1529-Assistant Track & Field Coach

Job #:  1529

The Assistant Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the overall administration of the Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Specific duties within the program to be assigned based on the qualifications of the successful applicant.


  • Assist in conduct the Cross Country/Track & Field programs according to all NCAA Division III and University rules and regulations
  • Serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the program
  • Follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the University and athletic department
  • Assist with completing all travel arrangements as required
  • Assist with all aspects of practice preparation and competition coaching
  • Assist with recruiting quality Cross Country/Track & Field student-athletes to the University
  • Assist with planning and scheduling a regular program of practice in-season
  • Assist with all aspects of hosting and managing home meets
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program
  • Responsible for submitting all eligibility forms to the University Compliance Officer in a timely manner according to the guidelines set by the Pacific Athletic Eligibility Policies and Procedures
  • Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
  • Cooperates with the head athletic trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
  • Attend all Pacific Athletic Department coaches’ meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC Cross Country/Track & Field coaches’ meetings
  • Works with the Sports Information Director to promote the sport of Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the department as outlined by the athletics strategic plan​​


  • Coach individual participants in either the Jumps or Sprints/Hurdle events
  • Assist the Head Coach in monitoring student's academic progress
  • Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport
  • Enforces disciplined and sportsperson like behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
  • Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior.  Leads by example in promoting a "class image" for the program
  • Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships
  • Does not allow athletes to participate until they are cleared for eligibility by the University
  • Provides adequate and appropriate notice to the faculty for travel that involves loss of class time
  • Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Other duties within the athletic department will be assigned to this position.  Responsibilities which may be included but are not limited to, intramural sports support, game management and/or other duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor's Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.  A significant and successful record as an assistant coach in the sport of Track & Field. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills along with the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes.  The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and an understanding of how the sports of cross country/track & field and athletics in general fit into this environment.  Salary will commensurate with experience.


a)      Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.

b)      Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.

c)       Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.

d)      Asks questions and seeks assistance.

e)       Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.

f)       Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.

g)      Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.

h)      Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

i)        Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Regular coaching environment

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: _x_Climbing  _x_Balancing  _x_Stooping  _x_Kneeling  _x_Crouching  _x_Crawling  _x_Reaching  _x_Standing _x_Walking  _x_Pushing  _x_Pulling  _x_Lifting _x_Fingering  _x_Grasping  _x_Feeling  _x_Talking  _x_Hearing x__Repetitive motion

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: __Sedentary work  __Light work  _x_Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity

APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.  Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.