Director, Men and Women’s Track and Field
at the University of Montana invites
applications for a Director of Men and Women’s Track and
. The University of Montana transforms lives by providing
a high-quality and accessible education and by generating
world-class research and creative scholarship in an exceptional
place. We integrate the liberal arts and sciences into
undergraduate, graduate and professional studies to shape global
citizens who are creative and agile learners committed to expanding
the boundaries of knowledge and to building and sustaining diverse
Athletic Department employees and those University employees
outside the Athletic Department with NCAA rules compliance
responsibilities are subject at all times to NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and
11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively
contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. Failure to
conduct oneself as such will result in disciplinary or corrective
action up to and including immediate discharge.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to
the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad
spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in
demonstrating its five priorities for action
: Place student
success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation
in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of
“mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly
tell the UM story.
- Promote an atmosphere for compliance within the program
supervised by the coach and to monitor the activities regarding
compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators
involved with the program who report directly or indirectly to the
coach (NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168).
- Share as appropriate with assistant coaches and other sports
staff information presented at monthly head coaches meetings.
- Plan and implement a sound pre-season training program in
coordination with the strength and conditioning staff.
- Plan for all team practices to maximize time, effort, safety
- Monitor and encourage the academic progress of
student-athletes, culminating in their graduation.
- Provide for the safety and welfare of team members at all
- Work with the athletic trainers to assure all team members have
had physical exams and their athletic training needs have been
- Prepare yearly team budget and equipment requests in
conjunction with appropriate staff.
- Recruit and retain outstanding athletes to UM program who can
be academically successful.
- Promote the team, program, and University in a professional
manner at all times, while promoting positive and productive
working relationships with other staff members.
- Do an appropriate amount of public relations, recruiting, and
- Deal effectively with the various public and booster groups to
promote the respective sports program.
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract, and includes a
comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance
package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of five (5) years collegiate track coaching
- Proven ability to recruit high quality student-athletes
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Knowledge and experience with NCAA rules and regulations
- Ability to work with a wide variety of people
- Strong organizational skills
About UM and
- Coaching experience at the Division I level
- Head coaching experience
- Experience recruiting in the Northwest
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with
more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located
in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000,
surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant
recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national
forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National
Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.
Grizzly Athletics, through honoring and promoting the University of
Montana mission, retains the trust and respect of campus, alumni,
supporters and the State of Montana by graduating student-athletes,
striving for excellence, competing with integrity, and serving as a
concerned and committed partner in community life.
To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for
persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available
in alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications
from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may
request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with
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materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the
Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to
administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential
E mployment Eligibility.
All New Employees must be eligible
and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of
employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Applications received by this date will be guaranteed
consideration. Application review will begin after date above and
continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials via "New
Resume/CV" button below.
*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per
application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required
skills for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact
Montana, United States