The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Assistant Coach in the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country program. The primary responsibility for this role is to coach the men’s distance group. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree, Level II Coaching Certification, USTFCCCA Specialist Distance Events Certification, USTFCCCA Meet Management Certification. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.
The University of Cincinnati track and field program dates to 1892 and is the second-oldest athletics program at the University. Over the years, the Bearcats have won 13 conference team championships, 84 combined individual championships indoors, 162 combined individual titles outdoors along with five cross country champions. Thirty-one student-athletes have combined to win 59 All-America honors and Annette Echikunwoke earned the program's first National Championship in 2017, winning the indoor weight throw. Olympic medalists Mary Wineberg (gold) and David Payne (silver) succeeded on the sport's biggest stage in 2008 in Beijing, China.
The Cincinnati Bearcats compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a member of the American Athletic Conference. UC fields 18 varsity teams with over 500 student-athletes supported by over 150 full-time staff on the award-winning UC campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats have won seven national championships and 113 conference championships during its proud history. Numerous luminaries and Olympians have worn UC's red and black through the years including hall of fame legends Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman.
UC student-athletes averaged a 3.400 GPA in the fall of 2020 with 78 percent of our student-athletes earning spots on the honor roll.
The mission of the Department of Athletics is to CONNECT out community, ENHANCE our university and IMPACT the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world. Guided by the principles of integrity, respect, determination and excellence, we stand as one team, together in all we do.
Responsible for several administrative and organizational aspects of coaching, recruiting, and competition while following all departmental, university, conference, and NCAA policies and regulations.
Direct involvement with several administrative and organizational aspects of a sport program under the supervision of the Head Coach (i.e., coaching, practice, recruiting, strategy, planning travel, team meals, etc).
Execute all coaching assignments and administrative responsibilities. May analyze data, chart plays and tendencies.
Maintain current knowledge of and adhere to all University, NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures paying special attention to recruiting, eligibility, admissions and financial aid.
May supervise assigned positional student-athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
May recruit and/or coordinate the recruitment of prospective academically and athletically qualified student-athletes
Guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, earn a degree and represent the university with integrity. Uphold all University academic policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility.
May participate in public and alumni relations and promotions activities and assist in establishing and maintaining positive relations with the media.
Assist the Head Coach in cultivating and soliciting donors to meet the fundraising goals as established by the Director of Athletics.
Collaborate with support staff to implement and perform administrative tasks in line with program and departmental goals.
May be required to drive a university vehicle and/or student-athletes.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Must be able to pass and maintain NCAA recruiting certification if required by sport program.
Valid driver’s license.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Hearing, listening - Often
Kneeling, squatting - Often
Bending - Often
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Talking - Often
Crouching - Often
Climbing stairs/ladders - Not Required
Lifting - over 50 pounds - Not Required
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Not Required
Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Not Required
Pulling, pushing - Not Required
Reaching overhead - Not Required
Crawling - Not Required
Shoveling - Not Required
Stooping - Not Required
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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Internal Number: 58190-en_US
About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.