Assistant Cross Country Coach

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
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About the Position

Assist the Head Coach in all phases of the Men's and Women's Cross Country program, complying with college, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations . Assist with the day to day operations of the athletic team, including teaching, coaching, and fundraising activities ; provide leadership and support for the vision and strategies of the head coach.

What You'll Do


  • Assist with planning and executing all team practice sessions and competitions.

  • Provide consultation and advice to head coach and team members.

  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions in conjunction with head coach.

  • Serve as mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues.

  • Monitor and counsel student-athletes regarding academic progress, etc.


  • Teach Physical Education classes within the department.

  • Within the team, teach student-athletes and groups of player specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice.

  • Teach progression drills during daily practice time.

  • Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.


  • Assist in the recruitment of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the student body.

  • Travel with the Cross Country Program to camps and competitions, providing travel supervision as well as instruction at the competition site.

  • Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials to prospective student-athletes and make phone contact with prospective student-athletes when appropriate.

  • Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.


  • Assist the director of athletic communications in all facets of the office's duties.

  • Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community.

  • Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student athletes.

  • Assist in the formulation of team and department activities.

  • Represent the team with the public, parents and alumni; act as a positive role model for players.

  • Supervise and mentor student assistants and managers associated with the program.

  • Other related duties as assigned by the head coach or director of athletics.

Must Haves

  • H igh School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

  • First Aid & CPR certifications (provided annually by the department)

  • Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student-athletes

  • Ability to identify athletic and academic talent

  • Inclusive mindset and commitment to creating and valuing a diverse community

  • First Aid & CPR certification (provided annually by the department)

  • Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedure

  • The successful candidate will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well-qualified student-athletes.

Nice to Haves

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience teaching physical education activity classes

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in a physically tiring work

  • Bending, crawling, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, hearing

Work Schedule

  • Part-time

  • Benefit Eligible: No

Pay Rate

  • $13.25 per hour

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

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