Assistant Track & Field Coach Men's & Women's

Vacancy Notice: Friday, August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST
Position Type: Administrative
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Head Track and Field Coach

Job Summary

This position assists with the supervision and coaching of practices and competitions with an emphasis on sprints, hurdles and jumps. Recruits student athletes, directs practices, manages practice and travel schedules, and supervises team conduct during competition, travel, tournaments, and other events where the team is represented. Participates in the planning, organizing, and execution of preseason and season practices. Fosters a positive team atmosphere and supports student athletes’ academic progress, retention, and graduation through mentoring activities and guidance to appropriate support services. Due to the nature of the work involved in coaching; many weeks will entail morning, evening, and weekend hours. Needs of the department vary, the percent of time devoted to each part of the job will be governed by seasonal and immediate needs of the department.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with all facets of practices and competitions with an emphasis on sprints, hurdles and jumps.

  • Assists in the monitoring of conditioning programs.

  • Recruits students and maintains specific roster sizes for men’s and women’s program.

  • Collaborates with the Offices of Admissions and Student Services for recruiting and enrolling prospective student-athletes from point of inquiry through registration.

  • Monitors, assists, and nurtures student-athletes’ academic progress at the college and assists with placement at four-year colleges and universities.

  • Assists in the marketing and promotion of the program.

  • Provides first aid in emergency situations and completes required blood borne pathogen training and CPR certification.

  • Enforces all safety policies and procedures.

  • Performs set-up, tear-down, and storage of equipment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and a minimum of two years coaching and/or competing in track and field.

  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of track and field.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of, or willingness to learn all applicable NJCAA and ICCAC rules as they apply to track and field.

  • Ability to travel.

  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 month of employment

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

  • Strong commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to build team cohesiveness.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, faculty, staff, and students.

  • Positive attitude toward athletics and recreation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience working with college age athletes.

  • One year experience NJCAA and ICCAC policies.

  • One year recruiting collegiate athletes at the NJCAA level.

Employment Status

Part-time position averaging 24 hours per week with a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an educational environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.

Work is performed in an education and athletic setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.  During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, cover letter and 3 references with a minimum of 1 being from a past/current supervisor.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, August 27, 2021 by 4:30 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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