Under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach will recruit qualified student-athletes for the program, instruct and develop the student-athlete in the sports of cross country/track & field, game preparation, and community involvement. Instruction should include, but not be limited to, the rules, techniques and strategies relating to practice and competition in this sport. The Head Coach provides administrative support to the College’s NCAA Division III program. The Head Coach will also support the mission and goals of the Athletic Department. The Intramural Coordinator will be responsible for directing the intramural program for the campus community.
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (50%)
Model and instruct student-athletes in departmental, College, Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures including Hood Honor Code, Alcohol Policy, Code of Conduct, Travel Policy, Conference bylaws and proceedings, and NCAA guidelines;
Organize and conduct practices during the traditional season (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for this sport. Non-traditional (or out of season) practices may be required;
Develop team travel and security plans in compliance with departmental and College guidelines for safety and other requirements;
Serve as the representative of the department and the College during team travel for in- and out-of-season competition. Supervise team during all travel, lead team during the event;
Manage and account for team money distributed for meal and/or other expenses. Submit required forms and reports to Director of Athletics and Accounting Department;
Responsible for assisting in management of operational budget issues: participate in uniform and equipment purchase process; plan and coordinate team travel under the supervision of Director of Athletics’ Office; develop and implement fund-raising strategies;
Complete in-and off-season scheduling for the program. Work within NCAA guidelines regarding start of season, dates of competition and end of season;
Assure currency with NCAA regulations, Conference bylaws and proceedings, and departmental policies. Participate in NCAA and Conference meetings and voting procedures as appropriate; join sport affiliated coaching organizations, nominate team for any organization sponsored academic awards;
Refer student-athletes to College resources as necessary to assist with academic, medical, and/or personal issues that may arise throughout the year;
Represent the Department of Athletics at all on-campus Admission Open Houses and/or other predetermined events;
Other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics.
Work with Liaison to Admission and Department of Admission to develop annual recruiting plan for identifying prospective student-athletes;
Work with Recruiting Coordinator and Department of Admission to recruit qualified student-athletes; both incoming freshmen and transfers, to Hood College; included are off-campus contacts and evaluations, as well as, serving as College representative during on-campus prospect visits;
Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop annual media plan that includes media guides, news releases, etc. for promotion of student-athletes, the team, and the College;
Respond to prospective student inquiries and maintain record of contacts.
Intramural Coordinator (10%)
Promote the Intramural Program throughout the campus to resident students, non-resident students, faculty, and staff;
Manage and supervise all aspects of the Intramural Program;
Publicize schedules, results, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of cross country/track & field are required;
Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach; counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes;
Must have valid driver’s license.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.
Bachelor’s degree and proven successful coaching, with 2-3 years experience preferred, preferably at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience are required. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Proficient with internet and email. Ability to use available instructional technology resources to effectively teach in a manner conducive to classroom presentation including, but not limited to, use of audio visual equipment, computer, educational software, etc.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone.
Ability to develop marketing or promotion materials. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or others. Ability to teach individuals skills and team concept.
Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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About HOOD COLLEGE
Founded in 1893 in Frederick, Maryland, Hood College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college.
Hood offers 28 bachelor’s degrees, 25 concentrations, 47 minors, and pre-professional preparation in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry and law. Hood’s Graduate School serves the needs of Frederick and surrounding regions with 19 master’s degrees, two doctorates and 10 graduate certificate programs. The graduate programs provide leading-edge content in business, STEM, the humanities and education.
Hood is located in a fantastic college town; students are within walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants and a vibrant downtown. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor provides students countless internship and research opportunities.
The Blazers compete as a member of NCAA Division III and hold membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference.