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Assistant Track & Field Coach - Athletics

Apply now Job no: 492915
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Athletics

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years of competitive track and field experience (coaching and/or competing/post collegiate)
  • Planning year-long training/teaching track & field technique sprints/hurdles/relays
  • Strong commitment to academic achievement
  • Strong knowledge of NCAA rules
  • Successful commitment, knowledge and experience with the recruiting process
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Over 4 years of college track and field coaching experience
  • Experience with meet management (hosting meets, Hy-Tek, Direct Athletics), travel planning, camp/clinic oversight and fundraising


  • Report to Head Coach of Track & Field and assist with all phases of the program
  • Duties include:
    • Practice oversite of sprint, hurdle, relays
    • Recruiting of all aspects of event group
    • Home meet management
    • Travel planning/coordination
    • Academic oversight
    • Assist with fundraising
    • Other duties assigned by head coach
  • Must be able to work summers, nights and weekends

Job Classification/Range: Salary is commensurate with experience.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  12 month contract.

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. 

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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