Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Track/Cross Country Coach reports to the Head Track/Cross Country Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of the NCAA Division II intercollegiate track/cross country program, including: recruiting and retaining qualified student-athletes and mentoring them in their academic performance to assure their academic success and timely progress toward degree completion and graduation; assisting in developing strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance required to build and maintain a competitive, high quality, GNAC and NCAA Division II track and cross country program; coaching and supervising the track and cross country teams during scheduled practices, competitions, and other events; and developing strategies to ensure the appropriate personal and social conduct on-campus and off-campus of the student-athletes, including exemplary sportsmanship.This position will also: remain current on all trends, methods, and innovations related to track/cross country coaching; make schedule recommendations to the head coach and plan the teams’ travel arrangements in consultation with the head coach; maintain responsibility for expense control and stay within approved budget parameters; assist the track and cross country programs within all NCAA and conference rules and regulations, as well as all state, university, and departmental policies, procedures, and regulations; develop strategies to ensure the establishment of a safe environment for the track and cross country student-athletes; promote the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus and actively participate in and contribute professionally to the Athletic Department, the University, and the Billings community; fund-raise within the community in order to meet established fund raising goals for the track and cross country program; plan and conduct track and cross country meets, clinics, and camps; establish and maintain an active Yellowjacket Track and Cross Country Booster Club; and fulfill other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach and Athletic Director.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Proven coaching ability; two or more years of track and field/cross country coaching at high school or college level
Ability to recruit and retain qualified student-athletes and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation
Effective oral and written communication skills
Effective computer skills
Sound human relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, corporate sponsors, boosters, parents of student-athletes, and members of the off-campus community
Ability to operate an intercollegiate track and cross country program within budget parameters
Ability and willingness to raise funds within the community
Ability to pass the NCAA Division II recruiting test prior to beginning duties at MSU Billings
Ability to obtain certification of First Aid/CPR/AED prior to beginning duties at MSU Billings
Collegiate participation in track and field/cross country
Expertise in throws, sprints, hurdles, or vertical & horizontal jumps
Thorough knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations
REVIEW DATE: Applications received by June 27th will receive priority review; however, the position is open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The Univ...ersity opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.
MSU Billings Yellowjacket Athletics program is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and competes at the NCAA Division II level with men’s and women’s varsity teams in basketball, soccer, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and golf; plus women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball (17 NCAA championship sports) and a co-educational cheer team.