Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Athletics Full-Time, Administrative and Professional Faculty, Exempt Position #GA020
Longwood University invites applications for the position of Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing, recruiting, and/or coaching student athletes in the fundamentals of cross country by demonstrating techniques and methods necessary for success during collegiate competition; informing student athletes of the University, NCAA, and Big South Conference rules and regulations; evaluating student athletes’ strengths and weaknesses to improve the athletes’ technique to increase the success rate during collegiate competition.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Display relevant sport knowledge and expertise– Must demonstrate in-depth understanding of sports rules, strategies, and performance principles as well as the ability to plan, organize, and conduct training sessions •Encourage and empower student athletes for academic success with a growth focused mindset – aid in monitoring the academic progress of student athletes and assist in ensuring academic success •Recruiting – scout, identify, and recommend student athletes in such a manner that encourages diversity, while maintaining a competitive team •Maintain utmost fiscal responsibility – ensure the Cross Country Program and its staff execute their professional duties in a fiscally responsible manner in compliance with NCAA, Longwood University and the Athletics Department policies and procedures •Adhere to rules and regulations with the highest of integrity – manages the Cross Country Program in full compliance with NCAA, Big South Conference rules and regulations, Longwood University and the Athletics Department policies and procedures •Community/University engagement– perform public relations functions promoting Longwood athletes in a positive manner to the media, alumni, and community. Work collaboratively with University Advancement to cultivate and promote donor relations to ensure the fund raising efforts are successful
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: •A Master’s Degree is preferred or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent training and work experience •Work experience at a NCAA Division I University is preferred with a minimum of two to three years or more in coaching •Playing experience as a NCAA Division I student-athlete preferred •Demonstrated skill in teaching, coaching, and mentoring others •Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials up to 50 pounds •Must be able to meet the University eligibility requirements to drive fleet vehicles, including passenger vans and/or mini-buses •May also participate in sports camps and clinics with approval from the Director of Athletics
Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, names and contact details of three references, “Release of Information Form” http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc , and “EEO Data Collection Form” http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf. The EEO form is voluntary. Please indicate Position #GA020 and submit documents to:
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://www.longwood.edu/media/police/solomon/2017-Annual-Security-and-Fire-Report.pdf. A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.
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About Longwood University
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th president, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.