Part-time Assistant Track & Field and Cross-Country Coach
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Division of Enrollment (Athletics) Job Description
Position Title:Part-time Assistant Track & Field and Cross-Country Coach
Working Relationships: •Reports to:Director of Track & Field and Cross Country •Works Closely with:Athletic Department Staff; Track & Field and Cross-Country Team Members
Position Summary:This position will report to the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. This position is designed as an educational experience from August 1 to May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas.
All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:
•Commitment to the discovery of knowledge •Civil debate •Passion and enthusiasm •Dignity and respect for individuals •A diverse and inclusive community •Integrity and responsibility •Advancement of the greater good
Under the guidance of the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, the position will:
1.Learn the process for recruiting successful student athletes. 2.Assist in recruitment and retention of Track & Field and Cross Country players for Millikin University. 3.Gain an understanding for the role of the student athlete in a DIII Athletic Program. 4.Develop skills to compete for a full time assistant coaching position or graduate assistantship. 5.Serve as a position coach. 6.Develop ability to break down film in conjunction with other Track & Field/Cross Country staff. 7.Develop ability to monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the position will:
1.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III. 2.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University. 3.Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond track & field and cross country.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package, including eligibility for tuition waiver.
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.