115-Hood River Middle School ( learn more )

Hood River County SD

Hood River, Oregon ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4085914
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: March 1, 2023

Job Description

This posting will remain open until filled.  This is a 1.0 FTE Assistant Track and Field Coaching position that will begin with the 2022/23 Track season in the spring of 2023.


Application Process:

  • Complete and submit your TalentEd/Recruit & Hire electronic application (link:
  • Include a cover letter of interest, addressed to Trent Kroll, HRCSD Athletics Director.
  • Include the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

The primary purpose of this Assistant Track and Field Coach position is to assist in the leadership to the Hood River Middle School Track and Field program, including coaching, as well as to perform coaching duties as assigned by the head coach.  Assists in establishing an environment in which student/athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image; assist in directing the promotion of sportsmanship, a winning attitude and commitment to student academic success.


Essential Job Functions:                                 

  • The Assistant Track and Field Coach assists with leading and supervising organized practice sessions, including setting season goals and objectives. 
  • Follows and upholds the policies and mission of the Hood River Middle School Athletic Program and Hood River County School District. 
  • Knowledgeable of all Columbia River Conference and OSAA procedures and guidelines.
  • Asssits with planning, organizing, and directing the Hood River Middle School Track program, in coordination with the head track coach.
  • Provides information regarding rules for the seasons (daily doubles, all sports schedule, camp schedules, clinic schedules, etc). 
  • Brings new ideas of instruction, athlete accountability and means of creating positive energy.
  • Instructs and demonstrates skills sets and techniques necessary for individual and team development. 
  • Works to improve skills and knowledge of each athlete and the team as a whole. 
  • Travels with student athletes on the team bus both to and from track meets.
  • Adheres to all financial policies of the District in regard to the collection and disbursement of money, expenses, and receipts. Responsible for purchase order requests for program uniforms, supplies and equipment. 
  • Ensures that all coaches (paid and volunteer) working with the Hood River Middle School Track program are certified and cleared to volunteer before the season begins. 
  • Maintains necessary records and completes required paperwork in a specified time and manner.
  • Enforces discipline policies and emphasizes sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles.
  • Supervises students in locker rooms at home and away meets and ensures appropriate behavior.
  • Checks and secures all office, storage rooms, outside doors, locker rooms and all lights after last athlete leaves after meets and practices.
  • Ensures that appropriate rules and regulations regarding the conduct and eligibility of athletic activities and athletes are explained and followed.
  • Maintains a safe environment and facilities for student athletes at all times, conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of student athletes. 
  • Ensures that medical and safety requirements are followed.
  • Works directly with school athletic director in reporting injuries, teaching precautions and procedures to ensure staff/student safety and help athletes prevent injuries. 
  • Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff, parents, fellow coaches, and officials and resolves conflict in a professional manner.
  • Appropriately maintains and secures confidential student records and inquiries.
  • Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with students, parents, community, staff and the media. 
  • Models good sportsmanship behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards opposing team, fans, parents, officials, spectators and community.
  • Completes and maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required including OSAA Coaches Certification Course.
  • Consults with Athletic Director regarding any off-season training programs, including scheduling dates for summer camps/practices, uniform fittings, parent meetings, etc. 
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance and is punctual. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in the sport.
  • Ability to establish event plans and review individual and team performance.
  • Ability to collaborate with youth programs, students, parents, the community, staff, and other district coaches.
  • Ability to coach in collaboration with the other coaching staff.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, working well with others from diverse backgrounds; focuses on solving conflict, maintaining confidentiality, listening to others, keeping emotions under control, remaining open to other ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. 
  • Ability to be a positive role model, both on and off the field.
  • Willingness to coach after school, travel, and supervise students.
  • Meet attendance requirements for the position.
  • Possess current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Possess OSAA/State Department of Education Coaching certification (NFHS or ASEP), Steroid and Concussion Training Certifications.
  • Successful fundraising experience. 
  • Experience with in-school recruitment of athletes and team building.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Track coaching experience.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish helpful.

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

  • Skills possessed will exemplify a moral character that is consistent with being a positive role model for middle school students.
  • Knowledge of the sport at the middle school level (to include recent rule changes). Know how to communicate effectively with athletes and parents.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others. To organize and manage students time effectively. To use problem solving strategies consistently. Adjusts to performing practices in a variety of locations.

Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree Preferred.


Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required: Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance; district drug screening clearance; physical capacity assessment; BBP Training; NFHS Coaches Certification or ASEP Certifications; First Aid/CPR Certification.   Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or qualify for an exception.


The successful candidate may be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test and physical evaluation. 


HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance.  Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1-800-735-2900.

  • Position Type: After school/Evening
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Leslie McMorran , Human Resource Specialist
    • 1011 Eugene Street
    • Hood River, Oregon 97031

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