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Job Summary California Institute of Technology seeks a Head Coach for our Men's and Women's Cross Country / Track & Field programs. Located in Pasadena, California, Caltech is the world's leading STEM research institute and is a truly remarkable and rigorous university, with 975 undergraduate students, Caltech boasts 16 intercollegiate teams in NCAA Division 3. Our mission is to develop the STEM leaders of the next generation who will transform the world. Our athletic program is engaged in a tremendous transformation and all programs are very competitive within the traditionally strong Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The head coach of Men's and Women's Cross Country / Track & Field is responsible for administering all aspects of the sport program including: coaching, recruiting, game scheduling, student development, budget management, compliance with NCAA D3, and conference rules/regulations and community building. The head coach will teach in the physical education curriculum. The head coach is also responsible to participate as a member of the college community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.
This is a full time exempt position with excellent benefits, vacation, retirement and continuing education support. Position posted June 2021 and all interested applicants shall apply through the Caltech HR website https://hr.caltech.edu/; review will begin immediately and conclude only with the successful hiring of our next head coach. Start date is no later than July 30, 2021.
Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to:(a) sport skill instruction (b) motivation (c) tactical strategies (d) physical training and fitness in practices and contests.
Design and execute a competitive schedule for intercollegiate contests (including practice planning) that maximizes individual and collective student-athlete development and performance; prioritizing conference play within an academically rigorous educational experience. Create team results that are competitive within the SCIAC regular season on a consistent basis.
Successful recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation of student-athletes capable of attaining the baccalaureate degree in sufficient quantity to maintain a team roster appropriate for competitive success. Recruitment activities include but are not limited to: identification and evaluation of prospects, communication strategy, record keeping, hosting campus visits, and traveling to market the Institute when needed.
Provide student-athletes with opportunities that allow for social, emotional, and academic development, in addition to athletic success through close interpersonal guidance, mentoring and counseling.
Supervise a part time assistant coach and volunteer coaches.
Manage a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program working at or within operational budget on an annual basis, includes purchasing, inventory and control of sports equipment and uniforms, management of team travel and effective national recruitment program.
Participate in whole department and sport specific marketing, public relations, civic and community outreach and fundraising/friend raising activities.
Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with all constituents including department colleagues, administration, faculty and other college personnel in the spirit of integration and community with a common mission. Includes collaboration with service/support functions such as SID, equipment and ATC.
Demonstrate positive and effective communication in all aspects of job; including writing, speaking, listening, and non-verbal skills.
Teach a variety of beginner physical education classes, up to one per term, (depending on in or out of season) in our required undergraduate physical education curriculum.
Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, Institute, and Department of Athletics rules, policies and expectations including commitment to lifelong learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the Institute at all times. Compliance with all department, college, conference and NCAA regulations.
Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation which may include but are not limited to: game or facility supervision duties, including facility care and maintenance.
Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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