Head Coach - Cross Country/Track & Field

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Post University

Waterbury, CT 06701
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description
JOB SUMMARY: Oversees the activities of an athletic team for Cross Country/Track and Field at the Division II level. Plans and directs training of student athletes, and assesses individuals' abilities and skill level to determine appropriate team position. Assists players in reaching highest athletic potential possible through athletic training and leadership skills. Must be familiar with NCAA rules and regulations. May require a bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of coaching experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the follow


  • Provide direction and oversight for the Cross Country/Track and Field programs and activities;
  • Within guidelines, establishes competitive schedules in a timely basis and coordinates with Academic Affairs as well as facility availability when scheduling games and practices.
  • Assist in developing, supervising part-time coaching staff including shared responsibility training, mentoring, and evaluating assistant coaches and athletic staff;
  • Initiate and coordinate the certification of academic and health eligibility of all athletes;
  • Assist Athletic Director in providing leadership and sound decision-making with regard to all Track and Field matters, including fiscal affairs, personnel, facilities, public relations, and general operations.
  • Provide leadership that adheres to the highest standards of integrity in academic, financial, and business matters, as well as NCAA rules and regulations for the sport.
  • Maintain, enforce and follow all appropriate athletic department policies, procedures, and practices, and ensuring consistency with all University policies, Board of Trustees and other regulations that govern the University, NCAA rules and certification requirements, and all state and federal laws, including Title IX.
  • Ensure an environment that promotes student-athlete health and welfare and a commitment to strong academic values.
  • Provide the leadership to implement a positive coaching model within the team and the sport. The head coach will promote a successful, productive, supportive and nurturing learning environment for our student athletes while building both skills and character.
  • Develop and manage team, and special events budgets; request equipment; and ensure departmental compliance with all University cash handling and management policies;
  • Collect and analyze departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate for the sport;
  • Direct efforts for recruiting players and participates in all phases of recruiting functions.
  • Recruit student athletes in coordination with the Admissions Office and develop alumni athletics events, community relationships, and fund-raising opportunities as appropriate;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

    Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree required with administrative and coaching experience.
    • Demonstrate commitment to NCAA Division II guidelines and regulations.
    • Understanding of and commitment to the NCAA's primary purpose of maintaining intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body
    • Demonstrated success working in intercollegiate athletics or highly related field
    • Ability to recruit and hire qualified student athletes
    • Demonstration of commitment to academic and fiscal integrity
    • Proven leadership skills - both soft and hard skills must be demonstrable
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form;
    • Experience in negotiating and maintaining vendor contracts where appropriate
    • Possess strong analytical skills - desire and ability to use data for decision making - maintain a metrics-based organization (again - this is part of our culture)
    • Proven experience at working in a collaborative matrix environment where individuals and teams are reliant upon each other for their collective success regardless of reporting structure

  • Reference: 561328686

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