Head Cross Country Coach / Assistant Track

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of La Verne

Head Cross Country Coach / Assistant Track & Field

Job Description Summary:
Under the direction of the Head Men's and Women's Track & Field coach, this position assumes the role of Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track and Field Coach within the Track & Field program and all duties associated with that role.

Will plan, organize, direct and evaluate all phases of a highly competitive intercollegiate Cross Country program, while also serving as an assistant for the Track and Field program at the University of La Verne in accordance and compliance with the NCAA, SCIAC and the University of La Verne's policies and regulations.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
  • Under an independent umbrella of specific long distance running ideals, lead the Cross County coaching staff and players by creating and developing a culture that demonstrates the tenants of the overall Track and Field program (including but not limited to work ethic, passion, time management, team-first mentality, cultural diversity and camaraderie). Successfully communicate the independent set of cross country ideals in collaboration with the overall track and field program culture - emphasis on distance events - in all aspects required of a successful collegiate program.
  • Responsible for all recruitment of perspective long distance student-athlete runners; including (but not limited to) on campus visits, digital and in-person correspondences, and off-campus recruiting activities. Annual recruitment goal of 3-5 male and 3-5 female student-athletes who enroll and participate in the sport of Cross Country at the University of La Verne.
  • Develop daily in-season practice plans for each individual long-distance runner, including the preparation and creation of team strategy in regards to meets and contests.
  • Year-long tracking of the academic success of the student-athletes associated with the cross country student-athletes. Including, but not limited to, grade and classroom monitoring for at-risk students, communicate and inform the Head Track and Field Coach of any discrepancies or challenges the students encounter.
  • Hold all long distance student-athletes accountable to all Cross Country and Track and Field team and culture rules and regulations, as well as those of the NCAA, SCIAC, University through the established system of sanctions.
  • Develop and maintain an out-of-season training program, in collaboration with the Head Track and Field Coach, and the Strength and Conditioning staff.
  • Source vendors and purchase equipment specific to cross country needs and requirements.
  • Responsible for the monitoring of and accountability for overall budget administration for the Cross Country program.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of alumni and community relations.
  • Responsible for fundraising as necessary to supplement the funding of the Cross Country program; assist with the fundraising associated with the overall Track and Field program.
  • Responsible for compliance of NCAA, SCIAC, and University of La Verne rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties, summer duties, special projects and other duties as assigned by the Head Track and Field Coach.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to organize and operate an effective cross country program while motivating and mentoring student-athletes. Includes (but not limited to) 3 years of collegiate cross country or long distance track and field coaching experience, budget, team travel, inventory, equipment, uniforms, scheduling, fundraising, student-athlete academic progress, alumni relations, and rules compliance experience.
  • Ability to stay abreast of current and developing trends (video, voice, data, and computing technologies).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and personnel simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, sexual preference/identity, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change and high pressure.
  • Ability to travel and recruit student athletes.
    Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to proficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs, utilizing proper grammar and punctuation.
  • This position requires obtaining and reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) prior to or during consideration of application as well as ongoing review through California’s Electronic Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position is contingent upon meeting and maintaining acceptable and satisfactory driver’s driving records.
  • A Valid California Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • At least one year supervising and training employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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