The track and field / cross country head coach is responsible for leading all aspects of competitive NCAA Division I men's and women's cross country and track & field programs including, but not limited to: budget management, recruiting, fundraising, supervision of staff, a commitment to student-athlete health and welfare, and directing skill instruction and development. The successful candidate must be fully committed to all NCAA, The Summit League, and Western Illinois University Athletics Department policies and procedures, and will be expected to work cooperatively with all constituencies and campus units.
Master's Degree (at time of appointment) in a related field
Demonstrated competitive success and technical expertise in the instruction associated with cross country and track and field events
Progressive experience as a cross country and/or track and field coach at a NCAA or NAIA institution
Proven record of successfully recruiting college-level academically and athletically prepared student-athletes
Proven record of successful leadership and management of the diverse administrative duties attendant to an intercollegiate cross country and/or track and field program, e.g. effective budget management, travel planning, and scheduling
Proven record of knowledge and adherence to NCAA academic and compliance requirements
Proven record of promoting a program culture that values academic excellence
Proven record of promoting a program culture that values student-athlete health and welfare
Outstanding written, verbal & interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated record of success as a track and field and/or cross country head coach at a NCAA or NAIA institution
Additional Salary Information: Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Oppor...tunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.