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Appointment Type: Temp Part-time
Department: Athletics
Categories: Temporary

Work Days: Monday - Friday normally 4:30-6:30pm, and Saturdays to attend meets.
Hours Per Week: 10-20
Weeks Per Year: 25

Pay Status and Classification: Temporary, part time

Position Purpose:  Assists in organizing, developing, and leading a competitive Division III men’s and women’s track & field programs in support of the mission and core values of Union College.

The men’s and women’s track and field programs are members of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the Liberty League. Union College sponsors 26 intercollegiate sports, 24 in Division III, with Ice Hockey competing at Division I. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Coaching: Assists with implementation of practice and training routines for specified athletes under direction of the Head Coach. Implementation of practice and training routines for throwing events. Manages home events.
  2. Recruiting: Assists in recruiting and retaining top prospective student athletes who are fully engaged in the mission of Union College. Ensures compliance with all recruitment policies and procedures.
  3. Student-Athlete Development: Works proactively with campus stakeholders to ensure the academic success of student-athletes. Mentors student-athletes.  
  4. Administration: Supports aspects designated by the head coach of the football program adhering to NCAA, league, and department compliance. 


  1. Bachelor’s degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. A minimum of three years of competitive collegiate track and field program and/or coaching/recruiting experience is preferred. 
  3. Priority will be given to those candidates with experience in the throwing discipline. 
  4. Candidates must be familiar with the Division III philosophy and committed to running a successful program in a highly competitive academic environment.

Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications. 

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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