Covenant College
  • Athletics
  • Lookout Mountain, GA, USA
  • Full Time

The Assistant Track & XC Coach is responsible to the Head Track & XC Coach, as well as to the Director of Athletics for the performance of the duties that this job description assigns. This is a full-time, 10 month position.

DUTIES:

Responsible for assisting with the management and development of the intercollegiate track and cross country program including:

Discipleship

  • Discipleship of men and women in the program to facilitate spiritual growth
  • Teaching and modeling the value of Christian competition
  • Monitoring academic performance of student athletes and partnering with Student Development for discipleship, development and retention of student athletes

Recruiting

  • Recruiting and retaining quality student athletes who understand and embrace Covenant College's mission and vision
  • Find student athletes that are equipped with the ability to achieve academic and athletic success
  • Working in conjunction with the head coach to fill a roster of 40 student athletes

Excellence

  • Regularly fielding a highly competitive team within the conference
  • On-field coaching and instruction, preferably with a focus on the sprints, jumps, and/or throws
  • Opponent scouting
  • Handling all social media accounts for the Covenant Track & XC program

Service

  • Contributing and caring for the development and growth of the athletic department as a whole in tangible ways
  • Creating service and mission opportunities for student athletes to invest in the community

Administrative Effectiveness

  • Effective stewardship of resources in the program
  • Approaching every facet of this position with a high degree of professionalism
  • Responsible for an administrative role within the Athletic Department. This position will be assigned by the Director of Athletics at the beginning of each academic year once all primary staff positions have been determined. Examples of possible roles include, but are not limited to: game day management, intramurals, sports information, sport ministry, or student employee oversight

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  2. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred
  3. Experience in coaching track and / or cross country, preferably at the collegiate level
  4. A commitment to adhering to all policies, rules, and regulations of Covenant College, USA South Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively with other administrators, coaches, students and faculty members.
  6. Good written and oral communication skills.
  7. A strong understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Standards, the doctrinal standards of the PCA and the mission of Covenant College as a Christian liberal arts college.
  8. An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  9. Must be able to assent to Covenant College's Staff Commitments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This job is expected to be performed on campus unless otherwise directed or arranged for and operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other business and job specific technology and equipment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested applicants should apply at https://www.covenant.edu/about/employment and provide a resume and a statement of faith or Christian experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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