The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Head Coach for Men's and Women's Track & Field is responsible for the administration of both the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field programs at Dickinson College. They are responsible for building and maintaining a roster which provides competitive depth at each event. The position is responsible for recruiting and developing talented s-a's who understand and embrace the balance between academics and athletics. The position is also responsible for scheduling and conducting meets/practices, and the oversight of an event coaching staff. A secondary duty will also be part of the position, which will not conflict with their primary role as Head Track & Field Coach.
Educate and develop student-athletes to prepare them for success within the track & field program, classroom, and community. Plan and implement valuable learning experiences where student-athletes are challenged to excel both in the classroom and within the Track & Field program. Implement periodic check-ins/meetings with program participants to support their academic pursuits and their navigation of the student-athlete experience. Prepare workout programs and coaching strategies that will serve to maximize performance opportunities for student-athletes participating in the program. Conduct team building activities to create and sustain a strong team culture.
Recruit qualified and talented student-athletes to Dickinson through attending high school invitational meets, the use of recruiting services, and reaching out to those track & field student-athletes whose performances are seen as desirable for the program. Initiate and maintain communication with prospective recruits through letters, email, telephone calls, social media and hosting/coordinating on-campus visits based on NCAA compliance standards and regulations.
Management of operational/administrative functions. Oversees the fiscal/budgetary components for the track & field program. Schedule all practices and competitive events. Organizes team travel, meals, and overnight accommodations. Participate in the purchase and oversight of team equipment/gear. In collaboration with the Athletic Director, hires and supervises assistant coaching staff.
Work closely with College Advancement in creating fund raising strategies/opportunities for the program. Establish and maintain relationships with alumni athletes and parents through telephone calls, letters, emails, social media, and creating/attending alumni events. Assists in raising funds for the athletic department. Plan and implement community programming such as clinics, camps, and service opportunities, etc.
3-5 years work experience
Coaching Certification may be required for particular sport.
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.