Purpose of the job: This is a 12-month position responsible for the implementation of, and all aspects of the men’s and women’s track program, including the administration of day-to-day components of a new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III track program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes’ academic progress and degree completion.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build and cultivate the men’s and women’s track program at the University of St. Thomas. The program will be a part of the NCAA and will function as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The candidate will be instrumental in determining the foundation and direction of the program.
Reporting lines: The Head Track Coach will report to the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports for all matters related to the track program and will work with Admissions, faculty, administration and staff to help advance UST athletics.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties: •Manage day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII men’s and women’s track program •Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations. •Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with university and NCAA DIII policies & procedures •Practice and game preparation •Scheduling and travel arrangements •Budget preparation & management •Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations. •Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and off campus Facilities with the scheduling of practices and other team events on and off campus •Collaborate with Institutional Advancement relating to fundraising issues •Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative •Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar •Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence •Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Administration •Serve as Game day administrator as assigned •Design, market and manage summer youth track camps and clinics •Serve as facility monitor for safety and well-being of participants in athletic activities
Supervisory responsibilities: The Head Track Coach position may involve responsibility for others, including a student assistant team manager, and volunteer assistant, In consultation with the AD, this position is responsible for overseeing the following: delegation of work, performance appraisals, discipline issues, and the hiring and termination process. Fiscal responsibilities: The Head Track Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports with the departmental budget expenditures for the tennis program. Knowledge and skills: A Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Kinesiology, Sport Management or a related field with a minimum of five years of coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting. A Master’s Degree is desired. The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills. Basic computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheets. Working conditions: Position requires irregular office hours including after-hours and weekend work to attend competitions, practices and university events. Office hours will be established in consultation with the Director of Athletics. Physical requirements are those of a normal office. This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, exempt position.
About University of St. Thomas
We are the University of St. Thomas, the Catholic university in the heart of Houston. We are committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the dialogue between faith and reason. By pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, we embody and instill in our students the core values of our founders, the Basilian Fathers: goodness, discipline, and knowledge.
We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community. As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we educate students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally, and lead ethically.