Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Y2020 / Athletic Coach 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 95
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Assists in coaching duties for one of a variety of individual or team NCAA Division I athletic programs. May specialize in one or more specific areas of coaching expertise or a specific component of a team program. Assists with all aspects of recruitment and training of student-athletes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team practice, training, and competition, typically in a key area of sporting discipline
  2. Designs and implements specific conditioning programs and/or training routines as appropriate to improve athletic performance.
  3. Conducts recruitment of student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules through scouting, on-site attendance, and home visits.
  4. Assists in monitoring and supporting student-athletes in academic progress.
  5. May assist in planning and arranging team travel and may perform other administrative as appropriate.
  6. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; minimum directly related experience requirement is determined by the VP for Athletics.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with student athletes
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable sports and playing rules.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of athletic training and conditioning programs and routines.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required in this position.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/23/2020