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Head Coach Cross Country and Track and Field (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Full Time

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Head Coach Cross Country and Track and Field (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Head Coach must be able to build positive relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff and campus partners. They will be responsible for the athletic, academic and personal development of the Cross Country/Track and Field (XC/TF) teams with a commitment to sportsmanship, respect, diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Head Coach is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of all aspects of coaching the XC/TF program, providing visionary leadership and strategic planning. The Head Coach inspires the highest ethical standards for student-athletes, cultivating a culture that builds character, mutual respect, and community among student-athletes, coaches, and departmental staff. They are responsible for ensuring the program's compliance with all Institute policies and the rules and regulations as NCAA Division III and Atlantic East Conference members.

They must serve as a visible campus and community leader representing Pratt Institute mission and vision.

This is a full-time, 12 month position with benefits. Assumes additional secondary duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in either recreation or student-athlete development.

The Department of Athletics and Recreation is committed to providing a wide range of activities and services that assist Pratt students of various backgrounds and abilities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Pratt has an athletics history dating back to the founding of the institution in 1887. Pratt is an NCAA Division III institution and will join the Atlantic East Conference as full members in the 2024-25 academic year.

  • Direct the XC/TF program by coordination and oversight of the following: recruitment and retention of student-athletes, practice sessions, practice and meet scheduling, contest preparation, contest management and administrative duties.
  • Recruit and retain student-athletes who can meet Pratt's academic admissions standards and sustain or enhance the competitiveness of the program.
  • Support the academic success of student-athletes and monitor their academic performance.
  • Submit and manage team roster in accordance with departmental processes.
  • Collaborate with athletic training staff for documentation and appropriate care of injuries.
  • Ensure compliance with all NCAA Division III and Atlantic East Conference bylaws and Pratt Institute policies.
  • Develop specific duties for the assistant coach that aid in the overall success of the program, ensure that they adhere to their established performance program and evaluate their performance at the conclusion of the season or year.
  • Complete regular administrative duties within departmental policies, including but not limited to: meal money allowances, coordination of hotel and transportation arrangements, timely submission of receipts for both team and recruitment expenses, tracking of athletically-related activities, maintaining an up-to-date log of recruits.
  • Oversee inventory of gear and equipment, coordinating the distribution and collection each season to the student-athletes.
  • Coordinate the annual gear and equipment order within budgetary limits.
  • Consult and assist the Director of Athletics and Recreation in department and team fundraising activities.
  • Support and attend department and campus functions (such as Accepted Students Day, The Charlies, Orientation) as directed.
  • Maintain applicable health and safety certifications (i.e. CPR, AED, first aid).
  • Serve as a game day administrator for home events in other sports as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Effective organizational and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • 2 years of college/professional coaching experience.
  • A record of integrity and the ability to inspire students and athletes to perform at a high level.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive a 12-passenger van
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment.
  • AED/CPR/First Aid Certification

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Head coaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of an academically rigorous institution
  • Proven Recruiter in Athletics

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $62,500-68,500. The position will be onsite a minimum of 4 day/wk.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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