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Assistant Coach – Cross Country/Track & Field (Part-time)

Post University is seeking an Assistant Coach for Cross Country/Track and Field (Part Time) to join our team.

Do you want to help others change their lives through education?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to fully utilize your expertise in a growing and ever evolving organization?

As an associate at Post, you will have an opportunity every day to change lives and be a part of building something truly special.  We are looking for exceptional talent who understand that their purpose is to create a personal, memorable and delightful experience for our students and each other.  

We seek those that:

  • thrive on working things out through collaboration and straight talk,

  • who are willing to find and try creative solutions, and

  • who take on complex challenges with a ‘we will overcome this’ attitude!

If you understand what it takes to be obsessive about service, be part of a team – willing to work toward the team’s priorities, not your own and who can genuinely embrace our culture and our mission…. then we’re interested in you!

Our culture is perhaps best described as “entrepreneurial.” It’s understanding that we try things for a purpose, holding ourselves accountable without placing blame. We have the ambition, flexibility and pioneering spirit of a start-up … tempered by an understanding that innovation and change happen for a reason. We are constantly moving toward a goal.


 Assists in planning and directing training of student athletes, and assesses individuals’ abilities and skill level to determine appropriate team position. Assists players in reaching highest athletic potential possible through athletic training and leadership skills. Must be familiar with NCAA rules and regulations. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within Cross Country/Track & Field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.  Recruiting will be a major responsibility as well as coaching assigned event groups.  Evening and weekend hours will be required.  In addition to a small stipend, travel and admission to the USTFCCCA Convention as a networking opportunity and Coaching Education opportunities will be provided.   Applicants for this position should have the desire to become full time college coaches in the future and view this position as an opportunity to build a resume and prove their worth in the college coaching profession.  Coaches specializing in all event groups will be considered.  Working under general supervision, this candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently when appropriate, able to understand and comply with all NCAA Division II and CACC rules and regulations, adaptable to a changing workday schedule, be able to work odd hours and weekends, and have excellent organization & communication skills. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the head coach in monitoring of the strength and conditioning programs

  • Assist the head coach with on and off the field coaching of the team, including practices planning and implementation, individual and team coaching, planning and organization of practices and other coaching duties as assigned.

  • Assist the head coach with the academic support of current student-athletes, including study hall monitoring, individual academic monitoring and meetings, class checking and other duties as assigned.

  • Assist the head coach with on and off campus recruiting activities, including recruiting, prospect evaluation, database management, correspondences, phone calls and other duties.

  • Provide input in the evaluation and improvement of our student-athletes.

  • Pass NCAA recruiting certification test.

  • Assist the head coach with scouting opponents.

  • Assist the head coach with planning all aspects of team travel within budgetary limitations.

  • Assist the head coach with planning events for fundraising and other special functions within the framework of the overall athletic department fundraising and development program.

  • Successful candidate must be committed to the academic success of student-athletes and be committed to their personal growth and social development.

  • Additional duties can be assigned with discussions between the Head Coach, Athletic Director and the prospective successful candidate.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Collegiate coaching and/or playing experience.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Synergy and/or video editing.

  • Proven leadership ability.

  • Must possess ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, student-athletes and potential recruits and their families. 

  • Excellent communication, written and oral skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to NCAA Division II guidelines and regulations.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 130-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills, and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Associate Experience.

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Human Resources, Post University.

"Post University a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill."

Donna, Post Employee for 25 years

You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."

Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."

Gina, Post Management