Summary: The Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach is responsible for leading a program that has enjoyed a rich tradition in the RMAC and NCAA Division II. The coach will direct all phases of the Cross-Country program by establishing and maintaining a high standard of excellence, which includes recruiting academically qualified student-athletes, scheduling, scouting, conditioning, supervising the assistant coaching staff, managing the program budget, generating revenue, and other duties assigned. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for ensuring that all duties are executed in compliance with NCAA, RMAC and institutional regulations. The Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach will also serve as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
Duties/Responsibilities Manage all aspects of NCAA Division II Cross-Country Program. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: coaching, monitoring and developing recruiting programs; supervising activities of assistant coaches and volunteers; maintaining academic integrity of program; budget development and monitoring, assisting with fundraising; participating in public relations activities; operating the program within NCAA, university and conference guidelines; assisting with scheduling of non-conference games; and demonstrating a commitment to the department mission and core values. The head coach will also assist in the overall administration of the men’s and women’s track and field program. Other administrative duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
Specific Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Program. • Assist the Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach in the overall administration of the track and field program. • Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competition. • Work with the Director of Athletics on the selection and scheduling of team contests. • Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes. • Develop and conduct pre-season, in-season and off-season training and conditioning programs for the team. • Plan and direct athletic skill development for student-athletes. • Monitor and operate within budgetary guidelines established by the Director of Athletics. • Evaluate performance of assistant coaches. • Work in collaboration with Associate AD for Compliance to advise student-athletes and staff of applicable intercollegiate athletic rules, regulations, and University policies and ensure compliance of such regulations. • Work in collaboration with Associate AD for Student-Athlete Welfare to inform student-athletes of academic and other matters pertaining to their enrollment and educational progress. • Monitor student-athlete academic performance and implement team, athletic department, and University measures to support their academic performance. • Ensure student-athletes participation in NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills and SAAC initiatives. • Ensure appropriate safety measures are observed when conducting team activities • Cooperate with the University physicians and Athletic Trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services. • Work with alumni student groups University administration and community groups to seek support for the team. • Assist the Director of Athletics in fundraising and revenue generation activities- including camps/clinics. • Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree and two years successful coaching experience at the collegiate level.
Master’s Degree and/or two years successful head coaching at the collegiate level. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards and thorough knowledge of NCAA rules.
Additional Salary Information: Position includes benefits.
Internal Number: E 1066
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in university programs particularly relevant to the state’s economy and the demands of today’s employers. With the highest number of ethnically diverse students among the state’s four-year colleges, MSU Denver offers 58 majors plus master’s degrees in accounting, teaching and social work. More than 20,000 students are currently enrolled at MSU Denver, and 75 percent of the University’s nearly 77,000 graduates have remained in Colorado as valuable members of the state’s workforce. Located in downtown Denver, MSU Denver shares the 175-acre Auraria Campus with two other post-secondary institutions.
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s vision is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.