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Russell Sage College Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track and Field in Albany, New York

Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track and Field

Category:Staff Positions


Locations:Albany, NY

Posted:Jul 4, 2021

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:133182


About Russell Sage College:

Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,600 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Russell Sage College serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. Russell Sage College also offers online programs.

Job Description:

Position:The part-time assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coaches in all facets of a successful intercollegiate cross country and track and field program within the framework of the mission of the college and the athletic department. These include, but, are not limited to coaching, recruitment, academic monitoring, instruction and the development of all student-athletes. Applicants should have experience competing in intercollegiate track and field. Applicants should have experience in the sprints, jumps, or hurdles. $3000 stipend per season ($9000 per academic year).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Know NCAA DIII rules and regulations to ensure compliance with departmental, conference, and national policies

  • Ensure academic success, focusing on classroom achievements and graduation requirements

  • Develop and support team culture as instituted by Head Coach

  • Assist Head Coach and Athletic Department with daily administrative duties including occasional game administration.

Specific coaching responsibilities include:

  • Develop and coach Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles athletes

  • Identify and recruit talented athletes to the assigned event area

  • Travel and attend all meets

  • Assist with fundraising efforts for the program

  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or the Director of Athletics


  • Highly organized, detail oriented individual; proficiency in Word and Excel required; previous experience in college athletic setting preferred; ability to work some nights and weekends.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Intercollegiate experience competing in the sprints/jumps/hurdles

  • Ability to articulate, promote and work effectively within the NCAA Division III philosophy.

  • Ability to articulate, promote and work effectively within the academic and athletic standards of Russell Sage College.

Additional Information:

Russell Sage College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Russell Sage College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

  • No phone calls please.

  • Applications accepted until position is filled.

  • Reports to: Head Coach and/or the Director of Athletics

Employee benefit information can be found on theEmployment Opportunities ( page and then also on theEmployee Benefits ( page.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents by clicking on the APPLY NOW button and follow the steps.

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • A list of three professional references (Name, phone number, email address etc.)

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