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Head Coach, Track & Field

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

Job Details


The Head Coach, Track & Field Team will administer and organize all aspects of a competitive Division III intercollegiate Track & Field program with a special emphasis on teaching the skills, strategies, and best practices of the sport as well as the recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, management of assistant coaches and mentoring student-athletes.

  • Teach and mentor the team in skills and strategy
  • Teach and coach team in meets, races, and practice situations.
  • Recruit talented and qualified student-athletes.
  • Work closely with the Director of Athletics to monitor and promote satisfactory academic progress and academic success.
  • Work closely with Admissions to recruit student-athletes.
  • Work closely with advancement to fundraise for program.
  • Work closely with the Equipment Manager to order appropriate equipment/uniforms and to facilitate the timely issuance and return of such.
  • Work closely with internal support personnel to include Athletic Trainers, Director of Athletic Communications, Athletics Administrative staff, Compliance Officer and Game Managers in the performance of their duties.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant coaching staff.
  • Comply with all NCAA, Conference, University and Department policies, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Promote and exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship and ethical behaviors, at all times.
  • Utilize Front Rush software and recruiting programs.
  • Attend department meetings, designated events and Admissions and recruiting events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Recruiting.

Incumbent is subject to both inside and outside work; could encounter extreme weather conditions.

  • Bachelor's Degree Required, and 3-5 years coaching experience is required. The successful candidate will possess highly developed communication and organizational skills, efficiency in computer usage and a high degree of self-motivation and dedication to all aspects of the intercollegiate program.
  • Must promote and foster an environment in establishing the department's strategic direction within Salve's Mercy mission and values, which also reflects the Division of Student Affairs mission and vision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal skills required. Must have the ability to work with traditional-aged college student population. Knowledge of Window-based computer applications is preferred. Candidate must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and good citizenship both on and off the field of play.
  • Valid driver's license in good standing.
  • Current CPR, AED and First-Aid certifications.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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