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Assistant Coach Track and Field

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach in all areas of building and maintaining an NCAA Division II program. This position reports to the Head Track and Field Coach. Recruits, trains and provides guidance to members of the Track and Field team in a manner which promotes the academic, athletic and social success of athletes and is consistent with the mission and goals of the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department. All events considered. The employee must maintain a high level of professionalism, moral and ethical character, and be a positive mentor. This is a non-benefit part-time position.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Represent the University of Bridgeport and the Athletic Department in a positive manner with a high degree of integrity and quality.

  • Promote and support the University of Bridgeport and its mission.

  • Promote and support the University of Bridgeport Athletic Department’s program mission and goals.

  • Assist with all aspects of the Track program; provides opportunities that challenge and support student-athletes to reach their full potential.

  • Adheres to and enforces all policies and procedures of the department and the University, as well as the rules and regulations of the NCAA, East Coast Conference, CACC, and any other authorities that affect the intercollegiate athletic program.

  • Assist the head coach in planning and operation of the program which includes, but is not limited to, phone calls, emails, campus visits and off-campus recruiting.

  • Some administrative duties may be delegated by the Head Coach such as updating CARA logs, meal money disbursement, driving university vans to practices and competitions.

  • Willingness to fundraise.

  • Supervise study halls or coordinate with academic affairs regarding study hours. May also assist in the monitoring of student athletes’ GPA and classroom attendance.

  • Perform duties as assigned by head coach and/or Vice President of Athletics

Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.

  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.


Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the university community.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; advanced degree preferred.

  • Coaching and /or participation at collegiate level preferred; demonstrated ability and passion to teach and demonstrate skills of track and field.

Special Requirements :
  • CPR/AED Certification

  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and meet University of Bridgeport’s Driving Requirements

  • Ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision requirements (Especially relevant if driving is required by the job)

_X_ Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

_X__ Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

__X_ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

_X__ Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

_X__ Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between The University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the University as the needs of the University and requirements of the job change.)

The University of Bridgeport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


 University of Bridgeport

Founded in 1927, University of Bridgeport is home to a diverse student body who are united by a shared commitment to career readiness, innovation, and a supportive, challenging learning environment. The innovative thinking that led to the founding of UB almost a century ago continues to guide us today as we connect to a wider world,

With a vibrant, globally diverse campus on the Long Island Sound, University of Bridgeport welcomes students from over 80 countries to take advantage of its uniquely career-oriented degree programs.

University of Bridgeport mission

The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

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