Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others. The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.
PT; Temporary; February - May with 2 - 3 practices per week, plus competitions. Practice schedule for pole vaulters is flexible. Will require some evening and weekend work.
The Assistant Pole Vault Coach plans and implements training for the vaulters under the supervision of the head coach. This position also provides technical feedback to vaulters at practice and meets. Reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan all training for vaulters in coordination with head coach and sprint coach.
• Provide instruction and feedback in technical aspects of pole vault.
• Ensure a safe practice environment at all times.
• Support the head coach in building a positive team environment.
• Mentor student-athletes and help them develop as athletes and people.
• Develop positive public relations with all internal and external constituents.
• Complete the Title IX module.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge and skill in pole vault.
• Ability to connect and communicate with young adults.
• Ability to work as a team with coaching staff under direction of head coach.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse environment.
• Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements.
• Strong teaching and coaching skills.
• Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of students, parents, alumni, and faculty.
1. Experience in pole vault (coaching and/or competitive).
2. High school diploma or GED.
3. Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements.
4. CPR/First Aid certification (may be obtained on the job).
5. Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
6. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check and pass PLU’s Driver Certification Training.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• College experience (coaching or competing).
• Successful coaching experience at college, high school, or club level.
Submit application, cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/4776