WHO WE ARE The University of Dallas is a private university that leads in academics and has been consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the country, holding a place on both U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 Catholic colleges in the West and Forbes’ Best Value Colleges. We thrive on professional development, a family-oriented environment, our rich traditions and exceptional employee benefits. JOB DESCRIPTION UD is currently seeking a Cross Country/Track Coach. This position is responsible for overall operation and conduct of the program. Provide instruction and guidance to student-athletes, demonstrating techniques of the sport in order to prepare them for athletic competition. Analyze student-athlete performance to determine need for individual or team improvement. Schedule and oversee practice sessions and competitive events. Recruit student-athletes that will represent the university in a manner that will reflect favorably upon the university and the athletics department. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Organize, prepare, and conduct individual and team practice sessions to train and prepare for competition and instruct student-athletes in techniques of the sport. • Provide direction, motivation and advice to prepare student-athletes for competitive events; adjust coaching techniques based on student-athlete needs. • Apply best practices in athletic conditioning and team training safety. • Promote and facilitate student-athlete academic success through a commitment to class attendance, academic achievement, and graduation. • Establish team and individual student-athlete goals. • Ensure player injuries/illnesses are attended to; follow-up with student-athlete and/or athletic trainer as needed. • Establish and enforce rules and regulations concerning student-athlete conduct, appearance, punctuality and other areas deemed appropriate. • Determine competitive event schedule, coordinating with teams as needed. • Execute expenditures in accordance with department/university procedures and not exceeding NCAA Division III average; oversee the purchase of uniforms and equipment. • Arrange transportation to competitive event sites in accordance with university procedures. • Coordinate recruitment of student-athletes with Undergraduate Admissions in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations through scouting, attending tournaments, and home visits, to ensure team meets or exceeds NCAA average size. • Submit required information to compliance officer. • Remain accessible to media and make appearances to promote and/or market program; participate in fundraising activities. • Maintain continual and thorough familiarity with applicable NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations, insuring that program, staff and student athletes operate within these sets of rules.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree and experience as a player and/or coach in the sport required. • Five to seven years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position preferred. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • The work will be performed primarily outdoors, resulting in exposure to the elements and inclement weather. • May require travel for sporting events and prolonged or irregular work hours, including evenings and/or weekends, during the competitive season. • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. • Must maintain current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications. • Must participate in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference groups for the sport. BENEFITS UD provides competitive pay and benefits, including eligibility to participate in medical, dental, life and disability insurance; employee events; a health and wellness program; a free fitness center; competitive leave programs; free tuition for employees and their families; and matching retirement plan contributions. If this sounds like the job for you, apply online at: https://hr.udallas.edu/apply/ The University of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, age or disability in the administration of its employment practices.
• Bachelor’s degree and experience as a player and/or coach in the sport required. • Five to seven years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position preferred.
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About University of Dallas
The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly seven million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.