Whatcom Community College welcomes applications for a Head Cross Country Coach. The Head Coach for Men's and Women's Cross Country provides leadership and direction for the cross country programs for Whatcom Community College (WCC). Reporting to the Director for Athletics, the successful candidate will teach long-distance running skills at the collegiate level, hire qualified coaches to assist in the development of student-athletes, develop, manage, and assess budgets and equipment adhering to WCC athletic policies, and ensure academic and athletic eligibility of all men's and women's cross country student-athletes. In collaboration with the Athletics Department and student-athletes, the head coach is also responsible for fundraising for their programs.
Include but are not limited to:
Administer, lead, and direct the men's and women's intercollegiate cross country program.
Teach individual and team skills and strategies; build, develop, and evaluate teamwork; develop and enforce training rules.
Monitor and support student-athlete academic performance, leadership, and progress.
Scout and recruit student-athletes who are qualified both academically and athletically for intercollegiate competition.
Establish, develop, and maintain positive relationships and effective communication with local area high school and university cross country programs.
Conduct intercollegiate programs in accordance with NWAC and college rules and regulations.
Develop collaborative and collegial relationships with the other coaches, student leaders and staff in the department and campus community.
Fully participate in athletics activities including departmental meetings, outreach and fundraising events, and other relevant functions as needed and requested.
Develop and create schedules for both teams to compete as a part of the NWAC.
Report results to the NWAC office after all contests.
Work closely with the college marketing and communications staff to develop website, media, and promotional materials. Organize fundraising activities to enhance and develop athletic programs.
Inventory and track assigned athletic equipment.
Understand, administer, and comply with the policies and procedures of the Athletics Department as outlined in the Whatcom Community College Athletic Handbook.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Education, Communications, Human Services, Social Science, Counseling, Student Development, or related field.
Cross Country coaching experience with athletes of high-school age or above.
Current First Aid/CPR certification (or will obtain if selected).
Valid unrestricted Washington state driver's license.
Strong work ethic, organizational ability, planning, and program development.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff within a campus community; and the ability to foster positive resolutions when conflicts occur.
Demonstrated ability in teaching and team building.
Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and coordinating schedules.
Academic advising particularly when working with student-athletes.
Program fundraising and development.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.
Salary and Appointment:
$6,000 stipend. Additional campus employment may be available based on the individual's qualifications and interest.
Tentative start date is February 1, 2020, or as soon as can be arranged with the successful candidate.
Application Due Date:
For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 4:59 pm. Position open until filled.
To apply please visit us at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/whatcomcc
Additional Salary Information: Additional campus employment may be available based on the individual's qualifications and interest.
Internal Number: 00301
About Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Community College (WCC) is a public associate and applied baccalaureate degree granting institution with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually on its beautiful 72-acre campus in Bellingham, Washington. WCC's core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness – describe the College's values and goals to create a thriving learning community that supports excellence, opportunity, and equity for students, faculty, and staff. Whatcom offers transfer degrees, an applied baccalaureate degree, professional and technical training programs, basic education, job skills, and community and continuing education classes. Programs and courses are offered through face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities to promote access for a diverse student population. The College is committed to equal opportunity and believes diversity of experiences and cultures enrich our campus community. WCC has been selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute based on its outstanding and equitable student outcomes (Aspen Institute, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017). The College is accredi...ted by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. For more information about WCC, please visit www.whatcom.edu
Whatcom's campus is located in Bellingham (population 86,720). Bellingham showcases a strong commitment to education and is regularly rated on "best of the Northwest" lists. The 12th largest city in Washington State, Bellingham is midway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The city is surrounded by the rural landscape of Whatcom County (population 212,540), which is home to a thriving network of farms and scenic wilderness. As you explore our community, you'll discover historic neighborhoods, waterfront cities, farmlands and mountain towns all within a few dozen miles of each other. Bellingham and Whatcom County are known for their outdoor activities and being ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita. Whether your idea of fun is visiting galleries, watching live theater, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, or unwinding with a good book, you'll love Bellingham and Whatcom County. To learn more about Bellingham, please visit: http://www.bellingham.org