UCCS looking for cross country/track coach

published June 19, 2007

Job Description

Head Track & Cross Country Coach
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Number: 00415509

Nature of Work
Head coach the varsity men's and women's cross country and track and field teams for intercollegiate competition at a nationally competitive level.

Professional Field
Intercollegiate Athletics as a head coach.

Supervision Received
Position is supervised by the Athletic Director.

Supervision Exercised
Supervises one or more assistant and/or volunteer coaches for Cross Country and Track and Field.

Examples of Work Performed
Train varsity men's and women's cross country and track teams for intercollegiate competition at a nationally competitive level.
Develop and implement 5 year, annual, seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily plan for practice and development.
Develop and implement game plan.
Maintain and increase knowledge of cross country and track, training and coaching techniques.
Supervise the training, development and placement of staff personnel.
Evaluate prospective student-athletes.
Develop and maintain correspondence for prospective student-athletes.
Schedule, coordinate and supervise official and unofficial visits of prospective student-athletes.
Supervise National Letter of Intent Signing and Athletic Financial Aid Contracts.
Monitor academic performance of student-athletes.
Counsel student-athletes.
Insure compliance with all UCCS and NCAA regulations regarding academic eligibility requirements.
Plan and coordinate Division II cross country and track schedule within NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and institutional guidelines.
Supervise home game administration.
Plan and coordinate team travel and lodging.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of track and field, training and coaching techniques
Understanding of, or ability to learn, the NCAA forms and compliance requirements.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
High school or collegiate experience as a head or assistant coach.

Salary Range
$28,000-$32,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Background Check
Successful Candidate must pass a background check to include license and educational verification, prior employment verification, sex offender registry check, criminal history, and credit history.

FLSA Exempt/Non Exempt
The University follows Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA

Application Process
For full consideration, applications and nominations should be submitted no later than July 10th, 2007. The review process will begin on July 11th, 2007 for those applications received by July 10th, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to jwood2@uccs.edu or by mail to:

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Attention: Jessica Wood
Head Track & Cross Country Coach Search
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Further information about the university is available at www.uccs.edu

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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