Head Coach Cross Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach
Appointment Type Full Time
Sensitive PositionNo Sensitive Position Statement A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history Check.
Campus Security Authority Yes Campus Security Authority Statement This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel No Designated Personnel Statement This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest No Statement of Economic Interest Statement This position may require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position Yes Restricted Position Statement A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.
Chief Objective of Position To support the successful development of student athletes both in the classroom and on the field.
Work Tasks 1. Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University. 2. Directs and provides the planning, organizing and coaching of the Christopher Newport University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Distance student-athletes consistent with a championship Track & Field/Cross Country program. 3. Collects and analyzes tactical and statistical data of opponent teams; designs training plans and strategies; analyzes performance of team members and adjust strategies as needed. Establishes meet schedules in conjunction with the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach. 4. Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consults with the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach, University administration and faculty for resolution of problems as required. 5. Manages financial aspects of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program in consultation with the Head Track & Field Coach, including budget development, strategic planning, and fundraising. 6. Utilizes independent judgment and renders decisions on a daily basis regarding Men’s and Women’s Cross Country to ensure daily operations of the programs run smoothly. 7. Develops and implements operational guidelines and procedures per area of expertise consistent with those established for the whole Track & Field/Cross Country program, the Department of Athletics, and the University. 8. In coordination with the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach, screens and evaluates athletic qualifications of prospective recruits; coordinates with University Undergraduate Admissions Office to establish academic eligibility and arranges meetings between prospects and the University. Coordinates campus tours for visiting prospects. Assists with new student orientation activities. 9. Compiles and analyzes performance statistics for Christopher Newport University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Distance athletes. 10. Plans the off season physical training program in accordance with NCAA regulations. 11. Studies, evaluates and implements innovations in distance running strategy and equipment. Coordinates purchases of Cross Country and track related equipment with the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach. 12. Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university and the NCAA. Responsible for safety rules and regulations regarding use of equipment to reduce liability and to ensure NCAA compliance. 13. Represents the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events. Participates in professional associations. 14. Performs public relations and marketing activities to promote the athletic program; performs community relation activities. 15. Works a variety of schedules and hours consistent with the needs of the position. 16. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and relations within the office and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel and community members. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. Completes all work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner. 17. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence. 18. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. 19. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority. 20. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required Knowledge of National Collegiate Athletics Association rules and regulations. Skill in training or instructing student athletes; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; manage people and projects. Ability to foster positive internal and external public relations. Demonstrated computer skills. Ability to learn and apply conferences rules and regulations.
Required Education A Master’s Degree in a related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.
Experience Required Significant and successful demonstrated coaching experience at the collegiate level. Demonstrated experience with National Collegiate Athletics Association rules and regulations. Demonstrated experience in team management to include assistant coaches and others.
Experience Preferred Demonstrated success as a head coach at the collegiate level. Proven experience in recruiting successful student athletes consistent with NCAA guidelines. Experience in fostering positive internal and external public relations. Experience in recognizing, supporting and referring student athletes for needed academic and personal support.
CNU Information Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 384 Best Colleges: 2019 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated over 7,500 applications for a freshmen class of 1,230 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and 10th among all regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information Posting Number AP046P Number of Vacancies 1 Posting Date 04/17/2019 Application Deadline 05/06/2019
Application Instructions Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin May 6, 2019. Applications received after May 6, 2019, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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About Christopher Newport University
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 379 Best Colleges: 2015 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a
private school experience -- great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to
the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at
CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has
recently completed nearly $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated nearly 8,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and
has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as number 7 among public regional universities in the South and
number 2 in the South in the list of "up and coming schools" for making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty,
student life, campus and facilities." For further details and information about Christopher Newport University, visit the University’s web site at