Overview: Reporting to the Director of Athletics or designee, the incumbent will be responsible for the administration of an NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country program to: ensure the health, well-being and academic success of the student-athletes; develop the competitive nature of the Track and Field and Cross Country program to the top of the Mountain West Conference with consistent participation in NCAA post-season competition, and; negotiate and secure a strong meet schedule that includes an element of competition versus highly successful Division I programs.
Compensation: The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.
Plan and direct the training and performance of team members.
Recruit and retain high quality student-athletes.
Ensure that the program complies strictly to all NCAA, Mountain West, University and Athletics Department rules, policies and procedures.
Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches in the performance of their duties.
Monitor student-athlete academic progress.
Properly administer the sport budget.
Occasionally assist in activities relating to fundraising and community service.
Promote intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the university.
Cooperate professionally with all members of the university community and media.
Support the department's commitment to gender equity and diversity.
Perform all usual and standard duties of a Division I head coach.
Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and a history of rules compliance.
Proven track record of recruitment and retention of high-quality, successful student-athletes.
History of success as a coach as evidenced by team success, as well as individual accomplishments by student-athletes under tutelage.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with student-athletes, administrators, support staff and community groups.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and project a professional approach and attitude.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education which is accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in coaching Track and Field and Cross Country at the junior college and/or collegiate level.
Track and Field/Cross Country coaching experience at the Division I level.