Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Athletics invites applications in a national search for the position of Associate Head Coach for Women’s Track and Cross Country. This full-time position is responsible for assisting the head coach with coaching, recruiting and day-to-day operations of the Division I women’s track program and serving as head coach for the Division I women’s cross country program in accordance with NCAA, conference and University rules and regulations while: 1) creating an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teaching student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) winning championships.
The associate head coach must have a philosophy that maintains a competitive Division I program that values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes and emphasizes the core values of:
•Innovation and vision
•Hunger for excellence
•Integration of athletics into UAB’s educational mission
•Sportsmanship, class, and respect
•Inclusiveness, gender equity, and diversity
Traditional associate head coach responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching effectively in practice and competition, energetic and engaged recruiting, evaluation of opposition and game strategies, promoting an atmosphere of compliance, managing the program’s equipment, and coordinating team travel. The associate head coach also assists the head coach when necessary with scheduling and budget management, fundraising, and building relationships with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Minimum required experience: two years of related experience
Preferred experience: two years of successful collegiate track coaching experience at the Division I level; Division I track competition experience
An understanding of and commitment to the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, when properly implemented, can play in the educational development of UAB student-athletes
Possession of a thorough knowledge of the game, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and an ability to enhance player development
Leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics
Ability to recruit qualified student-athletes to an academically competitive institution
Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division I rules
Ability to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities regarding compliance of all individuals involved with the program
Ability to work successfully with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community
Ability to motivate and develop student-athletes academically and athletically
Ability to work evening and weekend hours
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities and international student-athletes
Proficiency with computer applications and general office software
Internal Number: T185478
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually on the state.