Track & Field Coach

Benedict College, an NCAA Division II institution, and member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. Primary responsibilities of this full-time position, but not limited to, include the organization and supervision of intercollegiate cross country and track & field programs. Those responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, fundraising for the program, oversight of the budget, and management of the cross country and track & field teams.

Applicants should possess a strong coaching background and demonstrated success recruiting student-athletes. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred.

Job duties:

  • Designs, implement, assesses, and conducts all practices sessions for the Cross County and Track and Field teams.
  • Successfully manages the daily operations of the cross country, track, and field teams.
  • Recruits student-athletes within the rules and philosophy of the NCAA, SIAC and Benedict College. Evaluates talent both athletically and academically. Emphasizes academic priorities to student-athletes.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the college and the SIAC.
  • Oversees the budget for the cross country and track & field teams, including team travel and equipment, and stays within allocated budget limits.
  • Participates in fund-raising activities to supplement the cross country, track, and field budget.
  • Serves as a positive and professional role model and mentor to the student community, treating all persons with dignity and respect; prevents harassment and discrimination by coaching staff and athletes and reports all breaches of ethical behavior.
  • Maintains appropriate communications with students, other coaches, college staff, alumni, and media.
  • Plans equipment purchases with consultation with the Director of Athletics and maintains equipment inventory.
  • Supervises assistant coaches and other support personnel.
  • Assists the Director of Athletics as needed.

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