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14 Sep 2023

Part-Time Assistant Coach – Cross Country / Track & Field

hccjobs@hawkeyecollege.edu – Posted by hccjobs@hawkeyecollege.edu Waterloo, Iowa, United States

Job Description

Assistant Coach – Cross Country / Track & Field

Reports To:  Head Track & Field / Cross Country Coach

Job Summary

Hawkeye Community College’s Athletics program is looking for a part-time Men’s and Women’s Assistant Track & Field / Cross Country Coach to join their team.

The Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach assists with the supervision and coaching of practices and competitions with an emphasis on cross country and distance events. This position will aid in recruiting student athletes, directing practices, managing practice and travel schedules, as well as, supervising team conduct during competition, travel, tournaments, and other events where the team is represented. Furthermore, this position participates in the planning, organizing, and execution of preseason and season practices in addition to fostering a positive team atmosphere and supporting 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 varies and the percent of time devoted to each part of the job will be governed by seasonal and immediate needs of the department.

In 2015, Hawkeye Community College launched its first ever intercollegiate sport program and has since accumulated 15 athletic programs to include: sports shooting, men & women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, men & women’s track and field, men & women’s golf, women’s volleyball, esports, competitive dance, women’s softball (new in 2023) and men & women’s bowling. The Hawkeye RedTail Athletic Programs compete within the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as Division II when applicable.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions 

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

  • Assists in the supervision and instruction of all practices and competitions.
  • Recruits’ student-athletes for the Track & Field / Cross Country
  • Collaborates with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services for recruiting and enrolling prospective student-athletes.
  • Assists in the administrative operations of the Track & Field / Cross Country program to include scheduling, team travel, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring and nurturing student-athletes’ academic progress toward graduation at the college and placement at four-year colleges and universities.
  • Promotes positive public relations for the Track & Field / Cross Country
  • Provides first aid in emergency situations and complete annual blood borne pathogen training and CPR certification.
  • Performs set-up, tear-downs, and storage of equipment.
  • Enforces and maintains all safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Track & Field / Cross Country Coach or administration.
  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years coaching and/or competing.
  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.
  • Strong commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer. Must be able to obtain additional endorsements as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or higher.
  • One-year or more experience working with college age athletes.
  • One-year experience NJCAA and ICCAC policies.
  • One-year recruiting collegiate athletes at the NJCAA level.
  • Knowledge and experience of general admissions processes and procedures practiced by post-secondary education institutions.

Working Conditions

Anticipated schedule is based on the seasonal needs of the program/department.

Requires skills for succeeding in an outdoor and office 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 in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments. Outdoor environments may become susceptible to inclement weather conditions. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Employment Status

Regular, part-time position with a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution) available upon hire. Employees working an average of 20 hours or more per week for one-year, may be eligible for additional benefits including but not limited to: Single dental and vision insurance, Flex plus (IRS 125) plan and paid time off.

This position has a salary of $22,500.

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How to Apply

Application Procedure
  • Complete an online application at hawkeyecollege.edu/employment
    • Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:
      • Describe your coaching experience.
      • Share your experience in Cross Country and/or Track & Field.
      • Describe your experience recruiting athletes.
    • Submit/upload a resume.
    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.
  • Completed applications that include all required materials will be reviewed upon submission.
Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunityThe 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 equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, 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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Coach, Athletic Program, Athletics, coach, Cross Country, Junior College, MJCAA, recruiting, Sports, and Track & Field. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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