Director, Cross Country and Track & Field

Job description

Title: Director, Cross Country and Track & Field

Occupational Summary

Duke University is seeking a qualified candidate for the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field program.

A successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, a strong work ethic, and high levels of integrity and honesty. Candidates must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, must be attentive to detail and accurate in record keeping, and possess an ability to work with a diverse constituency including students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff administrators, and outside contacts.


• Bachelor’s degree required

• Minimum seven (7) years of prior coaching experience, preferably at the Division I level, required

• A commitment to knowing and complying with NCAA, ACC, and institutional rules.

• Must have or be able to obtain CPR certification within 3 months.

Work Performed:

  • Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes at Duke University.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of a cross country and track & field staff to include the planning, organizing, and coaching of the Duke University cross country and track & field teams.
  • Support fundraising efforts for ongoing operation and advancement of the cross country and track & field program.
  • Offer leadership on issues related to the advancement of the cross country and track & field program.
  • Ensure compliance with University, Atlantic Coast Conference, and NCAA policies and regulations, and create a culture demanding compliance from staff and students involved with the program.
  • Direct the cross country and track & field staff in the preparation of competition; analyze tactical data and prepare accordingly.
  • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with University administration and faculty for resolution of issues as required.
  • Supervise the cross country and track & field staff in the recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, and vacation schedules.
  • Study, evaluate, and implement innovations in cross country and track & field and equipment.
  • Represent the Duke University Department of Athletics in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

How to Apply:

An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted to Collegiate Sports Associates Executive Search & Consulting

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Duke Athletics has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time