Assistant Coach Track & Field

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 04-Apr-24

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Salary: Open

Internal Number: R0008436

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Assistant Coach Track & Field in the Athletics Department. At Brandeis, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition assistance for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

Assists the head coach in running successful track & field programs which competes as a NCAA Division III program and as a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA).  This includes practice and competition coaching, recruiting student-athletes at a national level, design and implementation of competitive strategies and advising and mentoring our student-athletes. The assistant must understand and promote the mission, goals, values and educational ideals of Brandeis University, as well as the mission of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the student-athlete recruitment effort for the Track & Field program. This includes traveling to high school and club contests, evaluating prospective student-athletes, submitting materials from prospective student-athletes to the Office of Admissions for early credential reviews, assisting with on-campus visits by prospects and managing the team's social media accounts.  Assists with recruiting a diverse incoming class of Track & Field student-athletes that contribute to the continuing success of the team and to the University community at large.  40%

  • Assists with the planning of all in-season practice sessions and developing an off-season training schedule and program. Assists with all competition coaching at home and on the road. 30%

  • Assist the head coach with managing all administrative details associated with the program including home meet management, travel arrangements, apparel/equipment purchases, and athletic training services. 15%

  • Participate in department service (i.e. student-athlete development leadership, DEI programming, etc.). Maintain applicable required certifications and serve on department committees. 10%

  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 5%

Education & Work Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. required. M.A./M.S. preferred.

  • 1-3 years with college coaching preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Driverâ™s license required. Must be qualified to be insured by the university.

  • CPR/AED certification required.  

  • Requires ability to drive 12-passenger vans. 

  • Operates in gymnasium and fields and may operate in varied weather given training needs.

  • General open office and campus environment.

  • Position involves sitting, movement and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations.

  • Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.

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About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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