Defiance College, an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, seeks an individual to serve as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs.
The individual will be responsible for providing organization and leadership for all phases of the programs under the direction of the Athletic Director. Responsibilities include recruiting, meet scheduling and preparation, practice organization, fundraising, budget preparation and management, equipment control, mentoring of student-athletes and assistant coaches, developing an annual service/engagement project for student-athletes, and other duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate program. Additional expectations of this position may include some departmental and campus committee work/involvement. Candidates must be able to develop and motivate Division III student-athletes; have a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes; knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations; good communication skills; and strong leadership skills.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree (masters preferred), a valid driver’s license, and previous coaching and recruiting experience, preferably as a collegiate head coach. Applicants should possess a strong coaching background with demonstrated success as an energetic recruiter and positive role model for student athletes.
This is a full-time, 10-month position (August 1-May 31). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume and four references with contact numbers electronically to Defiance College at email@example.com.
Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.
About Defiance College
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus is located on 150 acres in a residential area in the city of Defiance in Northwest Ohio. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, graduate programs in education and business, sponsors 21 intercollegiate athletic teams, and has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences. Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for all students and is home to the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a unique research program serving as a focal point for teaching, service, scholarship, and action to improve the human condition. Defiance College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.