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Men's & Women's Associate Head Track & Field/Assistant Cross Country Coach

Company: University of St. Francis
Location: Joliet
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Position Information




Job Title
Men's & Women's Associate Head Track & Field/Assistant Cross Country Coach




Position Number
006851-00




Department
Athletics - Joliet IL




Job Grade
9




Position Summary
Assist the head men's and women's cross country/track & field coach in coaching and leadership aspects of model men's and women's cross country/track & field programs as they relate to academic commitment, supervision of staff and personnel, practice organization and instruction, meet preparation, recruitment and budget management.




Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Demonstrate respect for the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate effectively to student-athletes, coaches, staff, administration and the University community
  • Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
  • Assumption of coaching responsibilities related to the sports of cross country and track & field
  • Assumption of certain administrative responsibilities related to the sports of cross country and track & field
  • Provision of assistance: in the management of all home cross country and track & field meets; in monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes; in the enforcement of team rules; and in the instruction and supervision of staff
  • Ensure that proper safety guidelines and standards are maintained
  • Coordinate certain strategy related to the sports of cross country and track & field
  • Coordinate all in-season and off-season strength & conditioning programs for sprinters, jumpers and distance runners
  • Plan, develop, direct and conduct all in-season and off-season practice and strength & conditioning programs for sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers for meet preparation
  • Coordinate all food & lodging arrangements for both home and away meets
  • Responsible for recruitment at a high-volume level in accordance with university and NAIA rules, including the coordinating of recruitment for sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers and assisting in the recruitment of distance runners
  • Coordinate all social media efforts for recruiting purposes and meet-day activities
  • Work in conjunction with athletic administration and Financial Aid Services in awarding financial assistance, specifically athletic scholarships
  • Understanding and support of all athletic policies and regulations, as well as all philosophies, of the University, Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Understanding and support of the NAIA Champions of Character Coaches Code
  • Represent the athletic department and university in a professional manner at various internal and external functions and in working with internal and external constituencies, including but not limited to the media and general public
  • Serve on various university committees as assigned
  • Perform other administrative duties within the department as assigned
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays





    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Three years of cross country/track & field coaching experience
    • Ability and willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays
    • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
    • Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University





      Preferred Requirements

      • Master's degree
      • Three years of collegiate cross country/track & field head coaching experience
      • Proven ability to recruit at a high-volume level







        Hours/Shift/Work Schedule
        Full-time hours vary, but do include weekends, nights and holidays.




        Physical Requirements of Position
        Work is performed in both an office setting and at athletic arenas with moderate exposure to varying weather conditions, but minimal health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work, which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. Travel is required. Hours of work include some nights, weekends and may include working up to 12 hours a day.







        Posting Detail Information




        Posting Number
        FP0580-16




        Open Date
        08/19/2022




        Close Date





        Open Until Filled
        Yes






Keywords: University of St. Francis, Joliet , Men's & Women's Associate Head Track & Field/Assistant Cross Country Coach, Education / Teaching , Joliet, Illinois

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