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Union County College Head Men & Women's Cross Country Coach in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford

General Description:

As Head Coach, you are responsible for reporting to the Director of Athletics and are responsible for the following:

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

• Recruiting and maintaining the appropriate number of student athletes to be able to compete at the highest level within your sport.

• Fostering an environment that supports and encourages each student-athlete to graduate in a timely fashion.

• Developing and maintaining a competitive won/loss record of at least .500 in your division and qualifying the team for the Region XIX Tournament.

• Developing and maintaining the skill, discipline and integrity of team during games and practice.

• Statistical reporting and public relations including, but not limited to updating administration with every score and game highlight after each game and keeping NJCAA Coaches’ Website pages up to date.

• Knowing and adhering to the athletic policies and protocol of Union and the eligibility requirements and rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association ( NJCAA )

• Updating and maintaining student/athlete’s eligibility. Working closely with our student athletes, Academic advisor for student athletes, Coordinator of Student Advisement/Athletics and faculty to help ensure the academic success of the student athletes.

• Attending the Athletic Orientation and Coaches Council meetings.

• Conducting yourself and the Team in such a manner as to reflect a positive image for the team and Union, both on and off the playing arena. You are charged with ensuring that both you and the members of the team conduct yourselves with a high degree of moral integrity as representatives of Union at all public appearances whether on or off campus.

• The Head Coach will be fully responsible for driving the van, including attaining and maintaining full positive status on the authorized drivers list, following school van policy, notifying appropriate contacts if lost or late for a game, keeping the NJCAA website current, submitting timely expense reports, following up with the Director of Athletics.

• Communication will be via phone or in person. Voicemail will be for emergency only.

• Distribute meal money for all road games to the student athletes. Reconcile the dollars and return any overage to the Athletic Department on a bi-weekly basis. Follow all school policies including Finance and Purchasing. Plan all overnight trips. Complete all required paperwork before and after the trip. Have student athletes sign overnight trip code of conduct as necessary.

• Established and maintain an active e-mail address.

• All statistical reports are the responsibility of the head coach. Any fines or penalties imposed by league will be the responsibility of the head coach.

• Head Coach will be responsible for hiring, firing and supervising the Assistant Coaching staff. The Head Coach and the Assistant Coach must follow all legal and college regulations.

• Following medical guidelines for injured athletes per ATC /Team physician.

• Maintaining accurate records of actual time spent in all duties as the head coach by completing and submitting bi-monthly timesheets.

• Head Coach must be present at all games and practices.

• Head Coach must read, acknowledge, sign, and follow the NJCAA Coaching Principles, Coaching Creed, and the NJCAA Coaching Excellence Contract.

• Must encourage athletes to attend select athletic events in support of other teams.

• Performing such other functions in connection with your position as may be assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree required


• Three (3) years experience in coaching preferred at the college level.

• Coaching and/or playing experience required.

Competencies and Skills Required:

• Three (3) years experience in coaching preferred at the college level.

• Coaching and/or playing experience required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• Position involves both inside sedentary work and physical activity outside on the field in coaching and training situations with student athletes.

• Involves strenuous exercise of muscles used in stooping, bending, running, throwing, pitching and batting.

• Work is performed indoors and/or outdoors in conditions including loud and constant noise. There is exposure to natural atmospheric conditions such as sun, rain, wind and dust, etc.

• Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag approximately 50 pounds.

• Travel is required.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons. Union County College offers a competitive compensation package and salaries that are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The following benefits are also provided: Medical benefits and pension plan offered through the State of NJ; Dental and vision benefits; Vacation days based on accrual system; Ten paid holidays and three floating holidays that are determined by the College; Tuition remission for employee, spouse, and eligible children for credit and non-credit courses; and Tuition reimbursement for approved degree programs at an accredited college or university.