The position of Director of Track and Field and Cross Country requires a commitment to excellence, in the Track & Field and Cross Country programs as well as the overall positive direction of the athletic department.
The Director of Track & Field and Cross Country is responsible for all phases of both programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the planning, development, and implementation of activities in the following areas: planning and supervision of team practices and contests; management of budget; control of equipment and supplies; and recruiting, retention, and advisement of student-athletes. The Director is accountable for modeling a professional demeanor as is inherent in higher education and athletics as well as for mentoring student-athletes with an emphasis in Christian formation. This position is responsible for ensuring that all Track & Field and Cross Country activities support the mission of the University and are in compliance with all University, MAC, and NCAA rules and policies.
The Director of Track and Field / Cross Country reports to the Director of Athletics. This is a full-time position within the Department of Athletics.
The Director of Track and Field / Cross Country will:
1.Plan and administer all aspects of both the Track and Field and Cross Country programs.
2.Develop an effective recruitment program for both Track and Field and Cross Country to maximize roster size. The combined roster size for both the Track & Field and Cross Country teams will be no less than 90 student athletes.
3.The Director of Track & Field and Cross Country will be required to recruit a minimum of 20 student-athletes annually.
4.Monitor and adhere to Eastern University, Title IX, NCAA and MAC policies and procedures.
5.Manage team supplies and equipment.
6.Approve and manage all team travel, hotel costs, meal costs, and other expenses associated with the Track and Field program.
7.Complete reports on a timely basis as requested by the athletic department including expense reports, purchase orders, and fundraising documents.
8.Ensure the keeping of accurate records of all data and statistics related to Track and Field and Cross Country.
9.Mentor student-athletes, encourage compliance with University standards, and work toward student-athlete Christian formation.
10.Attend all staff meetings and other meetings requested by the athletic administration.
11.Work in a spirit of cooperation and be responsive to the advice and instruction of the athletic administration.
12.Recommend the appointment of a Full Time Assistant Coach to the Director of Athletics.
13.Supervise and evaluate assistant and volunteer coaches and make recommendation for continuance or not.
14.Evaluate, select, and recommend purchase of equipment and uniforms. Work actively with the athletic administration to create and maintain inventory of all equipment and uniforms.
15.Support the team’s adherence, individually and collectively, to the EU policies for student conduct, both implicit and explicit, and work with the Dean of Students as needed to support these policies.
16.Establish, regulate, and enforce all team and department regulations regarding personal conduct.
17.Ensure that all student-athletes have completed all required eligibility forms prior to participation.
18.Cooperate with the Head and Assistant Athletic Trainers and other college health personnel in the care and prevention of injury and illness. Immediately notify the ATC staff concerning all injuries/illnesses.
19.Make recommendations to the Director of Athletics for annual scheduling of contests.
20.Support, monitor, and evaluate the academic and athletic performance of the Track & Field and Cross Country student-athletes.
21.Administer the team budget effectively according to department and college guidelines; comply with policies related to requisitioning and purchasing; monitor team budget making sure never to exceed the allotted budget.
22.Fundraise for both the Track & Field and Cross Country programs, as well as assist with numerous department-wide fundraising efforts.
23.Complete additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
A Bachelor’s degree and previous successful coaching experience at the college level is required. A Master’s Degree and three or more years of successful coaching experience at the college level are preferred. The ability, and desire, to work successfully within a team-oriented department environment is required. A commitment to the Division III philosophy of athletics, a working knowledge of NCAA rules, and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain and mentor student-athletes is essential. Candidates must exhibit an understanding of, and support for, the University’s Christian Mission. Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and organization skills and an ability to effectively communicate the mission and vision of Eastern University and the Athletic Department to alumni and friends of the university.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support the mission and vision of the university. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.