Full-Time Assistant Track &; Field Coach – Macalester College

Institution: Macalester College

Location: St. Paul, Minn.


Job Description

Macalester College seeks to hire a full time Assistant Coach for Track & Field and Cross Country in the area of sprints, jumps, hurdles, and multi-events.The Assistant Coach will support the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country in all aspects of a NCAA Division III program as needed. This Assistant Coach will be a primary coach and recruiter for the sprints, jumps, and hurdles events.

Practice and Competition:

Organizes, prepares, and conducts safe and strategic individual and team training sessions and competitive strategies for sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers.
Serves as a primary coach for the track and field non-traditional (fall) season.
Executes appropriate coaching decisions during practice and competition and ensures the welfare of the student athletes representing their program.
Represents the college and its athletics program with honesty, integrity and sportsmanship at all times, to various institutional programs and students, parents, the general public, alumni and external agencies.
Develops a positive, professional relationship with officials, league personnel, and coaching colleagues.


Provides successful recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes in a rigorous academic environment.
Serves as an effective recruiter for the sprints, jumps, and hurdles, working within the parameters of Macalester, MIAC and NCAA rules.
Executes a recruitment strategy resulting in healthy roster numbers and a competitive program against scheduled opponents.

Game Management, travel, and equipment:

Assists with the preparation and event management needs at home competitive events.
Assists in the coordination of special events including recruiting, alumni, the Mac Hac, and student-athlete recognition functions.
Arranges and supervises transportation, lodging and meals in connection with off-campus competition.
Ensures that the team represents the college at the highest level while off-campus.
Helps manage equipment replacement and inventory of uniforms.
Assists with cross country practice including driving vans and helping to record times during practices and competitions.

1-3 years of successful collegiate coaching experience preferred
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree 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.
Effective teaching methods and excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
General proficiency in current office computer technology, including admissions and recruitment software.
Management and organization of recruiting records and all information necessary for the operations of the program.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work within the framework of college policies, MIAC regulations, and NCAA Division III philosophy and rules.
Works with various departments and personnel at the college such as the Registrar’s office, Dean of Students, and other campus offices to aid in the development of a positive student-athlete experience. Contributes to a positive team-oriented working relationship within the athletic department and with departmental staff


This is a full time position with access to Macalester’s Benefits Package.

Application Guidelines:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. This position will be posted until filled.

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Full-Time, Assistant Coach, Track and Field, Sprints, Hurdles, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps

How to Apply

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