Salary: $41,500.00 - 42,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
Application: Submit a cover letter along with a resume. (Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Unofficial transcripts may be requested for top candidates.)
Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 6/16/2019
Direct Inquiries Contact: CMU Athletics SUMMARY: This position is responsible to the Co-Directors of Athletics for the development of a competitive Cross-country program within the guidelines of the NCAA, RMAC, and Colorado Mesa University. Includes all aspects of a collegiate cross-country program; recruiting, scouting, budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring academic performance and promoting intercollegiate athletics. Teaching responsibilities may be included.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the Cross-country program. This includes supervision of assistant coaches, scouting, recruitment of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of athletes, scheduling meets, ensuring compliance with NCAA and RMAC conference rules or regulations and eligibility of players.
Supervise and participate in the recruitment of student athletes. This includes interviewing, screening, assessment/evaluation, and meeting with coaches, counselors, principals, teachers and parents to facilitate the process.
Plan and manage team travel such as time schedules, transportation by bus/vans, lodging accommodations, meal and accommodations, insurance coverage and schedules for meets and practice. Ensure travel arrangements are within budget constraints and are safe for the players' and coaches' welfare.
Supervise and manage the inventory of sports equipment. This involves the selection and purchase, reconditioning, checking standards and ensuring safety and accountability of physical assets.
Oversee the budget for the program. Monitor and approve expenditures for area of responsibility.
Supervise and manage the facility to facilitate practice. Coordinate the facility arrangements, ensure safety of equipment, and practice field and building, and secure facilities at end of practices.
Plan, organize and participate in practice and meets. This involves athlete conditioning, planning drills, oversight of practices, review current rules and regulations, and participate in media coverage of events.
Supervise and manage summer programs for youth.
Speak and participate in promotional activities and assist the Co-Directors of Athletics in fundraising activities. Work with gifted athletes to promote their continued play in non-college entities. Speak at sports banquets.
Work in liaison with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events.
Serve on committees as deemed appropriate for district, conference or national level.
Work in liaison with faculty, administrators, and staff to coordinate academic and athletic efforts and to share resources and ideas.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Director of Athletics and must subscribe to the Mesa State Principles Governing Athletics. This position supervises: Assistant Coach(es) Student Work Study Employee(s)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Previous coaching and/or competing at the collegiate level
Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards
Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards
Must have experience in prevention and care of athletic injuries, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
Master's degree from an accredited college or university
To teach, a master's degree is required in physical education or related field
Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes
Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.
REASONING ABILITY Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The incumbent will be required to sit, walk, talk, hear, and see with both near and far acuity. Must be able to effectively demonstrate different skills relating to cross country and be able to demonstrate proper weight training techniques. The head coach should be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds on a regular basis. WORK ENVIRONMENT The tasks involved with this position will be performed in a variety of environments, including an office environment, a classroom environment, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely noisy.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.