Institution: Covenant College
Location: Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Position: Track & XC Assistant Coach / Athletic Administrator
Prepared by: Dr. Tim Sceggel, Director of Athletics
Date: April 2021
The Assistant Track & XC Coach is responsible to the Head Track & XC Coach, as well as to the Director of Athletics for the performance of the duties that this job description assigns.
Responsible for assisting with the management and development of the intercollegiate track and cross country program including:
Discipleship of men and women in the program to facilitate spiritual growth
Teaching and modeling the value of Christian competition
Monitoring academic performance of student athletes and partnering with Student Development for discipleship, development and retention of student athletes
Recruiting and retaining quality student athletes who understand and embrace Covenant College’s mission and vision
Find student athletes that are equipped with the ability to achieve academic and athletic success
Working in conjunction with the head coach to fill a roster of 40 student athletes
Regularly fielding a highly competitive team within the conference
On-field coaching and instruction, preferably with a focus on the sprints, jumps, and/or throws
Handling all social media accounts for the Covenant Track & XC program
Contributing and caring for the development and growth of the athletic department as a whole in tangible ways
Creating service and mission opportunities for student athletes to invest in the community
Effective stewardship of resources in the program
Approaching every facet of this position with a high degree of professionalism
Responsible for an administrative role within the Athletic Department. This position will be assigned by the Director of Athletics at the beginning of each academic year once all primary staff positions have been determined. Examples of possible roles include, but are not limited to: game day management, intramurals, sports information, sport ministry, or student employee oversight
An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
Experience in coaching track and / or cross country, preferably at the collegiate level
A strong understanding of and commitment to NCAA Division III
A commitment to adhering to all policies, rules, and regulations of Covenant College, USA South Athletic Conference, and the NCAA
Ability to work cooperatively with other administrators, coaches, students and faculty members.
Good written and oral communication skills
A strong understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Standards, the doctrinal standards of the PCA and the mission of Covenant College as a Christian liberal arts college
Interested applicants should apply at https://www.covenant.edu/about/employment and provide a resume and a statement of faith or Christian experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
NCAA Division III
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