The Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach is responsible for carrying out all aspects of the track and cross country programs necessary to accomplish objectives of the sport within the guidelines of the University, the Athletic department, conference, and NAIA.
- Responsible for recruiting highly skilled student athletes for the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs.
- Responsible for adhering to the policies and regulations of the University, Athletics department, conference, and NAIA, and responsible for the orientation of student athletes to these guidelines.
- Oversee the conduct and discipline of student athletes.
- Recruitment of both student-athletes and traditional students, representing the University itself as much as the athletics program. Assisting with conducting admissions-related activities, such as Get On Board Days, application processing, and other admissions-related duties as assigned.
- Provide coaching instruction to individuals on skills, fitness, form and technique, emphasize injury prevention and monitor all program participants.
- Manages and oversees team on road trips and manages all related sport activities.
- Provides leadership and direction to assistant coaches and other support personnel.
- Responsible for scheduling, budget control, public relations, program promotions, academic support and retention of student athletes.
- Must promote and demonstrate the five core character values in which the NAIA embraces: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership.
- Responsible for preparing and maintaining accurate records and reports in a timely manner, particularly regarding athletic budget, eligibility, compliance, and travel documentation.
- Must have the ability to achieve certification to transport students to team athletic events.
- Responsible for working with the Town of Gilbert and other private or public entities to secure practice facilities for the track and field programs.
- Other duties as assigned by Director Athletics.
- Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.
- Demonstrated successful experience in playing and/or coaching at collegiate, university, or professional level.
- Knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations.
- A proven record of integrity, high principles and demonstrated skill in developing and motivating student-athletes academically and athletically.
- Have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Valid Driver’s license.
- Candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.
- Requires prolonged sitting or standing. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
- Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
- Must work indoors and outdoors year round (office, weight room and practice/competition field environments).
- Must work in noisy and crowded environments
Park University provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and paid undergraduate tuition for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Qualified applicants must upload a resume and cover letter that includes salary requirements.