San José State
Athletics is an integral part of the University and
exists to promote the common good through athletic competition by
providing equitable opportunities for men and women to compete at
the NCAA Division I level. The athletics program strives to create
a diverse and inclusive environment emphasizing academics,
compliance, student-athlete welfare, fair play sportsmanship and
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The Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach is
responsible for assisting the Head Coach in organizing and managing
all phases of a Division I Cross Country and Track & Field
program, including recruiting, team travel, strength &
conditioning, student-athlete academic monitoring, public speaking,
competition scheduling, budget management, and community/donor
Brief Description of Duties
- Coaches team at practices and competitive events.
- Oversee academic and personal well-being of
- Assist in building a nationally competitive Division I program
through successful recruiting and retention of high-level
- Collaborates with Head Coach, Athletic Trainers, and Strength
& Conditioning Coach to design both academic year (in season
and out-of-season) and summer conditioning programs.
- Assist with budgeting, reconciling expenses, and proposing
purchases for sports program.
- Serve as key liaison to the broader (University) community,
engaging in alumni, fund raising, and other key stakeholder
- Organizes community service events for the team.
- Responsible for assisting in all phases of a Division I
intercollegiate track and field program which includes scheduling,
recruiting, travel coordination, budgets and fundraising.
- Must be committed to the academic goals of the university and
follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA and the
Mountain West Conference
- Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience
understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity
– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and
academic preparation – through inclusive teaching strategies and
- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
- Collegiate or professional coaching experience
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity
to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might
have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and
other comparable experience.
- Master’s Degree
- Successful NCAA Coaching or Professional/International
Athletic coach appointments are temporary by nature, expire at the
end of the term stated and do not establish any future appointment
rights. The position does not qualify for or lead to tenure but may
be extended on an annual basis.
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San José State
- Cover Letter
- List of References
enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant
percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this
position is for scholars interested in a career at a national
leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving
Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific
Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are
first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is
currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward
mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity
of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can
benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of
public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.
1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of
the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s
public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and
university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the
biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus
California State University (CSU) system.
Equal Employment Statement
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital
status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all
San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as
University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are
made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that
all San José State University employees are considered mandated
reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
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