Part Time Assistant Triathlon Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics

Position Summary

The Part Time Assistant Triathlon Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the varsity program, including: coaching, recruiting, event scheduling, supervision of program personnel, fund-raising, marketing, budget management and compliance with NCAA and the rules/regulations.  The Assistant Coach will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques, insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication, as well as collaboration with internal departments of the division and the university.  The Head Coach will also demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects of initiatives.  

This is a non-benefited, part-time position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Recruit quality student-athletes capable of pursuing a baccalaureate degree and achieving an exemplary graduation rate while managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient program 
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: sport skill instruction, motivation, and tactical strategies, while also designing a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance 
  • Provide leadership in the personal development of student-athletes by projecting a positive and professional image, including opportunities for social, emotional, and academic development that align with the University’s 4-D educational model 
  • Initiate and participate in public relations, marketing, and fundraising activities to advance the University’s and Division’s reach locally as well as nationally  
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior about adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Division of Athletics rules and regulations 
  • Proactively uphold the outstanding working relationships within the Division and the University 
  • Assuming other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics & Ritchie Center Operations 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required, including communication and public relations.   
  • In-depth understanding of the sport from the fundamental skills to advanced tactics and strategy 
  • Implement and model a personal and professional growth strategy for Student-Athletes and assistant coaches by learning and developing new techniques to support personal growth and knowledge attainment  
  • The ability to positively motivate  
  • Commitment to the academic success of Student-Athletes 
  • Ability to be flexible to an ever-evolving athletic landscape 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Successful coaching experience 
  • Successful recruiting of Student-Athlete’s committed to academic and athletic excellence 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in coaching or racing in draft-legal triathlon, cycling, track or cross-country
  • Master’s degree 
  • Successful collegiate coaching experience 

Working Environment 

  • Standard office environment
  • Noise and stress level is moderate to high and fluctuates throughout the season 
  • Possible outdoor work in all types of weather

Physical Activities 

  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 50 lbs. with assistanceSome manual labor is required.   
  • Position involves inside both sedentary work and work on different fields and on other fitness environments while coaching and training situations with student-athletes. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 15, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $17.50- $23.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check and a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). 

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