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Assistant Coach, Track and Field & Cross Country

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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OverviewMacalester College seeks to hire a full time Assistant Coach for Track & Field and Cross Country in the area of sprints, jumps, hurdles, and multi-events.The Assistant Coach will support the Director  of Track & Field and Cross Country in all aspects of a NCAA Division III program as needed. This Assistant Coach will be a primary coach and recruiter for the sprints, jumps, and hurdles events.Responsibilities

Practice and Competition:


  • Organizes, prepares, and conducts safe and strategic individual and team training sessions and competitive strategies for sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers.  
  • Serves as a primary coach for the track and field non-traditional (fall) season. 
  • Executes appropriate coaching decisions during practice and competition and ensures the welfare of the student athletes representing their program.  
  • Represents the college and its athletics program with honesty, integrity and sportsmanship at all times, to various institutional programs and students, parents, the general public, alumni and external agencies.
  •  Develops a positive, professional relationship with officials, league personnel, and coaching colleagues.



  • Provides successful recruitment, yield and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes in a rigorous academic environment.  
  • Serves as an effective recruiter for the sprints, jumps, and hurdles, working within the parameters of Macalester, MIAC and NCAA rules.  
  • Executes a recruitment strategy resulting in healthy roster numbers and a competitive program against scheduled opponents.


Game Management, travel, and equipment:


  • Assists with the preparation and event management needs at home competitive events.  
  • Assists in the coordination of special events including recruiting, alumni, the Mac Hac, and student-athlete recognition functions. 
  • Arranges and supervises transportation, lodging and meals in connection with off-campus competition.  
  • Ensures that the team represents the college at the highest level while off-campus. 
  • Helps manage equipment replacement and inventory of uniforms.
  • Assists with cross country practice including driving vans and helping to record times during practices and competitions.


  • 1-3 years of successful collegiate coaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Knowledgeable in practice and training modes, competitive strategies and effective, sustained, and results oriented recruiting program.  Creates a positive, organized and enriching experience for the student athletes involved in the program.
  • Effective teaching methods and excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • General proficiency in current office computer technology, including admissions and recruitment software.
  • Management and organization of recruiting records and all information necessary for the operations of the program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work within the framework of college policies, MIAC regulations, and NCAA Division III philosophy and rules.
  • Works with various departments and personnel at the college such as the Registrar's office, Dean of Students, and other campus offices to aid in the development of a positive student-athlete experience.  Contributes to a positive team-oriented working relationship within the athletic department and with departmental staff




This is a full time position with access to Macalester’s Benefits Package. 


Application Guidelines:


For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. This position will be posted until filled. 


All inquiries for this position can be directed to:


Jaclyn Howard

Talent Acquisition Manager

[email protected]

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.BenefitsMacalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit for more information about benefits at Macalester College.Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at [email protected]


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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