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2 May 2022

Part-Time Assistant Track & Field Coach – Throwing Events Emphasis

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

Job Description

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach

Throwing Events Emphasis


Reports To:               Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach

Job Summary

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

The Assistant Track & Field Coach assists with the supervision and coaching of practices and competitions with an emphasis on throwing 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 14 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, 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 with all facets of practices and competitions with an emphasis on throwing events.
  • Recruits students and maintains specific roster sizes for men’s and women’s programs.
  • Collaborates with the Offices of Admissions and Student Services for recruiting and enrolling prospective student-athletes from point of inquiry through registration.
  • Assists in the administrative operations of the programs, i.e. scheduling, team travel, etc.
  • 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.
  • General professional staff responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 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 ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to commit to high ethical standards and integrity.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and promote a positive student-athlete experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend hours.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel.
  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or higher.
  • One-year 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.

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.

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.

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How to Apply

Application Procedure
  • Complete an online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment
    • Submit/upload a resume.
    • Submit/upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.
    • Submit/upload a cover letter.
  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Sunday, May 22, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before May 22nd. This position will remain open until filled.
Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. 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 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: Athletics, coaching, Community College, Discus, Shotput, Throwing, and Track and Field. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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