Assistant Sophomore Football Coach
Linn-Mar Community School District - Marion, IA

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Position Title: Assistant Coach

Im media te Supervisor: Athletic Director or Designee

Summary (Job Goal): To help each participating student achieve a high level of skill, an appreciation for the values of discipline and sportsmanship and an increased level of self-esteem.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned.) • Teaches participants in the assigned fundamentals and skills necessary for achievement in the sport involved.
• Assists in planning and scheduling a regular program of practice in season.
• Assists in overseeing the safety conditions of the facilities or area in which assigned sport is conducted at all times that students are present.
• Maintains and reports accurate statistics, record, and results of the season as directed by the head coach.
• Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times and establishes and oversees consequences for breach of such standards by individual students.
• Maintains competency in rules, rule interpretations, meet procedures, coaching techniques and general information about all aspects of the sport.
• Adheres to a highly efficient and technically sound program of injury prevention and follow up.
• Recommends purchase of equipment, supplies and uniforms as directed by the head coach.
• Maintains necessary attendance forms, insurance records, participant handbooks and similar paperwork as directed by the head coach.
• Promotes a positive image of the program and the District.
• Assists the head coach in developing a consistent and positive public communications procedure through the school and media to inform the parents and general public about the athletic program.
• Regular and reliable attendance.
• Stay current in certifications and training needed to perform duties.
• Other duties as assigned.
1 . Quality of Work (Work is correct, precise, and neat; confidentiality is maintained, as job requires; work product presents positive/professional appearance.)

2. Quantity of work ( The amount of work performed is evidence of high productivity; industrious; carries fair share of work load; seeks additional tasks.)

3. Knowledge of job ( The job and job-related responsibilities are well understood and reflected in job performance; exhibits continuous improvement and ongoing learning.)

4. Creativity/Problem Solving ( Offers new ideas; suggests innovative and better ways of performing necessary tasks.)

5. Interpersonal Skills ( Works collaboratively with others; courteous; polite; pleasant; promotes positive image in contacts with co-workers and district's customers .)

6. Dependability ( Completes work in a timely fashion; reliable; punctual; consistent attendance; stable and calm in a crisis or an emergency; works independently.)

7. Professional Appearance ( Dress is acceptable for the job; appears clean, well-groomed and "professional.")

8. Organizational Skills ( Exhibits ability to prioritize work; organizational skills enhance job productivity.)

9. Technical Skills ( Exhibits proficiency in and uses required computer applications to maximize efficiency.)

10. Written/Verbal Communication ( Convey information and ideas accurately and clearly to meet the needs of the reader, transfers thoughts and ideas into speech and presents clearly.)

11. Managing Change/ Adaptability ( Demonstrates good understanding of organizational changes and communicates support for such change. )

12. Professional Approach ( Professional, positive, and helpful approach with customers. Displays loyalty toward the organization. Demonstrates a capacity to understand customer (internal and external) requirements and produces a professional level of service that is satisfactory. )

13. Flexibility ( Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, technology. Willingly takes direction and will modify one's preferred way of doing things. )

14. Safety (Exhibits knowledge of health, safety and emergency procedures of the learning environment and follows such procedures.)

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise students, assigned assistants and volunteers of particular program as directed by the head coach.

Minimum Education or Experience:

High School diploma required with experience playing and coaching in applicable sport. BA degree with a major or minor in physical education or equivalent hours and courses in coaching theory is preferred. Experience in physical education, coaching, first aid, CPR and sports medicine is preferred.

Licensure or Certification:

Iowa Coaching Endorsement required. Valid Iowa teaching license preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here 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.)

Competency in the areas of content knowledge and strategies for the specific sport.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Knowledge of conference, district and state rules in relevant sport.

Ability to function effectively as part of a coaching team, support peer coaches, plan collaboratively, and work constructively with the coaching team to solve problems that arise.

Possess the physical skills necessary to demonstrate techniques for the specific sport.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of the District.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

Possess leadership skills and organizational ability.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work effectively with staff and school administration.

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field.

Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Ability to travel and work non-traditional hours.

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.)

Must be capable of standing
  • Constantly .


  • Must
  • Constantly present appropriate appearance and personal cleanliness suited to working in close proximity to school age children and adults.


  • Must be capable of
  • Frequently working with co-workers with different personalities.


  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds infrequently.

    Must be capable of occasionally sitting or running.

    Must be capable of frequently bending or twisting at the trunk while performing duties of the job.

    Must be capable of frequently squatting, stooping, kneeling, reaching above the head, reaching forward and repeating the same hand motion many times while performing the duties of the job.

    Must have vision with good depth perception and occasionally being able to see objects/persons at a distance.

    Must be able to hear conversation in a quiet as well as a noisy environment.

    Must be capable of working in broad range of temperatures, humidity and other winter and summer environments.

    Must be capable of working in a noisy environment.

    Must have physical dexterity in limbs and digits necessary to physically interact with students in a sporting environment

  • - Denotes standard values established by the Department of Labor


  • NOTE: Tasks that have physical demands that exceed the above stated limits should only be performed with sufficient manpower.

    Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    Work is performed continuously either inside or outside, depending on the sporting event. The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud, depending upon the activity and the particular location. The environment may have little or no air conditioning. Occasionally the employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with the public and other workers. Direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output staff and students . Some travel required. All District buildings and grounds are tobacco and alcohol-free.

    The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. These statements are not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.

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