As an integral member of the Athletic program, the Men’s and Women's Cross Country Coach (fulltime) is primarily responsible for coaching and instructing the Cross Country teams of Spartanburg Methodist College. The Coach also recruits and manages these teams in accordance with the rules of the NJCAA and the mission and values of Spartanburg Methodist College and serves as an advisor to the Athletic Director in all issues pertaining to the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams. The Coach must execute all of the responsibilities of this position with unfailing integrity, a commitment to excellence and an emphasis on the academic success and growth of the student-athletes in the program.
Major Areas of Responsibility: •Plan and implement a program of intercollegiate Men’s and Women's Cross Country in accord with the standards and goals set by the College. •Train and develop student-athletes into a Men’s and Women's Cross Country team of at least 12 women and 15men who will represent the College with skill and sportsmanship. •Develop and implement strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels both as individuals and as a team. •Instruct student-athletes on personal and athletic development, including counseling team members in academic and disciplinary matters, when appropriate. •Work closely with all College departments to advance student-athlete academic progress and potential. •Schedule and conduct training of student-athletes during regular practice sessions. •Create long-term player development plans for the technical, tactical and physical development for individual members of the team. •Oversee conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer to ensure that student-athletes are physically prepared for competition. •Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes. •Develop a recruitment plan with the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office to attract excellent student-athletes to meet the recruiting goals of the College and participate fully in implementing the plan. •Schedule games, practice times, facility and vehicle usage. •Participate in fundraising efforts that benefit the athletic programs of the College. •Supervise all aspects of the work of volunteer coaches.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: •Knowledge of and ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the College, Region X and the NJCAA. •Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. •Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discretely. •Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds. •Excellent organizational skills and efficiency in recordkeeping. •Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the College community and members of the public. •Attention to detail and follow through. •Ability to work independently to perform assigned tasks.
This position is open until filled.
Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete job description access the Spartanburg Methodist College website at:https://www.smcsc.edu/human-resources/work-with-us/cross-country-coach-mens-and-womens/
Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.
Education: Master's Degree preferred, Bachelor's (or Bachelor's in progress) accepted.
Experience: Coaching experience at the college level or participation in intercollegiate athletics
About Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population (38% first generation, 52% minority, 59% Pell) within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.