Assistant Cross-Country Coach – Simmons College

Institution: Simmons College

Location: Boston, MA

Salary: 12000

Job Description

ASSISTANT COACH, Part-Time | exempt
Primary Function:
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
July/August (Recruiting);
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.

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Part-Time, Assistant Coach, Cross Country, Distance