Assistant Track & Field Coach/Instructor

Southwest Minnesota State University
Job Description
Salary and Terms:  Athletic Fixed-term, full time position. Salary placement is based on qualifications.
Appointment Date:  December 1, 2018 or a date to be negotiated
Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description:  The Assistant Coach will be responsible for all aspects of coaching responsibilities including, but not limited to, coaching the sprints, jumps, hurdles and/or the throwing events, recruiting, student-athlete academic success, retention, practice planning and execution, organization, strength training, scheduling, trip organization, fund raising and camps/clinics. The remaining portion of the position will be assigned to Athletic Administration which could include job duties in game management or marketing and promotions. The position may include some budgeting and hiring/supervising of student workers. This position may be assigned a teaching load based on the individual’s certification and educational and professional experience.

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Two years of collegiate track and field coaching experience required.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
  • Strength and conditioning, fund-raising, campus/clinics, game management and/or teaching and recruiting experience preferred.
  • The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application.   Complete the online application process at
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Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request. 
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