Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Assistant Coach

Position/Job Summary

As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III athletic team and assist with all phases of directing and managing a successful program. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations; participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season; recruiting and assessing prospective student athletes for the program. Reflect Ithaca College's academic mission and commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community. Design and provide instruction on individual and team skills and physical health and safety to student athletes. Serve as a support to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards by serving as a formal and informal administrative hearing officer in conduct cases.


This position reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports and will receive direction, guidance, and supervision from the assigned head coach. This position will also take day to day direction from the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards regarding responsibilities pertaining to student conduct.

Position/Job Responsibilities

  1. Participate in planning and conducting in-season and where appropriate and permissible pre-season, non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; using ones own discretion and independent judgment develop and implement conditioning programs, practice and competition related activities for teams and or/individuals.
  2. Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs, and teach proper skills, skill development, and team concepts to student athletes.
  3. Provide student athletes with instruction regarding physical health and safety and promote student athlete safety and well being.
  4. Analyze opponent performance and provide recommendations for strategies and tactics for utilization during competition play.
  5. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season in consultation with the head coach; complete various reports and establish and maintain accurate records of all team data and statistics.
  6. Actively develop recruitment strategies in accordance with NCAA bylaws, identify students to recruit and high schools to visit; provide recommendations to the head coach and carry out correspondence with prospective student athletes by mail, telephone, and e-mail. Participate in on-campus and off-campus visits and various meetings with recruits and other members of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics program, including the Director
  7. Evaluate and participate in the selection of student athletes to include assessment of individual academic eligibility and overall skill levels; coordinate the process of selecting, maintaining, monitoring and evaluating team members to include athlete talent assessment, academic eligibility and individual sport performance.
  8. Assist with monitoring the academic progress of assigned student athletes and ensure compliance with NCAA, College, and conference regulations; provide council to student athletes regarding goals, academic success and other personal and sport related issues.
  9. Participate in campus visits and various meetings with recruits.
  10. Provide assistance with establishing and arranging practice and competition schedules; assist with appropriate travel arrangements have been made to include mode of transportation, lodging, and meals; submit an itinerary to the Associate Director as scheduled.
  11. Assist with the distribution and recovery of all equipment and uniforms. Work with the Equipment Manager to establish and maintain an inventory control system; recommend the purchase or replacement of uniforms and equipment.
  12. Serve as a support to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards by serving as a formal and informal administrative hearing officer in low level conduct cases to support the needs of the Residence Halls for overflow conduct cases.
  13. Evaluate, ascertain, and adjudicate complaints and allegations of violations of the student code of conduct and the residential life rules and regulations.
  14. Serve on the Student Conduct Committee and support, coordinate and assist with training for the Student Conduct Review Board members.
  15. Serve as a supporting staff member for on-call emergencies during breaks and holidays.
  16. Serve as a liaison for Athletics and Student Conduct to share essential information from both areas.
  17. Assist with Case Creation in Maxient, Health & Safety and others. The online platform to manage cases.
  18. Attend Student Conduct & Community Standards monthly department meetings and attend Residence Life & Conduct Department meetings.
  19. Aid/assist with major Residential Life openings and closings as needed.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ related experience; demonstrated ability to plan and conduct pre-season, in-season and non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; experience developing and implementing conditioning programs for teams and or/individuals, experience recruiting athletes, scheduling and coordinating special events or athletic contests; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment are required. Masters degree or progress towards an advanced degree and previous experience working in a college or university athletics department is highly desired. National certification in strength and conditioning preferred.

Work Environment

Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be required to demonstrate the use of sports equipment; operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers as well as other office equipment used in day-to-day operations. The incumbent will be required to attend various functions and events during and after normal business hours at on and off campus locations.


Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional supervisory references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

About Us
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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