The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center, is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development through the recreational sports program on the Anchorage campus. The department's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage; to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes; guide and support our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University community. Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Department of Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.
Administrative Oversight: Assist with oversight of any assistants, including graduate students and volunteers. Assigns duties and evaluates performance on the incumbent to ensure that the needs of the men's and women's cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field teams are met. Assist with all aspects of the annual Anchorage Mayor's Marathon and Half-Marathon. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Senior Associate/Associate Directors and/or the Director of Athletics.
Athlete Oversight: Drive student-athletes to practice and competition locations using University or rental vehicles. Ensure student-athletes are monitored during travel including meeting curfew, following team rules, studying and staying on top of their schoolwork, and representing the University of Alaska Anchorage and the NCAA Division II program in a professional manner.
Strength and Conditioning Programs: With the oversight of the Strength and Conditioning team, assist with the development and monitoring of the strength and conditioning program for individual athletes on the men's and women's cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field teams to develop individual and team potential and lessen occurrence of injuries.
Academic Administration: Guide and promote academic success of student-athletes, which includes their individual degree requirements, and help them determine a plan that balances the rigors of playing a competitive NCAA sport and being successful in the classroom. Monitor academic character and work ethic of individual athletes, assessing their needs and communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics for Academics & Compliance about those needs (e.g. tutors, study skills) to assist them in fulfilling UAA and NCAA educational requirements. Provide a positive atmosphere conducive to the moral, academic, and athletic growth of the student-athlete. Serve as mentor to the student-athlete to ensure graduation.
Recruiting, administration and coaching instruction for the intercollegiate men's and women's cross country running and track and field programs: Assist and/or take a lead role with all phases of scheduling, recruiting, and budget planning. Comply with all rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), and the University. Assist cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field staff in ensuring compliance with NCAA and GNAC rules, and University processes. Take a major role with fundraising, community outreach programs, and Seawolf Athletic Association activities to promote men's and women's cross country running and track and field as integral parts of the community and the University's goals. Coach student-athletes in all aspects of NCAA cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field at training and at meet events. Instruct and evaluate their performance based on the systems established by the coaching staff.
This position is a full-time, term-funded, exempt, Grade 79, minimum $2,086.40/biweekly, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. Review Date
This position will stay open until filled. The initial review date will begin February 18, 2021. To ensure your application is considered, please apply prior to the review date, 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time (AKST). Application Instructions
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. References must include a current or recent supervisor. Note to Applicant
The University of Alaska Anchorage will not be sponsoring any visas for this position. If a degree is disclosed, official transcripts showing the highest degree earned will be required.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Public Disclosure Statement
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Smoke-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
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Interpersonal; diplomacy; organization; leadership; communication; fundraising; counseling; motivation; recruiting. In depth knowledge of technical aspects and theory of coaching men's and women's cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field. In depth knowledge of NCAA and Conference rules and regulations.
Knowledge of University requirements and procedures for admission, academic progress and graduation. Ability to assess the athletic and academic ability of prospective student-athletes. Ability to counsel and motivate student-athletes to succeed in academics and sports.
Knowledge of University personnel, travel and accounting procedures. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays. Must be able to travel on a regular basis during competitive season and travel less frequently off-season to recruit.
Required: Three years relevant coaching experience at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred: Relevant coaching experience as a cross country running and indoor/outdoor track and field coach at the collegiate Division 1 and/or Division II level, and/or junior level.
Experience in long distance running.
Required Education or Training
Required: Bachelor's degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
AED, CPR and First Aid certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date and/or before having contact/meeting with student-athletes, whichever date is sooner.
NCAA recruiting test completed and successfully passed within 30 days of the job start date, or prior to any off-campus contact/evaluation of prospective student-athletes, whichever date is sooner.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification, or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Title IX certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Behavior Based Safety (BBS) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Workplace Harassment Prevention certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license (and CDL with endorsements as required) or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job. In addition, the applicant must meet UAA's safe driving criteria.
Preferred: Master's Degree.
Internal Number: 516312
About UAA Department of Athletics
The UAA Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center, is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development on the Anchorage campus.