Full Time Assistant Track & Field Coach – Macalester College

Institution: Macalester College

Location: St. Paul, Minn.


Job Description

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Macalester College seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach to work in its Athletics department. The assistant coach will assist the head coach in all aspects of a NCAA Division III program as needed. This position supports the activities to assist the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country program specially in the area of sprints, jumps, hurdles, or throwing events. This position requires some travel as well as evening and weekend hours.

Organizes, prepares, and conducts safe and strategic individual and team training sessions and competitive strategies for event specific athletes. Executes appropriate coaching decisions during practice and competition that ensure the welfare of the student athletes representing their program.
Assists the head coach in developing and incorporating a comprehensive recruiting plan that shows successful results for the recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes in a rigorous academic environment. Serves as an effective recruiter for the program working within the parameters of Macalester, MIAC and NCAA rules. Recruitment strategy results in healthy roster numbers and a competitive program against scheduled opponents.
Assists the head coach in facility set up and break down for home meets and practices. Assists the head coach in all aspects of managing a home meet (securing and communicating with meet officials).
Fosters and facilitates an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
Works with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Valid Driver’s license required.
1-3 years of relevant experience.
Previous assistant coaching experience with Track & Field events of sprints, jumps, and hurdles in a high school or higher education setting preferred.
Knowledgeable in practice and training modes, competitive strategies and effective, sustained, and results oriented recruiting program. Creates a positive, organized and enriching experience for the student athletes involved in the program.
Demonstrated knowledge of working with diverse colleagues, students and community members.
Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse and independent group of clients, including students, faculty and staff, with a commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by July 31, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Direct all inquiries to Ashley Ellingson (aellings@macalester.edu), Employment Services.

Macalester College strongly encourages people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

Macalester College – Institutional Overview
Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees.

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Assistant Coach, Track and Field, Sprints, Hurdles, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps, Throws

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