Assistant Coach - Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field (Distance) 999329

Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time



Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic Tradition of academic excellence in the liberal art and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission . We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed to unreservedly to open and free inquiry and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier Athletics seeks applications for a full time Assistant Coach Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field (Distance) . This position assists the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach with direction and administrative oversight of the intercollegiate men’s and women’s cross country and track & field program relative to successful athletic performance, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, and providing the necessary leadership for a positive competitive environment for student-athletes.


Skills, characteristics, education and experience

  • Possess a philosophy of coaching and education that fits the mission of Xavier University and the mission of Xavier Athletics.
  • Ability to interact and represent Xavier well with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Evidence of sound organizational and communication skills.
  • One - two years of experience coaching distance runners at the college level.
  • Four years of collegiate distance running may be used to substitute work experience.

Conducts practices and meets

  • Provides leadership and guidance necessary for a positive competitive environment for the Student Athletes.
  • Assists with in-season physical and mental preparation.
  • Organize team meetings for distribution of athletic information forms, sports information forms, NCAA student-athlete statements and drug policy.
  • Maintain regular contact with Head Coach with regard to transportation, field/track preparation and condition, budgets and meet preparation.
  • Responsible for team travel arrangements and funds for travel.
  • Confirms the status and health of student-athletes with training room staff.

Provides for academic support and retention for Student Athletes

  • Monitors academic progress of Student Athletes (academics are first priority).
  • Provide academic support and retention for student-athletes.

Assures compliance with NCAA and BIG EAST Conference rules and regulations

  • Communicates regularly with Head Coach concerning admissions, eligibility, recruiting and any other procedures relating to the sport.
  • Assists Head Coach with maintaining team roster and reports changes throughout the season to Head Coach.

The employee agrees to have knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, BIG EAST Conference, and Athletic Department rules and regulations. The employee must have a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements for insurability under Xavier University’s policy. Xavier is unable to hire candidates who require sponsorship at this time.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employee committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To ensure consideration, interested/qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references on Xavier University’s website by May 11, 2021.

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