Assistant Coach Women’s Track (part-time) – College of the Holy Cross

Institution: College of the Holy Cross

Location: Worcester, Mass.

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Assistant Coach Women’s Track (part-time)

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the women’s head coach with the development and competitiveness of a Division 1 program primarily by instructing student-athletes on track and field skills and techniques, assessing comprehension of skills and techniques, and preparing student-athletes for competition. The position is also responsible for the identification and recruitment of high-caliber prospective student-athletes.

The assistant coach, as an acting representative for the College of the Holy Cross, the Patriot League and NCAA, must perform all duties in compliance and with consideration to the core values, rules and regulations of those entities.

Primary Responsibilities (60%): Multi-events, High Jump, Short Sprints/ Short Hurdles

Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:

• rules & fundamentals
• skill attainment
• techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner
• team concepts

Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:

• assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
• developing a yearly plan for athletes that focuses on peak performances at championship meets.
• developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
• determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
• attending workshops and training sessions to research methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations

Secondary responsibilities (30%)


• Identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes in event groups
• Communicating and engaging with recruits within NCAA guidelines

Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):

• collaborating with women’s head coach to develop annual goals for the program
• maintaining and sharing records and practice plans with women’s head coach and co-coaches.
• effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
• tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
• assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
• administering sports camps as directed by head coach and athletics administration


• Bachelor’s degree required
• Prior experience instructing and coaching, preferably at the Division I level
• Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
• Certification in coaching areas strongly encouraged
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
• Computer, social networking, and video editing skills strongly encouraged

Additional Information:

This is a part time, exempt level position which will extend until June 30, 2021.

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

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