JOB SUMMARY: Oklahoma Panhandle State University, an NAIA institution, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head Track and Field Coach for its inaugural season. Panhandle State is a member of the Sooner Athletics Conference and is located in Goodwell, OK. The position reports to the Director of Athletics and is a full-time 12-month position. Duties include, but are not limited to: coaching and player development, recruitment of student athletes, process of travel, scheduling, program budget, student athlete eligibility and academic progress, fundraising, game management and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The candidate should possess knowledge of NAIA and track and field rules, standards, and regulations and dedication to ongoing education. The position is also responsible for developing effective and positive communication with the students, faculty, alumni, and community.
JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: •Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. •Be committed to student athlete academic success, and be able to effectively relate to students, colleagues, fans, and community members. •Develop and execute recruitment and retention of quality student athletes including but not limited to: off-campus evaluation, contacts, organization of on-campus visits, and tryouts. •Build and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former players, faculty, alumni, staff, media, boosters, and the community. •Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for college athletes. •Work effectively with student athletes of varying abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds to instill commitment, discipline, and teamwork. •Responsible for inventory, selection and care of equipment and proper care of the school facilities, including Guymon High School’s track facility. •Manage the team budget and put together a competitive schedule in line with that budget. •Communicate effectively with team members, recruits, and administration. •Emphasize academic success and service to all team members. •Motivate and mentor collegiate student-athletes. •Advise and instruct student-athletes on skill development. •Scouting of opponents and instructing team on the strategies that will be implemented. •Commit to all NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics Department policies and procedures. •Advise student-athletes in their day-to-day activities. •Maintain a good working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff regarding facility use and condition. •Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example. •Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community •Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible manner. •Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking. •Ability to communicate in a courteous manner •Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or designee.
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
TO APPLY, SEND: Letter of application, Resume, Unofficial transcripts, List of three references, and Completed Consent and Disclosure form for the pre-employment background check (available at www.opsu.edu) to:
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Office of Human Resources P.O. Box 430 Goodwell, OK 73939 Telephone: 580-349-2611 FAX: 580-349-2302
OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of and strict adherence to NAIA and Sooner Athletic Conference rules are required
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. • Demonstrated successful coaching experience and technical competence at the collegiate or pro level required.
About Oklahoma Panhandle State University
OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
OPSU was created by an act of the Oklahoma State Legislature in 1909 as Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute offering secondary agricultural education for the Panhandle area. In 1921, the legislature authorized the school to offer a two year college curriculum, and the name was changed to Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1925, the State Board of Agriculture authorized upper division college courses, and in the summer of 1926, junior and senior level courses were added to the curriculum. Two additional name changes have been ordered by the legislature: in 1967, Oklahoma Panhandle State College of Agriculture and Applied Science; in 1974, Oklahoma Panhandle State University.