Title: Assistant Track & Field Coach (Pole Vault)
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
- 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
- Assist in equipment ordering as it pertains to pole vault
- 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
- 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
A Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in intercollegiate
track & field with a skill analysis and technique emphasis in
the pole vault.
Skills and Knowledge
- Experience coaching or competing competitively in the pole
- 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.
- Excellent organization, oral and written communication
- 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.
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
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 email@example.com
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts
college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around
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
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
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.
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