Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester, MA
Salary: PT Assistant coaching position; applicant would need additional source of income
The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the men’s and women’s head coaches with the development and competitiveness of a Division 1 program primarily by instructing student-athletes on track and field skills and techniques, assessing comprehension of skills and techniques, and preparing student-athletes for competition. The position is also responsible for the identification and recruitment of high-caliber prospective student-athletes.
The assistant coach, as an acting representative for the College of the Holy Cross, the Patriot League and NCAA, must perform all duties in compliance and with consideration to the core values, rules and regulations of those entities.
Primary Responsibilities (60%): Jumps
Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:
- rules & fundamentals
- skill attainment
- techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory
- performance in a safe manner
- team concepts
Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:
- Assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
- Developing a yearly plan for athletes that focuses on peak performances at championship meets.
- Developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
- Determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
- Attending workshops and training sessions to research methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations
Secondary responsibilities (30%)
- Identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes in event groups
- Communicating and engaging with recruits within NCAA guidelines
Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):
- collaborating with head coaches to develop annual goals for the program
- maintaining and sharing records and practice plans with head and co-coaches.
- effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
- tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
- assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
- administering sports camps as directed by head coach and athletics administration
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Prior experience instructing and coaching, preferably at the Division I level
- Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
- Certification in coaching areas strongly encouraged
- Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
- Computer, social networking, and video editing skills strongly encouraged
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
NCAA Division I, Part-Time, Assistant Coach, Vertical Jumps, Horizontal Jumps
How to Apply