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Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 17, 2024

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

Job Details

Hiring Department

Athletics & Recreation

Job Description

Missouri University of Science and Technology, a NCAA Division II institution in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, is accepting applications for the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country program and assistant coach for men’s and women’s track and field. The successful candidate will be a positive, enthusiastic individual who is committed to the continued academic and athletic success of student-athletes and will adhere to all NCAA and GLVC rules. The individual selected will be responsible for all aspects of operation and management in the cross country program as well as assist the head coach in track and field. Duties may include, but are not limited to, recruiting, budgeting, fundraising, scheduling competitions, planning practice, cultivating alumni, and developing game strategies. This position requires personal and professional integrity, an excellent work ethic, time management, and exceptional motivational and communication skills.

Essential Functions
  • Administers and plans all aspects of a competitive cross country program
  • Demonstrates a philosophy that emphasizes academics as a top priority for student athletes
  • Supports, evaluates, and monitors the academic performance of student-athletes
  • Develops strategies to identify, recruit, and retain high caliper student-athletes that will succeed both academically and athletically in the programs.
  • Cooperates with the athletic training staff and other health care professionals in the care and prevention of injuries and illnesses
  • Responsible for managing a budget effectively according to department and university guidelines
  • Approves and manages all team travel, hotels, meals, equipment purchases, recruiting, and all other expenses
  • Promotes an environment of strong character by establishing and enforcing rules of conduct as well as fostering an environment that leads to academic, athletic, emotional, and social growth
  • Serves as ambassador for both the cross country and track and field programs and engages with alumni, parents, and additional stakeholders
  • Responsible for annual fundraising goals and cultivating relationships with alumni
  • Ensures all student-athletes have completed required eligibility forms for participation
  • Evaluates and maintains the inventory of team supplies, equipment, and uniforms
  • Maintains collaborative working relationships with various departments throughout the campus community (i.e., admissions, financial aid, residence life, development, alumni, etc.)
  • Possesses thorough knowledge and a commitment to the rules and policies of the NCAA, the Great Lakes Valley Conference, and the University
  • Works in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coach to develop strength training and conditioning programs
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Coaching experience in cross country or distance events in track and field at the intercollegiate level
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Anticipated Hiring Range

The anticipated hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Salary is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s particular combination of education, skills, and experience, as well as organizational requirements.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Missouri provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Grade: MKT
University Title: HEAD COACH
To review the University of Missouri’s Staff Compensation Structure you can view the Job Code detail page . Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 573-341-4241.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 573-341-7734.

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Job ID 52096

Location Rolla

Department IA Varsity Sports

Job Family Athletics

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 06/17/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled


Missouri S&T II

Designated as both a land-grant and space-grant institution, Missouri S&T has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. From 1964 to 2007, the institution was named University of Missouri-Rolla, or UMR. The name change in 2008 reflects S&T’s mission as one of the nation’s leading technological research universities.

The university currently enrolls over 7,000 students and is home to more than 350 faculty, many of whom are recognized as among the top performers in their respective fields. Missouri S&T is frequently commended as a leading institution for career placement and return on investment and a top destination for engineering majors. Under the leadership of Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani and Provost Colin Potts, Missouri S&T is pursuing three primary “North Star Goals” in the coming years: growing enrollment, elevating the university’s rank and reputation, and advancing to an R1 Carnegie Classification.

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