the needed maintenance; reschedule canceled games.
  9. Provide budget recommendations to Director of Athletics and manage expenditures to stay within approved amounts in both operations and scholarship budgets.
  10. Develop and implement sound disciplinary practices and policies which incorporate a high level of communication, consistency and interim sanctioning steps when appropriate. Discussion with the Director of Athletics necessary in all discipline cases.
  11. In conjunction with the Director of Athletics, hire assistant coaches and identify volunteer assistant coaches while adhering to Point Park University human resources hiring policies.
  12. Supervise and evaluate assistant and volunteer coaches.
  13. Design, coordinate and oversee mandatory fund raising activities for the men’s and women’s Track and Field program.
  14. Design, coordinate and oversee community service projects for the men’s and women’s Track and Field program. At least one major project must occur each year.  Adhere to the spirit and support all aspects of the Department’s Champions of Character program.
  15. Keep abreast of and implement new information and technologies such as visualizations, sports psychology, weight training, self-awareness techniques, etc., to improve the program.
  16. Attend one professional development activity each year. This activity must be approved by the Director of Athletes.
  17. Attend established awards ceremony at the end of each season.
  18. Schedule and attend various meetings.
  19. Prepare information for media relations; prepare information for mailings on men’s and women’s Track and Field camps; answer letters regarding questions on camps.
  20. Design programs and supervise personnel used for camps.
  21. Develop and update policies and procedures covering the men’s and women’s Track and Field program or athletics program in general.
  22. Coordinate administrative duties determined by the Director of Athletics.
  23. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to HROffice@pointpark.edu (preferred) or mail to:
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please referenceHEAD MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD COACH - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.pointpark.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities.

 

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.