Under the general supervision of the Head Coach, Track and Field/Cross Country, provides support and assistance of the intercollegiate Track & Field program, but is not limited to the following aspects; preparation of training/practice sessions, pregame organization and scouting reports, team travel arrangements, recruiting, managing recruiting database, assist with recruiting tours of the University, assist toward instruction/knowledge of the college Track & Field, and professional communication in regards to the Coaching staff and individual players.
Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of progressively responsible experience; significant coaching experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Commitment to Division III philosophy and experience with NCAA preferred. Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA guidelines and the ability to teach critical skills, regulations, and strategies and training techniques.
Knowledge of or ability to learn current strategies of recruiting and recruiting software.
Ensure compliance of the program with University and NCAA.
Knowledge and experience of the Division III philosophy.
Demonstrated skills in developing and motivating students both academically and athletically.
Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education.
Understanding of teacher/coach model in a NCAA Division III athletics program.
Ability to objectively evaluate physical skills in the areas of physical potential and mental capability for intercollegiate athletics.
Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and in writing.
Proficiency in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications.
Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student- athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, athletic training staff, and athletic department staff.
Ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.
Ability to work within the team oriented philosophy in the athletics department.
Travel is a requirement of this position.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program; to include adhering to and enforcing all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the University, and the NCAA.
In cooperation with the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach, the Assistant Coach will develop and maintain a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with high school and travel coaches to recruit quality student-athletes to Stevenson University.
Identify and recruit quality student-athletes, both nationally and locally, who meet the high standards established by Stevenson University.
Assist with the daily administrative duties of the program.
Assist with scheduling for practices and competition, interfacing with administrators and representatives from other schools.
Monitor the conditioning and training of student-athletes working closely with Strength Coach and Athletic Training staff.
Work with the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach in developing line-ups, games strategies, and individual workout and practice needs for various student-athletes.
Serve as a role model for the student-athletes by exhibiting ethical and professional conduct.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel with team to scheduled events.
Participate in clinics, exhibitions, and camps, as approved.
Represent the Department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events, as requested.
Represent Stevenson University at various local events, throughout the community.
Cooperate with Stevenson University athletic personnel for efficient utilization of shared facilities.
Assist with fundraising opportunities and budget preparations.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.