Secondary Assistant Coach, Cross Country Job at Emerson College, Boston, MA

  • Emerson College
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

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Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Secondary Assistant Coach will help in running the Men's and Women's Cross-Country intercollegiate sports program at Emerson College. The primary responsibility of this position is to attend events where recruits are participating and identify, engage and recruit qualified student-athletes who fit both the profile of Emerson and the needs of the team. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for developing student-athletes, scouting teams, breaking down game film and assisting in the organization and facilitation of practice and games.

  • Assists with all aspects of the recruitment and retention of a diverse set prospective student athletes such as prospect evaluation, prospect selection, and on campus visits
  • Assists head coach in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team training and match competition.
  • Assists in the identification and recruitment of potential student-athletes for the Emerson intercollegiate sports program, in accordance with NCAA rules, regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Leads, monitors, and coordinates training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance, assistance, and support to other assistant coaches on coaching training sessions and techniques of individual players.
  • Aids in the coordination and administration of the overall program, as required.
  • Represents the Emerson College and the athletic department to various institutional programs and externally to the media, students, parents, and the general public.
  • Assist with coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop players technical ability and team tactical solutions.
  • Analyze the performance of our team, individual players and our opponents.
  • Provide leadership and instruction to improve the team and the individual player.
  • Mentor student-athletes to foster athletic, academic, emotional and social growth
  • Monitor the progress of prospective players during the application process.
  • Assist in coordinating and organizing potential player on-campus visits.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS - Qualifications are deemed required or preferred and represent what is needed to effectively perform job.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 0 - 2 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level, professional competitive experience or college playing experience required
  • A valid driver's license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with the job.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical skills and tactical strategy and the ability to effectively teach them and communicate with players.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA and NEWMAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them.
  • The coach must be self-directed, motivated and able to work independently and under pressure.
  • Commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence the athletes to do the same.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES - Activities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods
  • Ability to concentrate for short and long periods of time

WORK ENVIRONMENT - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
  • Willingness to travel, work nights and weekends is a must.
  • Warm up team on match day to play competitively

Disclaimer: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job duties described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.


The hourly rate for this position is $17.25.

Grade of Position: 23-02NE

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 19.40

In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.

Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.

Please refer to our benefits website for a full list of benefits and eligibility requirements.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Night shift, Weekend work,

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