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Assistant Track & Field Coach

Apply now Job no: 493028
Work type: Administrative (Part Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Assistant Track & Field Coach

Reporting Relationship: Head Track Coach

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    The Assistant Track & Field Coach must be committed to the Lordship of Christ. This not only means having the correct intellectual belief, but it involves a radical transformation in every area of one’s lifestyle. The Coach must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting student athletes with whom they interact.  The Coach’s ministry strategy is to serve student athletes by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting community development, quality programs and exciting innovative initiatives.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate competence in integration of personal faith and the truths of Christianity with instruction in the sport of Track & Field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head Coach to develop, manage, and successfully coach Track & Field, developing programing and training for student-athletes in their events, to include scheduling, recruiting, equipment management
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes
  • Ensure the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes
  • Responsible for successful coaching of Track & Field, to include maximizing the team's potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, supporting the spiritual development of each player, and retaining athletes through graduation
  • Assist to propagate a comprehensive public relations program
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals
  • Assist in planning and implementing daily practice sessions

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's Degree required


  • Must have some level of experience in coaching (college level experience preferred). That includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care

Required Skills

  • Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment
  • Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission
  • Need to be gifted in supervising and motivating others
  • Must be creative and innovative, discerning and a thorough planner
  • Need to be an organizer, communicator and gifted in confrontation
  • Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Wesleyan Church

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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