Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Apr 29 2020 Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Head Coach - Cross Country / Women's Outdoor Track and Field
DEPARTMENT: Athletics and Recreation
REPORTS TO: Director of Athletics and Recreation
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Head Coach - Men's and Women's Cross Country and Women's Outdoor Track and Field is responsible for administration of all phases of an NJCAA Division III cross country and track and field program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, organizing and training athletes for successful competition, monitoring and supporting the academic success of the student-athletes, completing related administrative duties, and planning and conducting pre- and post-season conditioning programs. This is a professional head coaching position; therefore, all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the NJCAA, Region XXI, other state, local, and federal obligations, and Bristol Community College.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meet designated roster goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Collaborate with the department's Athletics Recruiter to identify and guide prospective students through the enrollment process.
Report information on prospective student-athlete interest to the Athletics Recruiter.
Establish a comprehensive list of prospective student-athletes through the development of relationships with high school cross country and track and field coaches.
Contact prospective student-athletes about attending Bristol Community College.
Attend Bristol Community College family nights and other on-campus recruiting events.
Collaborate with the department's Student-Athlete Academic Coordinator to ensure student-athletes are meeting regularly with their advisor and utilizing academic initiatives.
Motivate and provide mentorship and advice to prepare student-athletes in the classroom.
Promote academic success through a commitment to class attendance, academic achievement, and graduation.
Communicate high academic standards within the cross country and track and field programs.
Organize, prepare, and conduct team practice sessions to train and prepare for competition.
Direct, motivate, and advise student-athletes to prepare for competition.
Establish individual and student-athlete goals.
Establish and enforce team and college policies.
Effectively communicate proper techniques, fundamentals, and team strategies.
Represent the college in a positive manner by demonstrating good sportsmanship and collegiality.
Study the field and remain up-to-date on the latest trends of cross country and track and field instruction.
Use lessons in sport as a platform for overall student-development.
Schedule cross country and track and field meets.
Develop relationships with four-year coaches and implement a plan to assist student-athletes in transferring.
Demonstrate an understanding and adhere to NJCAA eligibility and compliance.
Report facility issues to the Director of Athletics and Recreation in a timely manner.
Submit uniform and equipment requests to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Coordinate fundraising initiatives for the cross country and track and field programs, in collaboration with the college's Development office.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of an Associate degree required.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in coaching high school or intercollegiate cross country or track and field or other related sports.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of recruitment, student-athlete development, and cross country or track and field.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work nights and weekends.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
Valid driver's license required.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience coaching cross country or track and field at the intercollegiate level.
Demonstrated proficiency with Front Rush recruiting software.
Experience recruiting student-athletes in a community college setting.
Strong ability to build relationships within our recruitment area.
Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of best practices focused on access, equity, student success, and high impact practices.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, non-unit, non-benefited position, not to exceed 18.5 hours per week.
SALARY: $5,000 per year. Amount may be pro-rated depending on start date.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu