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Head Cross Country Coach

Agnes Scott College
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Office: Head Cross Countr y

Reports to: Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Campus

Work Period: 11 month

Hours: Full-time

Overtime: Exempt

Job Grade: 8

General Summary: Provides leadership and oversees all aspects of the Cross Country program, to include coaching the team; planning, organizing, and supervising team practices; actively identifying, evaluating, and recruiting student-athletes; and working within federal, state and local guidelines, office/department, division and college policies and procedures; and the NCAA, athletic conference guidelines. Reports to the director of athletics and works with students, staff, officials, students and coaches from other institutions, parents, faculty, and both on and off-campus constancies.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Coordinates all on and off-campus recruitment activities within the guidelines of the NCAA.
  2. Complies with all NCAA, The Collegiate Conference of the South, college and department of athletics regulations and policies.
  3. Provides leadership and coaching for the women's intercollegiate cross country team.
  4. Schedules, implements, and attends all pre-season, in-season, and post-season practices and contests.
  5. Schedules all varsity contests; coordinates special events, hosts college tournament(s).
  6. Provides financial accountability for all ASC and non-ASC cross country functions hosted by the coach/team/department.
  7. Oversees strength and conditioning for the department.
  8. Prepares athletes for competition and performs post-season evaluations.
  9. Coordinates team travel arrangements.
  10. Supervises the laundering and care of team uniforms and care and maintenance of team facilities and equipment.
  11. Supervises assistant coaching staff, graduate assistants, and/or interns.
  12. Ensures compliance with athletic department facility contracts, scheduling priorities, and guidelines.
  13. Report weekly recruiting contact data and maintain accountability for recruiting/enrollment benchmarks.
  14. Participate in designated staff functions including job-related in-service training.
  15. Assists with recreation and intramurals to ensure robust recreation and intramural programming for students and student-athletes.


Education : BA/BS degree required; masters' degree preferred in related occupational field of study

Experience : Minimum two years of work experience at the collegiate level with proven recruiting experience

  • Considerable knowledge of fitness concepts and techniques, NCAA rules and regulations, and rules and scoring.
  • Familiarity with recruiting techniques, high school coaches and athletes, and student-athlete concerns.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong computer skills in a Windows-based environment (Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), including at least intermediate level word processing and spreadsheet development.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, as part of a team, and collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to maintain confidentiality, and to supervise others.
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes
  • Irregular hours are required on a regular basis.
  • Travel required from office to other locations on a regular basis.
  • Coaches must comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and have a duty to cooperate with and furnish the NCAA and the College with truthful and accurate information regarding rules violations. Coaches may be suspended or terminated if found to be in deliberate or serious violation of NCAA regulations.
  • Coaches will be evaluated through an annual performance appraisal process and are expected to meet annual recruitment and enrollment goals.

Expect intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, running, walking, throwing, and occasional lifting of light objects. Work is performed in an office and sports fields, courts, etc.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Health & Safety Measures

All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

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