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Cornell University and Athletics & Physical Education welcome applications for an Assistant Coach for Varsity Football position. In this position, you will assist the head coach in the planning and operation of a NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision program. The Assistant Coach supports practice and game preparation as assigned, evaluates performances, and makes recommendations to the head coach regarding individual participation in games. In this role, you will identify, encourage and evaluate application and acceptance of student athletes at Cornell in accordance with the Ivy League, NCAA and University policies as assigned by the head coach.
This is a full-time 11-months per year position. Salary range for this 11-month position is $65,000 – $69,000. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of football coaching experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Prior coaching or competitive collegiate playing experience required.
- Credentials should reflect proven success and potential in coaching, recruiting and developing student-athletes.
- Must be highly motivated with an outstanding work ethic and a relentless recruiter.
- Knowledgeable of NCAA rules.
- Typically lifts 30 to 50 lbs
- Close concentration
- Working conditions, include no or limited exposure to hazardous conditions/materials/equipment, but do include outdoor activities in variable and/or inclement weather conditions, as well as typical travel conditions.
Important Application Notice: In order to receive full consideration for this position, both a resume/CV and cover letter are required. In your cover letter, we want to learn how you develop trust with others in your work as a coach as well as hear about your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in your day-to-day work.
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