A full-time appointment with full responsibility for coaching and training Northwestern's Women's Cross Country team. This position requires the willingness and ability to work, as well as travel, mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Responsible for the overall administration of the women's cross country program including budgeting, scheduling, recruiting and fundraising.
Full responsibility for coaching and training Northwestern's Women's Cross Country team; for developing and conducting all in-season and out-of-season sessions as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Has responsibility for psychological preparation of team in both pre-meet and post-meet; and for developing motivational approach to practices and meets.
Continue to develop comprehensive knowledge of cross country in decision-making, delegating authority, and in setting objectives.
Must be fully knowledgeable and adhere to all rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference (as applicable) and Northwestern University as amended from time to time. An understanding of rules and regulations of a cross country-only program is required.
Assist the designated Sport Administrator in the development of a nationally recognized competitive meet schedule.
Direct and manage staff of assistant coaches. Delegate and prioritize administrative responsibilities to assistants. Conduct annual staff evaluations.
Responsible for presenting to the Deputy Director of Athletics and Associate Athletic Director for Business a projected annual budget in the areas of responsibility for approval. Accountable for expense control compliance and administration of annual budget. Implement Department operational procedures and policies.
Responsible for the recruitment of top student-athletes, commensurate with the admissions qualifications of Northwestern University who are capable of successfully competing at the NCAA Division I level.
Work closely with the designated Sport Administrator to develop recruiting strategies and a pool of admissible prospects. Maintain good relations with parents of prospective and current student-athletes.
Demonstrate a strong interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with Academic Services in solving and preventing academic problems.
Cooperate with team physicians and Sports Medicine staff regarding health care and decisions of practice and participation of student-athletes.
Alumni and Public Relations
Responsible for the maintenance of sound alumni relations. In cooperation with the Athletic Development staff also responsible for promoting and participating in various alumni events.
Assist Athletic Development staff in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the cross country program and department as requested.
Responsible for maintaining good public relations with the public news media, and working with the Department's Athletic Communications department in promoting Northwestern University. Maintain amicable public relations with faculty, staff, students and media of the University, friends, alumni support groups and secondary school coaches.
Report to the designated Sport Administrator and faithfully and diligently carry out other Department-related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports in the Intercollegiate and Recreational programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Four years' experience coaching at the intercollegiate or club team level
Valid driver's license
Maintain First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications
Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources
Master's degree preferred
Five to 10 years' experience coaching at the intercollegiate or club team level preferred
About Northwestern University
The Northwestern CommunityNorthwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff.Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies.Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities.Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich op...portunities for learning.To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.The Northwestern Work EnvironmentOur two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation. To learn more about our Qatar campus, visit http://www.qatar.northwestern.edu/.The Northwestern Employment PossibilitiesWe have full and part-time staff positions available in a variety of roles.Job areas we frequently recruit for include:Office and School AdministrationInformation TechnologyHealthcare and ResearchAccounting and FinanceFacilities ManagementProfessional: Entry, Mid-level and ManagementLaw Enforcement and SecurityNorthwestern University also operates its own Temporary Center. Whether you are a first-time or transitional job seeker, college graduate, graduate student, experienced professional or retiree, we have a variety of temporary positions such as: Office Assistant, Accounting/Financial Assistant, Executive Assistant as well as various other administrative, professional and contract positions. To learn more about our temporary employment, visit our Temporary Center.The Northwestern BenefitsNorthwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including:Competitive compensationComprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverageTuition reimbursementPre-tax transit optionsProfessional development opportunitiesVacation, sick, and holiday payExcellent retirement plansWork/Life balance and resourcesDependent care matchFaculty-Staff Assistance ProgramWe also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.For more information on benefits and perks offered by Northwestern, visit the Benefits section.