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Rochester Institute of Technology Assistant Coach in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Assistant Coach


Intercollegiate Athletics

Detailed Job Description:

This is for anticipated openings which may occur throughout the year.

Candidates will be notified when there is a vacancy in a specific sport .


The Assistant Coach position is responsible to assist the head coach with player instruction and development including planning and supervision of practices, game planning and game day coaching, and player evaluation development. In addition, they support the overall physical conditioning needs of varsity athletes. They must serve as a positive role model for the student-athletes at all times developing and maintaining effective communication with team members. On occasion, they participate in recruitment activities and with travel plans for away contests.

Expectations are as follows:

  • Pre-season: 15-20 hours/week

  • In-season: 20-25 hours/week

  • Post-season: 10-12 hours/week

Reporting Relationship: To the Head Coach


  • Assisting the head coach with player instruction and development including planning and supervision of practices, game planning and game day coaching, and player evaluation development.

  • Support the overall physical conditioning needs of varsity athletes.

  • Occasionally participates in recruitment activities and travel plans for away contests.

  • Other duties as assigned

Requisition Number:



Student Affairs

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

How To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Knowledge of the varsity sport, including rules and strategies; multi-year experience as a player or as a coach with the ability to instruct athletes how to perform their sport and improve individual and team performance.

  • Communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, ability to successfully multi-task.

PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy ( (please refer to page 4)


  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal, written, electronic/digital, ability to convey complex information to diverse groups

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships based on respect with diverse groups and individuals

  • Strong leadership and motivational skills

  • Ability to manage confidential and private information appropriately

  • Ability to successfully multi-task.

  • Problem solving skills, ability to analyze and act under pressure

  • Competence using computer software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions

Staff Job Function:

Athletics, Sports and Recreation