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Head Coach, Track/Cross Country

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff



Requested Start Date:

January 3, 2023

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and practice/game schedule

Job Summary:

The Head Track/Cross Country Coach directs, coordinates and supervises while ensuring the eligibility and academic success of student-athletes. Integrates sports program into the overall mission of the University.

Employment in this position is contingent upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and Conference Affiliation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reads NCAA Rules Manual, NCAA News, Conference Manual, University Catalog, Inter/Intra-department memos, communications from prospects, peers, and alumni.
  • Composes department memos, team schedules, and player evaluations.
  • Corresponds with Athletic Director, staff, and prospects. Correspondence pertinent to the success of the program.
  • Develops and maintains contacts with University staff, faculty, students, alumni, vendors, civic and similar organizations or groups, other universities.
  • Handles or responds to budget requests, transfers, and purchases.
  • Supervises assistants.
  • Assigns to and instructs on employee duties and responsibilities.
  • Conducts daily staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates physical acts in order to teach that act to student athletes.
  • Refers to NCAA Manual and Sports Rule Book.
  • Ensures that assistants demonstrate skill with a degree of proficiency to property train student athletes.
  • Travels for recruiting, contests, and speaking engagements.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • at least four (4) years’ experience Similar position at this or other universities

Physical Qualifications:

  • Possess physical strength and agility to demonstrate plays, strategy, and athletic techniques to team members

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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