Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.


JOB SUMMARY:


Under general supervision, the Head Cross Country and Women's Track and Field Coach will recruit student-athletes, make recommendations for athletics scholarships, schedule meets and conduct practices for the assigned athletics teams, and contribute to the educational mission of the University by offering direction and instruction in the area of cross country/track and field.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES:


  • Contribute to the educational mission of the University by coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area of cross county/track & field training and competition

  • Recruit student-athletes for the men's and women's cross country and women's track and field programs

  • Instruct methods and strategies; coach student-athletes in the sport

  • Provide motivation, both athletic and academic, to student-athletes

  • Make recommendations for athletics scholarships

  • Considered Essential Personnel whose physical presence is required on campus and must also be prepared to address those functions remotely (from off-campus) as needed when operations are restricted or the campus is closed.



  • Schedule practices and meets

  • Supervise assistant coach/coaches

  • Transport and supervise players while traveling

  • Responsible for providing, in a timely manner before the beginning of the season, to the public relations office (sports information) all materials relevant to the team(s) (rosters with hometowns, high schools, etc and schedules)

  • Coordinate with sports information the manner in which team scores will be reported for home and away contests

  • Order all equipment and uniforms, with approval from the athletics administration

  • Monitor expenditures to stay within budget

  • Operate the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and the MAAC; understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations

  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment

  • Review and apply all policies and procedures outlined in the university's Affirmative Action Plan

  • Perform other duties as assigned




REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


  • Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.

  • Ability to evaluate potential student-athletes during the recruiting process.

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them;

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.

  • Ability to travel when necessary.

  • Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.



QUALIFICATION STANDARDS


  • Bachelor's degree in the related field is required with a high-level amateur or professional competing and/or coaching experience.

  • At least one year of experience coaching cross country/track and field at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years experience running cross country/track and field at the college level or higher.

  • A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada



Class II OSHA

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