A comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado's largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings.
Colorado Mesa University serves as the primary intellectual and cultural center of western Colorado and promotes the exchange of ideas that are of regional, national and international importance. Founded in 1925, it's a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.
At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they'll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.
The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and the best part you won't have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that's less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado's best kept secrets.
Job Title: Head Coaches - Shooting Sports
Position No. AT3536
Employment Type: Administrative
Salary: $25.00 / Hour, commensurate with education and experience.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 8/6/2021.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for. Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor. Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.
Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
SUMMARY: This position, reporting to the Director of Club Sports, has the primary responsibility to provide instruction, coaching expertise and leadership to the student athletes and for the development of a competitive club sport programs at Colorado Mesa University. Includes all aspects of team sports; recruiting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, and monitoring academic performance. Requires in-person weekly standings with club sport admin and attendance to annual trainings.
The Head Coach, Shooting Sports is a part time position requiring approximately 400 hours from August to March. The individual must be willing to work a varied schedule, including nights and weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following duties and any other duties as assigned:
Perform general coaching duties relating to the CMU team sports, promoting the sport at the collegiate level and teaching team members sport related skills and how to properly and safely care for themselves and their teammates involved. Responsible for the highest standards in safety protocols and training, in addition to ensuring all athletes maintain their safe sport certifications
Must ensure compliance with all related state and federal laws, both in state and when traveling out of state.
Schedule and supervise all team practice sessions.
Ensures every participant has signed a waiver and completed ATC paperwork.
Oversee the entering of eligible student-athletes through CMU Registrars office and the respective leagues compliance office
Travel with and supervise the team members at all away events. This position requires you to drive the team vehicle to and from off campus locations. Background checks with be required annually.
Plan and manage team travel such as itineraries, transportation, team lodging and meal accommodations, insurance coverage, and schedules for all competitions and practice events. Ensure travel arrangements are within budget constraints and safe for all team members and coaches.
Supervise and manage the inventory of team related equipment. This involves the selection, purchase, reconditioning, and checking standards to ensure safety and accountability of physical assets.
Oversee the budget for the program. Monitor and approve expenditures for all areas of responsibility.
Communicate regularly and maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with support staff in club sports, student services, campus recreation, business office, facilities/operations, compliance, marketing, and ticket office to assist in implementation of an efficient and effective program and department.
Represent the university at professional meetings, alumni gatherings, campus activities and civic affairs as requested by athletic administrators or campus personnel.
Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as requested/required Encourage an effective outreach program with student athletes that provide benefit to the on and off-campus community.
Maintain, as appropriate, effective relationships with parents, alumni, friends of the program, and others toward the positive image and promotion of the program.
Supervise and manage the facility to facilitate practice. Coordinate the facility arrangements, ensure safety of equipment, grounds, and secure facilities at end of practices.
Plan, organize and participate in all practice and team practices and events.
Supervise and participate in a successful recruiting strategy to attract outstanding student athletes to attend Colorado Mesa University while remaining in full compliance with all league rules, as well as departmental and university policies and procedures.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Director of Club Sports.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two years of shooting experience OR an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two years coaching experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Previous coaching or experience at the collegiate level.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, students, parents, supporters, and the press. Must have the ability to instruct team members in the areas of shooting safety and the proper techniques and precautions of shooting participation. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.
REASONING ABILITY Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The incumbent will be required to sit, walk, talk, hear, and see with both near and far acuity. Must be able to effectively demonstrate different skills relating to shooting and be able to demonstrate proper training techniques. The head coach should be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds on a regular basis.
The incumbent will be required to travel medium to long distances. Must be able to legally (vision, proper license, etc.) and safely operate vehicles, including those storing equipment in transportation.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The tasks involved with this position will be performed in a variety of environments, including an office environment, and outdoor arenas. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely noisy.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.