The Head Coach for Men and Women’s Cross Country/Events and Engagement Coordinator holds a dual role at Post University. They will coach and manage the men and women’s cross-country teams at Post University and coordinate and work with the Director of Events on all University and athletic-related events. They will recruit, retain, plan, and direct student-athlete training and assess individuals’ abilities and skill levels to determine appropriate positions within a team.
- Monitor and assist with the strength and conditioning program.
- Coaching of the team, including practices planning and implementation, individual and team coaching, and other coaching duties as assigned.
- Assist the head coach with the academic support of current student-athletes, including study hall monitoring, individual academic tracking and meetings, class checking, and other duties as assigned.
- Provide input in the evaluation and improvement of our student-athletes.
- Pass the NCAA recruiting certification test.
- Plan all aspects of team travel within budgetary limitations.
- Coordinate as well as work with the Director of Events on all University and athletic-related events, including but not limited to golf outings, alum engagements, banquets, guest speakers, special functions, and promotional and marketing activities.
- Coordinate on and off-campus recruiting activities, including prospect evaluation, database management, correspondence, phone calls, and other duties.
- Plan for fundraising and other special functions within the overall athletic department fundraising and development program framework.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:
- Bachelor’s degree or extensive relevant experience.
- Collegiate coaching and playing experience.
- Familiarity with various hardware/software used within a University/Athletics setting.
- Proven leadership ability.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, student-athletes, and potential recruits and their families.
- Excellent communication, written and oral skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to NCAA Division II guidelines and regulations.