Position Description: The head coach for the men's and women's cross country/track & field program reports directly to the director of Athletics. The coach will direct and manage the daily operations of an NCAA Division III intercollegiate program competing in the Northwest Conference (NWC). The individual's responsibilities include, but not limited to, supervision of assistant coaching staff, recruitment and retention of student-athletes to meet university and department objectives, development and coaching of students-athletes for effective competitive results, and coordinating the administrative and public relations needs of the program. Other responsibilities to include serving as an instructor for Physical Education activities classes. Perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities:
Coordinates, directs and supervises all aspects of an intercollegiate cross country/track & field program, team selection, organizing and conducting practices, scheduling contests, meet management, budget preparation and control, equipment purchases and maintenance, travel arrangements, safety and risk management, and hiring and educating assistant coaches and event personnel.
Lead an effective recruitment and retention plan for enrollment of qualified student-athletes and monitoring and nurturing academic progress.
Teaches in the Physical Education activities program.
Assist with alumni engagement, fundraising activities and public relations as needed and requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervise assistant coaches
Supervise meet personnel
Responsible for the daily management of assigned budgets for sport programs
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred).
Candidates must have a minimum of three years of successful collegiate coaching responsibility for the sport of cross country and/or track and field, and show proficiency in coaching across event disciplines. Collegiate coaching experience in another sport may be considered for total years of experience.
Demonstrated recruiting experience to meet program competitive needs.
Appreciation and understanding of NCAA Division III philosophy and regulations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Must maintain CPR/AED certification.
Evenings and weekend work required.
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/. Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
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About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA