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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Coaches - Seasonal in Troy, New York

Coaches - Seasonal

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Work type: Seasonal or Temporary

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Staff, Athletics

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Job Summary

These are fixed term positions, and may be seasonal, depending on the sport and the need. The incumbents provide coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach of relevant team; and may oversee one or more specified areas of a sporting discipline or a component of a team. The incumbent will assist the Head Coach with assigned aspects recruiting and training of athletes.

Sports with fixed term assistant coaching opportunities may include:

  • Baseball

  • Basketball, Men’s

  • Basketball, Women’s

  • Field Hockey

  • Football

  • Lacrosse, Men’s

  • Lacrosse, Women’s

  • Soccer, Men’s

  • Soccer, Women’s

  • Softball

  • Swimming/Diving

  • Tennis, Men’s

  • Tennis, Women’s

  • Track and Field

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: One (1) year of related experience

Valid US Driver License

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the specified sports program.

  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.

  • Familiarity of athletic recruitment methods and techniques.

  • Ability to guide student-athletes in area of specialty.

  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain appropriate contacts.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

  • Ability to identify athletic skill levels of potential student athletes


Varies to include evenings and weekends


Occasional overnight travel may be required (10% or less)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create an application. Please be ready to upload any required documents

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 22 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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