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Assistant Track & Field Coach (Pole Vault- Seasonal)

Bates College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

Title: Assistant Track & Field Coach (Pole Vault)

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Track & Field Coach (Pole Vault) position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NESCAC Conference, and the College. The Assistant Coach will have significant night and weekend commitments. This position reports to the Head Coach. Bates College Athletics proudly represents the NCAA DIII, NESCAC, and DIII New England Region.

Job Duties:
  • This position will be responsible for specific practice plans for men’s and women’s Pole vault events.
  • Plan and lead practice for pole vault event.
  • Develop specific strength & technical conditioning for pole vaulters.
  • Assist in equipment ordering as it pertains to pole vault events.
  • Assist in the recruitment process for qualified student-athletes in pole vault events: including meeting prospective students, discussing pole vault program.
  • Assist in transportation duties to and from competitions as needed.
  • Complete all required departmental and institutional training and certification programs and participate actively in available professional development opportunities.
  • Comply with NCAA DIII, NESCAC, and institutional rules.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the head coaches, Director of Athletics, or any other senior-level administrator.
Minimum Qualifications:


A Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in intercollegiate track & field with a skill analysis and technique emphasis in the pole vault.

  • Experience coaching or competing competitively in the pole vault.
  • At least 3 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level in pole vault and/or evidence of high success at the NCAA level as a pole vaulter preferred.
Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic proficiency in microsoft/google software (i.e word, excel, docs, sheets, forms etc).
  • Interpersonal communication; ability to demonstrate as needed for beginner and experienced student-athletes.
  • Ability to recruit and motivate qualified and talented student-athletes, a demonstrated commitment to students’ athletic and academic success.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, motivate, and retain a diverse and inclusive, successful team with individuals of all cultural backgrounds, and the capacity to be a visible and respectful member of the coaching staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access, and antiracism, and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, access to the library and athletic facilities, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. This position may accrue leave in accordance with the Maine Earned Paid Leave law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Jun 07 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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