June 1, 2022
370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, Pennsylvania
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Haverford College invites applications to our available full-time, exempt, benefit-eligible Head Women’s Track and Field and Cross-country Coach position.

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for the oversight and operation of the NCAA Division III varsity intercollegiate women’s track & field and cross-country programs, including all aspects of coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, and managing the intercollegiate program within the policies, and principles of Haverford College, the Centennial Conference, and the NCAA.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Coach/Coordinator will be responsible for compliance with College policies, and state laws, including those pertaining to required clearances, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. This includes oversight of the activities of assistant coaches, staff, boosters, and student-athletes to verify compliance, with a mandate to self-report violations. Identify, evaluate, recruit, and retain prospective student-athletes. Coordinate practice planning, skill development, and design coaching strategies. Provide support for the coordination and execution of the athletic programs. Assist with the supervision and training of athletic programming staff; develop employee manuals and implement training programs and/or internships. Assist with the implementation of marketing and advertising plans for programs; present materials for camps, clinics, public speaking, and/or special events. Adhere to general and program-specific safety policies, including the communication and enforcement of safety practices; maintain certifications. Suggest items for purchase in support of athletic programming; ensure proper use of sports-related equipment and report issues; assist with equipment inventory and maintenance. Adhere to and support the work unit’s strategic plan and adhere to the established programming budget within College’s guidelines.

Line of Report:  This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

Education, Training, & Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree and 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification are required.  Prior coaching and recruiting experience in women’s track and field and cross country at the college level is preferred.  A Master’s degree is strongly desired.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 child abuse clearances
  • Ability to be available for evening and weekend games and events
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to pass a motor vehicle record check
  • Priority will be given to candidates who currently hold the First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications; should the final candidate not currently hold those certifications, they will be provided an opportunity to obtain them in the first 30 days of employment
  • All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible) unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required for this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another): 
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Up to three hours
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Pushing): (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving the entire body): Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move the entire body in erect position): 3-6 hours
  • Standing (to maintain the body in erect posture in a stationary position): 3-6 hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): 6-8 hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain the upper body in erect position while resting knees on the ground): Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, or inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): 3-6 hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): 3-6 hours
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): 3-6 hours

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.