Job Details

Colgate University
  • Position Number: 2017864
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Colgate University

Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Relays)

Requisition Number: 2020S044Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Athletics
Department: Track & FieldColgate Athletics Vision: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence. Athletics Department Values: Thoughtful Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking Driven Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal Enthusiastic Passionate, positive, fun presence Cohesive Closeknit, collaborative, consistent teamwork Bold Creative, resourceful, fearless winners

Department Statement:
Colgate Athletics Vision: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence.

Athletics Department Values:
Thoughtful Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking
Driven Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal
Enthusiastic Passionate, positive, fun presence
Cohesive Closeknit, collaborative, consistent teamwork
Bold Creative, resourceful, fearless winners

The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in the operation of the respective program, including organizing and performing all activities associated with the intercollegiate program, analyzing performance and instructing students to meet strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition, planning and directing training and recommendation for recruitment of student-athletes.

Responsible for executing specific strategic activities and outcomes within the sprint, hurdle, and relay event groups of the track & field program.

These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
- Adhere to Head Coach's philosophy.
- Athletic instruction/coaching.
- Program operations and administration as designated by the head coach.

Responsible for oversight of all administrative operations regarding student-athlete development.

These will include:
- Monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and well-being.
- Ensure student-athlete participation in all assigned community service activities.

Responsible for the execution of all scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation.
These will include:
- Video breakdown
- Use of appropriate video-editing software
- Coordination of team film sessions
- Development of scouting reports

Responsible for overall team recruitment strategy, to include:
- Exercises independent judgment regarding the recruitment of prospective student-athletes for assigned event groups.
- Decision-making authority to determine which individuals to recruit.
- Decision-making authority in the allocation of scholarship allocations (as applicable).
- Attracting and evaluating prospective student-athletes.
- Monitoring prospective student-athlete academic progress and well-being.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student-athletes and other recruiting constituents.

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
- Patriot League
- Athletic department
- University policies
- Successful completion of annual NCAA recruiting exam
- Attendance at all required compliance educational meetings
- Successful on-time completion of all recruiting logs

Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
To include:
- Responsible for all newsletters and communication with alumni.
- Responsible for team promotion and marketing to all constituents.
- Responsible for determining communication strategy within the university and the local community.

Independent and unchallengeable decision-making regarding student-athlete participation in assigned sports activities when the head coach is not present.

Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching.

Responsible for adhering to the assigned budget.

Responsible for hiring, oversight, and management of student managers. Assistant Coach has independent discretion on all hiring and termination of student employees.

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Technical Competencies

Behavioral Competencies

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience coaching NCAA Division I teams and knowledge of coaching sprints, hurdles and relays.

A Bachelors degree and two years of coaching experience are required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A current valid drivers license, in accordance with the Universitys Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to perform coaching duties which include, but are not limited to, standing outdoors for long periods of time.

Other Information
Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.

Work Schedule:

Job Open Date:

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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