Institution: Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA
ASSISTANT COACH, Part-Time | exempt
In the role of part-time assistant coach, this person will provide support to the head coach in all aspects of
administering and conducting a collegiate sports team program.
Duties and Responsibilities (in descending order of importance)
1. Be knowledgeable of, and abide by, all College policies, NCAA Division III policies, and conference
Follow established guidelines and procedures
Abide by NCAA Division III; Great Northeast Athletic Conference, ECAC and NEWMAC
athletic conference rules and regulations
2. Assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in partnership with Admissions. Encourage
applications from a diverse group and large geographic area.
Execute an annual recruiting plan identifying specific outcomes to be achieved
Maintain database of information regarding recruiting, including number of contacts, number
applied, number visited, number accepted, and number enrolled
Correspond with prospects using a variety of communication channels; including written, in
person contact, phone, home visits, and official visits and texts.
Coordinate on campus overnight visits
Attend large showcase recruiting summer events
Attend all Admissions events
Particpate in camps/clinics and coaching clinics
3. Assist in executing an instructional practice and competitive game schedule based on an assessment of
the student-athletes’ abilities including pre and post season and traditional and non-traditional seasons.
Execute, in collaboration with the head coach, organized and objective based practices
Enhance individual as well as team sport skills
Utilize various coaching and motivational strategies
Improve athletes’ talents, skills, and development of leadership
4. Function as a member of the Athletic Department working together for common objectives.
Communicate and cooperate with department staff to facilitate group purpose and mission
Responsible for your own work
Clearly communicate in written and verbal form
5. Stay current with the sport-specific developments in the profession
Take responsibility for upholding College and athletic conference policies
Support the need for process and/or technology changes and demonstrate advantages to others.
Suggest ways to improve efficiency of own work and the work of the department.
Support the head Coach and team expectations.
5. Other duties as assigned –
Reports to the Head Coach
Bachelor’s degree required and/or related work experience.
Must be willing to travel
Must be willing to work nights and weekends
Previous coaching and playing experience; preferably at the collegiate level
Sports team season schedules: Total hours approximate 580/year
August –April (conduct pre-season, in season, off season training/competition )
September –May 1 (Recruiting)
Must be available for early morning practice- typically 6:15 – 8am.
$12,000 for July 1 – June 30
Please submit cover letter and resume to head coach.
NCAA Division III, Part-Time, Assistant Coach, Cross Country, Distance