Dixie State University is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with integrity and a history of success to lead our Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field program as we begin competing at the NCAA Division I level as members of the Western Athletic Conference this year. We seek an individual who is committed to developing the entire student-athlete, both on and off the track and field, maximizing each one’s full potential. Additionally, we are seeking a coach who will embrace the Dixie State University and Athletic Department values by leading with professionalism, positivity, integrity, and passion, and the ability to inspire and mentor his or her staff and our student-athletes as we prepare them for a lifetime of impact. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Athletics, the Head Women’s Track & Field Coach will provide a supportive environment to recruit and mentor student-athletes that will best fit DSU and its athletic philosophies. Will also provide information and evaluations regarding recruits and roster development, operate under allocated budget, and accept responsibility for all equipment related to the DSU Track & Field Team. Information about DSU Athletics can be found online at https://dixiestateathletics.com/.
Provide leadership in the academic, personal, and athletic development of student-athletes at Dixie State University. Guide and supervise student-athletes relating to dormitory living and campus regulations.
Recruit student-athletes that best fit DSU and NCAA Division I philosophies for athletics who will reflect the University in a positive manner through academics and good sportsmanship.
Monitor academic progress of student-athletes in an encouraging and supportive environment that shows commitment to academic and athletic success.
Monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds. Work within budgets to organize team travel arrangements, as well as purchase and maintain necessary team equipment.
Support fundraising efforts within the Athletic department and be an active member of the Southern Utah community. Initiate Track & Field-specific fundraising events and actively participate in efforts to acquire corporate sponsorships and scholarships for the student-athletes at the University.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public through effective communication and conduct that appropriately reflects the goals, values and integrity of the University.
Provide reports and information concerning the Women’s Track & Field program, as required by the Executive Director of Athletics and/or the President of the University.
Inspect practice facilities and equipment regularly to ensure safety and proper function. Report any concerns regarding unsafe equipment or the need for repairs from outside the department to the Executive Director of Athletics, as needed.
Follow detailed oral and written instructions to ensure success of the organization and ensure compliance with all NCAA and University policies and procedures.
Direct and oversee Track & Field meets and camps on-campus.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time (12-month) at-will Athletic Coach staff position, as outlined in DSU Policy 328. Desired start date of January 1, 2021. Excellent benefits package included (see https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details).
About Dixie State University
Dixie State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to providing students with an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.
Dixie State currently has approximately 12,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring n...ew ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
The athletic programs at Dixie State are members of the NCAA Division I and participate in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
About the Area: St. George, home of Dixie State University, is located 300 miles south of Salt Lake City and 110 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. With an area population of 85,000, St. George is a tourist magnet due to its proximity to such scenic wonders as Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks, Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and Lakes Powell and Mead.