Post Date: 05/20/2019
Close Date: 08/01/2019
The Head Cross Country Coach/Instructor is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Athletics & Physical Education. The Head Cross Country Coach is responsible for implementing and directing all phases of a competitive Division III program. This includes recruiting student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting, and planning team travel, all in compliance with College, Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
The Head Cross Country Coach will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well-qualified student-athletes. The coach will provide leadership in the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes and will facilitate a positive, competitive student-athlete experience.
What You'll Do
Coaching & Teaching: Prepare, plan and conduct all team practices and competitions. Teach sport-specific skills and strategies. Scout future opponents and prepare and student-athletes for competition. Evaluate, coach, motivate, and mentor student-athletes through effective communication, sport knowledge, and interpersonal skill. Understand team dynamics and create a positive team culture among a diverse group of individuals.
Recruiting: Identify and recruit of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the Lewis & Clark student body and will contribute athletically. Oversee program’s recruitment plan, social media accounts and prospective student-athletes visits to campus.
Administration: The Coach must be committed to the Division III philosophy and to having an active role in department, campus, and community.
Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues. Monitor and counsel student-athletes regarding academic progress.
Oversee team and department activities, including community service, team building, and fundraising.
Represent the team with the public, parents, and alumni; act as a positive role model for players.
Operate program within budget.
Oversee travel arrangements for the team within Lewis & Clark and NCAA policies.
Demonstrate a culture of inclusivity for all individuals and a commitment to a diverse community
Assistant Coach Supervision. The head coach will hire and supervise assistant coaches.
The Head Cross Country Coach will have secondary administrative and/or physical education teaching responsibilities within the department.
* Bachelor's degree
* Minimum three years collegiate coaching experience
* Minimum two years collegiate recruiting experience
* Strong communication and motivational skills
* Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student-athletes.
* Ability to identify athletic and academic talent
* Experience with budget management and fiscal planning
* Acceptance of all individuals and a commitment to valuing and helping create a diverse community.
* First Aid & CPR certification (provided annually by the department)
* Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedures
Nice to Haves
* Master's degree in a related field
* Experience teaching physical education activity classes.
* 37. 5 hours per week
* Benefits Eligible: Yes
* Commensurate with experience
* Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically tiring work
* Bending, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
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Eligibility to Work
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