The head coach provides overall direction to the men’s and women’s cross country program which competes in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III. The head cross country coach will also serve as an assistant for the track and field program. The head coach is responsible for program building including but not limited to planning, coaching, recruiting, retention, managing and directing the men’s and women’s cross country program. The head coach is responsible for fielding competitive teams and this will be assessed over a three to four year period. The head coach will have other responsibilities, based on experience, which may include but are not limited to: game management, intramurals; and/or teaching pending qualification review. Work is performed under general supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. This position reports to the deputy director of athletics
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field. Master’s Degree preferred
Experience: Two years coaching at high school (head coach) and/or two years coaching at collegiate level
Skill/Abilities: Valid Driver’s license. Willingness to travel, including overnight and weekends. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Operate a PC and related software.
About Bluffton University
Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, the university is located in northwest Ohio. It has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students and 16 NCAA Division III athletics teams. Bluffton’s 115-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocation.