Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
The Athletics Department at Menlo College seeks applications for the position of Head Distance Track and Cross-Country Coach. This is a full-time, 11-month, exempt position, and reports to the Director of Athletics. The descriptions of responsibilities below are intended to be a descriptive but not necessarily all-inclusive list of specific responsibilities.
The Head Track and Cross-Country Coach shall be responsible for the recruitment and retention of student-athletes and program development to produce successfully performing athletes. This individual must be committed to a holistic approach to developing student-athletes as leaders in the classroom, in the community, and on the court.
The Coach must be able to provide leadership, management and strategic planning for the track and cross-country programs. This will include budgeting, fundraising, staffing and staff development, supervision of program implementation, facilities planning and management, and evaluation of program effectiveness.
The position will abide by all NAIA, GSAC Conference, and Menlo College Athletic Department rules and regulations. Failure to follow NAIA rules will result in my immediate dismissal from all duties.
•Provide leadership in responding to student needs and college issues related to Menlo’s athletic program.
•Effectively coordinate the recruitment of student-athletes within Menlo College admission standards and policies established by the College and the NAIA.
•Establish a written set of aims goals, objectives, and values for the track and cross-country programs.
•Ongoing professional development opportunities for self and staff relating to coaching and recruiting strategies and techniques for the purpose of enhancing the program’s competitiveness and the development of his or her student-athletes.
•Actively promote, publicize, and enhance a positive image for Menlo College.
•Determine budget requirements for maintaining and developing the track and cross-country programs. Control spending and monitor the budget.
•Assure that all staff and student-athletes comply with appropriate Menlo and NAIA policies and regulations.
•Evaluate and recommend revisions to policies regarding travel, schedules and other issues related to the track and cross-country programs.
•Develop a comprehensive plan to foster community service projects, academic success, campus engagement and character development.
•Responsible for the on-going management, supervision, and development of the track and cross-country coaching staff. Conduct annual performance evaluations of staff.
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred in related field.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
A thorough knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations.
3-5 years coaching experience at the intercollegiate level
A dedication to the success of student-athletes in their academic and athletic endeavors and a commitment to integrity, general equity, and diversity are essential.
Ability to supervise, direct, and manage the track and cross-country programs.
Ability to work non-traditional schedules, including nights and weekends.
Prior fund-raising experience preferred.
About Menlo College
Menlo College is a tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Faculty members teach and mentor from their perspectives as scholars, entrepreneurs, managers, and community leaders. Menlo College attracts students from all over the world, young adults who are committed to learning, play intercollegiate sports, start and lead organizations, and volunteer in the community. In support of experiential learning, all business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship prior to graduation. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship. The Menlo College Internship Program is designed to help students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings. Menlo’s internship program was deemed the most innovative in the state in 2019.
The campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator overflowing with opportunities for experience-based learning.
In recognition of the quality of Menlo’s program, the College was named “Best in t...he West” by The Princeton Review for the eleventh straight year in 2020. AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has brought additional recognition to the quality of the Menlo College experience: AC Online named Menlo as one of the 4-year colleges in California with the best lifetime return on investment (ROI). For more about Menlo College, please visit www.menlo.edu.