Full Time Assistant Coach – Amherst College

Institution: Amherst College

Location: Amherst, Mass.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Description

Amherst College invites applications for the Athletics Department Fellow – Assistant Coach of Track & Field. The Athletic Fellow Assistant Coach is a full time, one year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The Athletic Fellow – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach will report to the Head Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of a highly competitive NCAA Division III Track & Field program. The position will include responsibilities such as recruiting student-athletes, daily operations, practice planning, coaching, scouting, player development, meet management, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. It is preferred that this position coaches throws or sprints/hurdles or multis. Requires a variable schedule; night, weekend work, and overnight travel to away meets will be required. The Assistant Coach takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities


Assist with coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student-athletes’ skill and teamwork
Analyze the performance of teams and individuals and provide leadership and instruction
Assist in pre-season, in-season, and post-season training and practice planning

Participate in scouting and recruits prospective student-athletes
Help monitor the progress of prospective student-athletes application process
Help coordinate and organize potential student-athlete on-campus visits
Program Responsibilities

Compliance with College, NESCAC, and NCAA rules and regulations
Perform any and all other related duties as assigned or directed by the head coach
Bachelor’s Degree
A valid driver’s license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate College vehicles
Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
An understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment
Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Full-Time, Assistant Coach, Track and Field

How to Apply

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