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Women's Triathlon Head Coach

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Head Coach of Womens Triathlon will start/administer an NCAA emerging sport program of 2-10 student-athletes. This includes coaching, recruiting, contest scheduling, supervising sports personnel, budget management, student-athlete mentoring and ensuring program compliance with NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. The Head Coach will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques; insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication. The Head Coach will demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects or initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Coaching & Mentoring Student-Athletes - Daily interaction with student-athletes which includes individual and group meetings, teaching skills & technique, season planning, preparing and executing daily practices, traveling and coaching for all scheduled team and individual competitions, interacting positively as a mentor and role model for student-athletes, and achieving performance goals of the program.
  • Recruiting Student-Athletes - Research, organize and maintain a recruiting database for optimal program recruitment of prospective Student-Athletes. Recruiting duties include travel to evaluate and contact at prospects practices and competition, communication with high school and club level coaches, direct communication with prospects.
  • Administrative Duties - Including but not limited to: organizing and conducting team travel; equipment, apparel and swim suit ordering and organizing, alumni relations.
  • Prepare a five-year strategic/championship plan for womens triathlon that encompasses all aspects of team administration.
  • Work collaboratively with fundraising division to generate additional resources to support the programs growth.
  • Adhering to all NCAA and University of Denver rules and regulations with respect to all parts of the position. Upholding the highest professional standards and ethical behavior. Exhibiting a positive and cooperative attitude and behavior with respect to all aspects of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Displays a growth mindset.
    • Knowledgeable in the sport of swimming, cycling and running with respect to relevant technique and skill.
    • Demonstrates a positive coaching philosophy.
    • Solution oriented.
    • Ability to communicate clearly, honestly and effectively.
    • Hard working.
    • Ability to recognize athletic potential in prospects.
    • Competitive.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree.
    • One year of collegiate head coaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters degree.
    • 3+ years of collegiate head coaching experience.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 8.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $63,000 - $73,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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