Assistant Track and Field Coach (Part-Time)

Assistant Track and Field Coach (Part-Time)

Posted: August 7, 2023
Position Code: 405

Position Overview

The assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in running an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s track and field programs by recruiting academically qualified prospective students-athletes, developing and implementing training sessions, practices and game plans, educating and coaching student-athletes, and supporting student-athletes in their personal, academic and athletic development at Merrimack College. This part-time position reports directly to the head men’s and women’s track and field coach and is responsible for assisting in all phases of the program in accordance with NCAA Division I, Northeast Conference and Merrimack College rules, regulations and policies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the supervision and direction of all aspects of the team, at the direction of the head coach.
  • Participate in the recruitment of high-quality student-athletes, including the planning of on-campus visits.
  • Participate in the development of student-athletes — personally, academically and athletically
  • Assist in coaching; help plan and run training sessions and practices.
  • Help coordinate team travel planning, meals and logistics.
  • Attend individual student-athlete meetings with head coach as needed
  • Help monitor academic progress and ensure the academic success of team members.
  • Represent the program with the highest level of professionalism, sportsmanship and integrity.
  • Foster and maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to NCAA rules compliance.
  • Foster and maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and
  • inclusion as well as trust and mutual respect.
  • Participate in departmental activities including staff meetings, compliance education,
  • diversity, equity and inclusion training, guest speakers and other events/meetings as
  • appropriate
  • Fulfill other specific areas of responsibility to be assigned by the head coach.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 1-2 years of previous coaching experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and intercollegiate athletics
  • Demonstrated recruiting skills and knowledge
  • Commitment to supporting the academic success and overall well-being of student-athletes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks by established deadlines
  • Collegiate track and field experience is preferred.


Application Materials Should Include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Vaccinations and Remote Work 

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus. 


Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and some 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College comprises five schools: liberal arts, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 34th out of 175 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2022. Merrimack also ranked 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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