Director, Track and Field

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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

Director, Men and Women’s Track and Field

Grizzly Athletics at the University of Montana invites applications for a Director of Men and Women’s Track and Field . 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 communities.

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
  • 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 and skill.
  • Monitor and encourage the academic progress of student-athletes, culminating in their graduation.
  • Provide for the safety and welfare of team members at all times.
  • Work with the athletic trainers to assure all team members have had physical exams and their athletic training needs have been met.
  • 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 development work.
  • Deal effectively with the various public and booster groups to promote the respective sports program.
Position Details
  • 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 wellness program.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years collegiate track coaching experience
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Coaching experience at the Division I level
  • Head coaching experience
  • Experience recruiting in the Northwest
About UM and Grizzly Athletics

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 links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
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 state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

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 experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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