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POSITION:  Cycling Coach (Exempt)

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Coach II

DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Athletic Director

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

EXEMPTION:  Professional Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

Recruit students to participate in the cycling program which involves mountain bike and road bike participation. The coach will supervise practices and schedule the team to participate in competitive events throughout the state and region.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Directs conditioning of players to achieve maximum athletic performance.

Assesses player's skills and assigns team positions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide coaching knowledge and support to the students that are involved in the cycling program.

Supervise practices and training sessions for students throughout the school year.

Organize and schedule competitive events for members of the cycling team to participate in throughout the school year.

Provide academic, spiritual and professional mentoring to the student-athletes on the team.

Work with the local cycling community on providing support for races and events.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES: This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.

Recruitment & Staffing - Utilizes recruitment sources; exhibits sound interviewing skills; presents positive, realistic view of the organization; analyzes and forecasts staffing needs; makes quality hiring decisions

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Project Management software; Human Resource systems and Contact Management systems.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and several years related experience and/or training in cycling required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required for this position at this time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position is a full-time, Exempt Level staff position.

A minimum of a 40-hour work week is expected; times vary depending on practice schedules, game schedules, etc.

Work beyond a 40-hour week is often required during peak season.

Extensive travel is be required to travel to/from games during peak season.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

Travel and irregular hours are required during peak season.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.