Head Cross Country Coach
Working Title Head Cross Country Coach
Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a Head Cross Country Coach. This position is housed in the athletic department and will report to designated administrative sport supervisor, the Women's & Men's Head Track & Field Coaches and, ultimately, the Director of Athletics. It is the responsibility of the Head Cross Country Coach to work closely with the Head Coaches to design, organize, implement, facilitate, oversee and evaluate all facets of a Big Sky, NCAA Division I assigned sport program. Several components of this job include, recruiting, and public appearances of the . This position provides educational, monitoring and supervisory components, as well as working within a shared facility. This person will work closely with the equipment sports medicine, strength & conditioning, and classified staff, as well as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Success and Assistant AD for Compliance. Will also work collaboratively with relevant constituent groups on campus.
It is also the responsibility of the Head Cross Country Coach to study and know all policies and procedures integral to the University, Big Sky Conference and NCAA rules compliance. Will assist in the direction, develop and management of all aspects of the assigned sport program including but not limited to; recruiting, talent evaluation, conducting training and development of student athletes within the team concept, scheduling, budget management, supervision of additional staff and monitoring academic progress of the team.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU event and sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
Travel will be required for a minimum of 25 nights per year. Must be able to work nights and weekends to adjust for practice and competition times.
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt or, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at [email protected]Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
- Valid Drivers License.
- Minimum of three (3) years experience in coaching, organizing, executing, and evaluating collegiate-level cross-country and long distance running programs.
- Obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within the first 60 days of employment.
- Pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test for off campus recruiting within 30 days employment and annually thereafter.
- Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity
- Master's Degree in a related field.
- Minimum one (1) year coaching collegiate distance runners at elevation (3000' - 6000'+)
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