Purdue Athletics is seeking an Assistant Track & Field/Cross Country Coach. This position will be the Assistant Track Coach for Jumps (vertical & Horizontal)/Combined Events as well as provide instruction, training, and motivation to prepare student-athletes for practices, games, or competitive events. This position will demonstrate/ instruct student athletes on sport performance principles, game strategies, and safety rules Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Providing sport program management support to the head coach.
Evaluating student-athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruit or to improve the current student athletes' technique to prepare them for competition.
Serving as mentor to student-athletes with academic and personal issues.
Providing functional supervision to temporary student employees.
2 years coaching or playing experience at the collegiate level or above.
Knowledge of sport-specific fundamentals, techniques, and safety rules & regulations.
Ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, and adhere to University, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ability to influence and build positive relationships among diverse individuals including: student-athletes, parents, coaches, media, faculty, staff, students, and general public
Ability to foster a participative management style to successfully guide the work of others.
Excellent communication (oral & written), planning, organizational, interpersonal, interviewing, strength training, and counseling skills.
Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting sport.
Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, data query, Internet, etc.