1+ months

Head Coach Men and Women's Track and Field

Union County College
Cranford, NJ 07016
Position Information

Position Title Head Coach Men and Women's Track and Field
Campus CR
Department Athletics
Full-time, Part-time, Adjunct Part Time
Exempt or Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Regular,Temporary, or Grant Regular
General Description

As Head Coach, you are responsible for reporting to the Director of Athletics and are responsible for the following:

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities

Recruiting and maintaining the appropriate number of student athletes to be able to compete at the highest level within your sport.

Fostering an environment that supports and encourages each student-athlete to graduate
in a timely fashion.

Developing and maintaining a competitive won/loss record of at least .500 in your division and qualifying the team for the Region XIX Tournament.

Developing and maintaining the skill, discipline and integrity of team during games and practice.

Statistical reporting and public relations including, but not limited to updating administration with every score and game highlight after each game and keeping NJCAA Coaches Website pages up to date.

Knowing and adhering to the athletic policies and protocol of Union County College and the eligibility requirements and rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Updating and maintaining student/athletes eligibility. Working closely with our student athletes, Academic advisor for student athletes, Coordinator of Student Advisement/Athletics and faculty to help ensure the academic success of the student athletes.

Attending the Athletic Orientation and Coaches Council meetings.

Conducting yourself and the Team in such a manner as to reflect a positive image for the team and Union County College, both on and off the playing arena. You are charged with ensuring that both you and the members of the team conduct yourselves with a high degree of moral integrity as representatives of Union County College at all public appearances whether on or off campus.

The head coach will be fully responsible for driving the van, including attaining and maintaining full positive status on the authorized drivers list, following school van policy, notifying appropriate contacts if lost or late for a game, keeping the NJCAA website current, submitting timely expense reports, following up with the Director of Athletics.

Communication will be via phone or in person. Voicemail will be for emergency only.

Distribute meal money for all road games to the student athletes. Reconcile the dollars and return any overage to the Athletic Department on a bi-weekly basis. Follow all school policies including Finance and Purchasing. Plan all overnight trips. Complete all required paperwork before and after the trip. Have student athletes sign overnight trip code of conduct as necessary.

Established and maintain an active e-mail address.

All statistical reports are the responsibility of the head coach. Any fines or penalties imposed by league will be the responsibility of the head coach.

Head Coach will be responsible for hiring, firing and supervising the Assistant Coaching staff. The Head Coach and the Assistant Coach must follow all legal and college regulations.

Following medical guidelines for injured athletes per ATC/Team physician.

Maintaining accurate records of actual time spent in all duties as the head coach by completing and submitting bi-monthly timesheets.

Head Coach must be present at all games and practices.

Head Coach must read, acknowledge, sign, and follow the NJCAA Coaching Principles, Coaching Creed, and the NJCAA Coaching Excellence Contract.

Must encourage athletes to attend select athletic events in support of other teams.

Performing such other functions in connection with your position as may be assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Education Requirements

Bachelors Degree required


Three (3) years experience in coaching preferred at the college level.

Coaching and/or playing experience required.

Valid Drivers License required and clean driving record.

Competencies and Skills Required

Please refer to Experience

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This positions duties are normally performed in an outside setting or inside gymnasium as work environment, based on the activity scheduled.

Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Some travel required.

Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.

Additional Information

Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.

Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

Terms of Employment

Seasonal employment, per individual contract. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/20/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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Union County College
Cranford, NJ 07016

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