Part-Time Assistant Track and Field Coach
Indiana University

Richmond, Indiana



Job Summary

This is a temporary, hourly position in the athletic department and all duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NAIA, and the University. The Assistant Coach will not engage in any outside activities in television, radio, clothing or shoe sponsorship, internet, or camps, unless those activities are expressly approved in writing and in advance by the Athletic Director.

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of roles for the assigned sport, including contacting recruits, setting up visits with recruits, helping with recruit visits, and helping with supervision and coaching at practices and matches. The position will report to the assigned head coach or the Athletic Director.
  • Actively recruits quality student-athletes for the assigned sport. This can and will include calling, emailing, and visiting coaches, Athletic Directors, student-athletes and events for the purpose of having them admitted to IU East for the participation in the athletic team.
  • Assists with coaching and supervision during practices and matches. This may include specific coaching areas or may be general oversight.
  • Assists with another team's recruiting needs, as well as another team's supervision, if the need arises. This determination will be made through the Athletic Director or Assistant Athletic direction.



  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 1 year of high school coaching in any sport.
  • College playing experience
  • Working knowledge of the NAIA rules and regulations is required.

  • American Heart Instructor Certification in CPR
  • Certification in basic first aid
  • Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire.

  • Proficient communication skills
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations of the university, the KIAC, and the NAIA.
  • Ability to recruit, coach, and teach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role frequently requires the ability to remain in a stationary position and communicate effectively. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the working environment; handle or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; ascend/descend stairs; position self to move at lower levels; and discern scents. The role requires the ability to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and detect how far away an object is. This position demands extreme physical fitness and the ability to perform specific skill work in the sport. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

Level of Decision Making: Work is performed under general supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. Tasks can be verbal, written or self-generated, and the role will vary slightly depending on the on-going development and improvement of their sport through coordinating, planning, evaluation of team and player specific needs. The assistant coach is expected to abide by and comply with the constitution, bylaws, and interpretations of the River State Conference, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), university rules and regulations. The Assistant Coach will make all reasonable efforts to ensure compliance by student-athletes, and other program employees and representatives of the university's athletic program. In the event the Assistant Coach becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of such constitution, bylaws, and interpretations, rules, or regulations may have taken place, they shall report it promptly to the Athletic Director.

Scope and Impact: Within the framework of the entire athletic program, the Assistant Coach helps to empower student-athletes to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. They serve as an example/role model. It should be emphasized that in no way do they replace the parent(s) and/or family members of the student-athlete. Rather, he or she provides interest in helping the student-athletes develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Work Location

IU East Campus

Richmond, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour.

Work Hours

29 hours per week

Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Part Time Employee

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Part Time Employee

Job Family: Part Time Employee

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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