To lead, coach, develop and administer all aspects of the Men’s Cross Country program. To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head track & field coaches in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the track & field program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the track & field program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding training strategies, competitions, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the track & field program to constituents).
- Strong knowledge of track & field/distance training programs, skills and strategies, particularly in the distance events.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
- Six years competitive experience and/or coaching track & field at the high school or collegiate level.
- Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Department Contact for Cover Letter Porscha Dobson, Director of Track & Field/Cross-Country Equal Opportunity Employer
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
- Plan, organize and conduct individual and team practices, training and competitions.
- Teach and implement skills and strategies.
- Set and communicate appropriate goals and expectations for individuals and team.
- Maintain team discipline and the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship.
- Meet competitive goals for program.
- Demonstrate a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsel team members and consult with appropriate College staff as necessary for resolution of issues.
- Contribute positively to the goals of the College and educational experience of student-athletes.
- Work closely with department administrators to coordinate recruitment activity.
- Communicate frequently and effectively with admissions representatives.
- Develop and implement an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to:
- a) identifying qualified student and talented athletes;
- b) building and maintaining prospect database;
- c) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail;
- d) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, and
- e) organizing campus visits; Maintain knowledge of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
- Contribute to the recruitment goals of the College.
- Know and comply with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and work to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
- Actively seek to ensure that staff members, athletes, and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships.
- Train, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
- Assign coaching, recruiting and administrative responsibilities to assistant coaches and other staff.
- Coordinate the search for and hiring of assistant coaches.
- Oversee all aspects of the financial management of the men’s cross country program.
- Prepare budget recommendations (allocated and Friends).
- Plan, monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of all funds within confines of budget.
- Work with travel coordinator to make arrangements for competition, recruiting and professional travel.Work with the Associate Athletic Director to develop an appropriate competition schedule.
- Work cooperatively and effectively with numerous support areas and personnel: facilities and operations, business office, sports information, marketing and promotions, athletic trainers, equipment staff, strength and conditioning.
- Represent Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the men’s cross country program in a positive manner to various internal and external constituencies including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, community, media, etc.
- Work with Varsity Athletics Communications and Marketing/Promotions to develop informational/promotional materials and events.
- Actively promote Dartmouth and the men’s cross country program through the media, speaking engagements, camps, clinics, and community involvement.
- Develop alumni interest in and support for men’s cross country through “Friends” group, alumni events, regular communication and other means.
- Effectively encourage financial donations to the program.
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