Assistant Football Coach Job at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

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  • Hartwick College
  • Oneonta, NY

Job Description

Date: June 17, 2024
Title: Assistant Football Coach

Description :  Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the Assistant Football Coach is working in the primary capacity of an educator and enhances the student-athlete experience and satisfaction as well as raise the College’s image and reputation through building and maintaining a competitive athletic program.  The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in educating, coaching, training, assessing, mentoring, and recruiting members of the team.  This is a nine-month position.

Responsibilities :
  • Assist the head coach with the oversight of the daily aspects of the football program and will participate as an engaged member of the Athletics Department.  Hartwick College is a member of the Empire 8 Conference and the NCAA Division III.
  • Assist the head coach with the organization and operation of all aspects of a competitive football program (player skill development, directing and implementing plans for daily practices and competitions, and overall administrative tasks within the operation of the program).
  • Identify and recruit athletically and academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Promote the values and objectives of the team, athletic department and College.
  • Assess player’s skills, monitor players during competition and practice, and keep the head coach informed of the athletic performance of student-athletes.
  • Assist the head coach and department in the administrative functions of the program.   Administrative paperwork (travel expenses, compliance obligations, etc.) and general office work including emails and participating in department staff meetings.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity in undergraduate teaching by building healthy relationships with the student-athletes, responding to their concerns, advising student-athletes both personally and academically, and contributing to their personal growth and academic success.
  • Assist head coach with community service activities
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
  • Participate in significant campus events, including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend and Commencement Weekend.
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
  • Perform other responsibilities/duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Executive Director of Athletics.
  • Comply with all federal, state, local, NCAA, Empire 8 Conference, College and department, regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
  • General office work (email, database management, phone calls, etc.)
  • Be a positive and contributing member of the department by supporting other programs and find ways to be involved for the betterment of the department and College (e.g., attend Code Blue team events and events outside athletics, serve on committees within and outside the athletics department, involvement through national organizations).
  • Attend important College functions (i.e., Conversations with the President and other departments).
Qualifications :  Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (Master’s Degree preferred). Playing and/or previous coaching experience preferred. Clean driving record and a valid driver’s license.  CPR/First Aid/AED Certification.
  • General computer skills including Microsoft software (Word, Office, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Supervisory skills a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the sport
  • Being up to date with safety, rules and regulations and proper certifications
  • Ability to provide academic guidance and mentoring to student-athletes
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a job with a daily change of pace
  • Ability to use independent action, estimating skill, memory, and problem-solving skills
The College strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (full course of primary vaccination plus at least one dose of a booster). 

The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching methods and possess excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable through the College.

Pay Range : $27,000

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:
  • A cover letter;
  • A resume; 
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (); and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Job Tags

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