Assistant Coach, Men’s & Women’s XC/Track

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Assistant Coach, Men’s & Women’s XC/Track

Position Number


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the general leadership of the men’s and women’s cross country/track and field teams. This includes coaching, scheduling practices, conditioning and recruiting. The employee is expected to conduct all assigned tasks in a manner with support program compliance with NCAA, MIAA and Washburn University policies, rules and regulations.

Essential Job Functions of Position

• Assist with coaching and building Track and Field athletes’ abilities.

• Provides individual and group coaching and guidance to assist with running practices, workouts and meets.

• Responsible for scouting and recruiting quality student athletes to the program, adhering to NCAA, MIAA and University policies.

• Serves as Home Meet Administrator for any home Cross Country or Indoor Track and Field competitions.

• Monitors individual student athletes’ academic progress and works with individual athletes, faculty and staff to address concerns to help athletes maintain academic achievement and NCAA eligibility.

• Assists the Head Coach with administrative duties which may include but are not limited to:

o Schedules competitions with other teams,
o Makes team travel arrangements,
o Logs Countable Athletically Related Activities ( CARA ) hours, and
o Assists Athletics staff to ensure scholarships awarded are in place for the student athletes.

• Attends conferences and workshops, researches publications, etc., to remain apprised of University, MIAA and NCAA rules and regulations.

• Performs additional job related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and experience coaching and/or participating in Cross Country/Track & Field.
Preferred: Master’s degree. Collegiate participation in Cross Country / Track and Field, as well as three years of experience coaching college athletics.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with driving record that meets University standards.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

42,000 Annual

Work Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Full Time

Average Hours per Week

Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Background Check Required?


Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience coaching and/or participating in Cross Country/Track & Field?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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