The Long Island University Department of Athletics is seeking a Head Coach for its Division I Men's & Women's Cross Country program. This position is responsible for leading all phases of the program in accordance with NCAA, Conference and University rules, regulations and policies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching, hiring and managing assistant coaches and staff, scheduling of events, and recruiting qualified student-athletes; supporting the academic progress of student-athletes; preparing and managing the budget; scheduling and conducting practice sessions; and, implementing strategies for developing and motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Previous coaching experience
Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Ability to interact effectively with prospective and enrolled student-athletes
Collaborate effectively with athletic department team members, university administration, and media
Successfully pass a background check
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Long Island University
One of the largest private universities in the nation, Long Island University maintains a storied legacy of championship athletics, exhibited by 23 National Championships, 200+ Conference Championships, 350+ All-Americans, 68 Professional Draft Picks and 6 Olympians.
LIU has two distinct campuses, an 11-acre self-contained campus in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, and a 320-acre campus in Brookville, New York on Long Island’s iconic North Shore. Both campuses boast state-of-the-art facilities and a devoted, passionate fan base. LIU’s student body population consists of 16,000 students from 48 states and 80 countries. Its global network of 200,000 alumni include industry leaders and numerous professional athletes.
The University was recently named by Forbes as one of ten “hot colleges in the making,” and recognized for excellence by The Brookings Institution, Colleges of Distinction and The Princeton Review.