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Job ID: 238531

Assistant Coach (Men's and Women's Track and Field)
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 3, 2024
Title Assistant Coach (Men's and Women's Track and Field)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coach
  • Athletics


Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won thirteen NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last ten years, including winning the Director's Cup in 2022 as the top Division III Athletic Department in the nation. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.

What You'll Do

Assists the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country in all aspects of running a highly competitive NCAA Division III men’s and women’s track & field/cross country program by educating and coaching student-athletes, recruiting high academic prospective student-athletes, developing and implementing practice and training sessions and meet strategies, and supporting student-athletes in their personal, academic and athletic growth and development at Tufts.
Essential Functions:

  • Educate and coach student-athletes
  • Plan, organize and manage practices
  • Recruit highly selective prospective student-athletes
  • Complete a secondary duty within the Department of Athletics and additional duties as assigned by Director of Athletics or sport supervisor

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree and prior coaching experience;
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and relate to student-athletes in an extremely competitive academic environment;
  • Dedication to the full academic, athletic and social development of student-athletes;
    Commitment to gender equity, rules compliance, diversity and inclusion and the mission of Tufts University;
  • Valid US driver’s license and ability to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior experience coaching at the collegiate level
• Prior competitive experience


Athletics coaches are employed by Tufts University for 10 months out of the calendar year. Compensation shall be pro-rated based on the portion of a full-time position for which the staff member is employed. (10 month range: min-$30,250, mid-$37,625, max-$45,375)

Pay Range

Minimum $36,300.00, Midpoint $45,150.00, Maximum $54,450.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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