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Head Track & Field Coach

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Cornell College, a residential liberal arts college, and member of the Midwest Conference of the NCAA Division III located in Mount Vernon, IA, is seeking applications for a Head Track & Field Coach. This is a full-time, year-round position reporting to the director of athletics. The head coach will manage the track & field program including:

  • schedule and coach practices, and home and away competitions;
  • monitor annual operational and recruiting budgets;
  • ensure institutional, NCAA, and Midwest Conference obligations are met as head coach;
  • select, train, and supervise assistant and volunteer coaches;
  • In close partnership with the Office of Admission, organize and implement a successful recruiting plan to yield an appropriate number of quality student-athletes for the track & field program, including oversight of the communication flow;
  • manage the physical conditioning and development of injury prevention techniques for student-athletes;
  • complete necessary post-season administrative duties;
  • provide general counsel, guidance, and inspiration to student-athletes regarding their overall success at Cornell College;
  • assist, as needed, in developing positive alumni relations and working closely with development with fundraising efforts to support a competitive Division III athletics program;
  • demonstrate community involvement with active leadership as a positive role model, including participation in team-based community service projects and encouragement of student-athlete participation.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.


Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. An extensive and accomplished coaching background in track & field is required, preferably at the collegiate level, along with a proven ability to recruit quality student-athletes. A valid driver's license is required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references through Cornell College's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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