Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach (Full-Time, 10-Months)
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
Location: Mahwah, New Jersey
Coaching - Cross Country
Coaching - Track & Field
Internal Number: 641091
This is a full-time position and hours of work and days will be defined by the supervisor. Evening and weekend work is required as job duties demand
Job Summary/Description: Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, is responsible to assist the Head Coach in the total organization, administration, and supervision of the Men and Women’s Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams, as well as the compliance of College, conference, and NCAA policies and procedures. Responsible for recruiting a diverse population of academically and athletically qualified students.
Duties/Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is instructing/teaching our student-athletes how to perform sports specific skills in the sport(s) Cross Country and Track and Field.
Supervise all practices and contests. Identify and recruit vigorously for academically and athletically qualified students. Conduct all activities within the rules and regulations established by Ramapo College, the NJAC, NCAA, and ECAC. Assist the head coach in monitoring the academic progress of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track (Running sports) student-athletes. Works with the Head Coach to organize and supervise scouting of opponents. Assists the head coach to ensure that all players obtain their physical examination and complete all related paperwork and procedures before any participation can occur in practice and competition. Assists the head coach and the Athletic Trainers for the care and prevention of athletic injuries, including the development of off-season and pre-season conditioning programs. Maintains rapport with the college community and alumni. Assists in the coordination of the indoor and outdoor athletic facilities’ scheduling. Serves on campus-wide committees as required. Advises and mentors student-athletes. Establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative relationships with the College and surrounding communities. Works with the head coach in meeting goals for retention and graduation rates of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. Accountable for knowing all of the policies and procedures in the Coaches Handbook, as well as NCAA, ECAC, and NJAC regulations Have knowledge of and ability to instantly implement Athletics’ Emergency Medical Plan. Serves as the Athletic Facilities Supervisor when needed. Serves as Event/Game Supervisor when needed. Required to work Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings as needed. Meet with the Director of Athletics or head coach bi-weekly to discuss progress and problems. Perform other job-related duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Assists with concessions operations during the fall semester. Handling inventory control, hiring of student-aides, ordering of goods, and keeping accurate records for fundraisers and events. Responsible for recruiting M/W Cross Country and Track and Field student-athletes, with attention to the coordination of recruiting visits, off-campus recruiting, and admissions activities (including monitoring of application process). Continue to serve as the public face of the programs to the community. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, and assist in setting up game/field equipment.
Collegiate coaching experience in cross country and track and field sports.
Must demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and experience in supervision of personnel and budgetary matters. Successful collegiate coaching and recruiting for at least five years. Excellent organizational and supervisory skills and techniques.
Must pass the NCAA Coaches exam with an 85%
First Aid / CPR / AED Certified
Certified Van / Transportation Safety
EEO Statement: Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plan, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with over 500 course offerings and more than 40 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and... an average class size of 21, which affords students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
The College offers graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Special Education.