GENERAL SUMMARY: Reporting to the director of athletics, the head cross-country coach will provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the women's cross-country program. This includes coaching the team, planning, organizing, and supervising team practices; actively identifying, evaluating, and recruiting student-athletes; and working within the NCAA, USA South Athletic Conference, and departmental guidelines. The head coach is responsible for the supervision and coordination of the work of assistant coaches and graduate assistants. The incumbent will demonstrate a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring and actively encouraging participants to succeed academically and represent the College with leadership and integrity, both on and off the Court.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Coordinates all on and off-campus recruitment activities within the guidelines of the NCAA. 2. Complies with all NCAA, USA South Athletic Conference, college and department of athletics regulations and policies. 3. Provides leadership and coaching for the women’s intercollegiate cross country team. 4. Schedules, implements, and attends all pre-season, in-season, and post-season practices and contests. 5. Schedules all varsity contests; coordinates special events, hosts college tournament(s). 6. Provides financial accountability for all ASC and non-ASC cross country functions hosted by the coach/team/department. 7. Oversees strength and conditioning for the department. 8. Prepares athletes for competition and performs post-season evaluations. 9. Coordinates team travel arrangements. 10. Supervises the laundering and care of team uniforms and care and maintenance of team facilities and equipment. 11. Supervises assistant coaching staff, graduate assistants, and/or interns. 12. Ensures compliance with athletic department facility contracts, scheduling priorities, and guidelines. 13. Report weekly recruiting contact data and maintain accountability for recruiting/enrollment benchmarks. 14. Participate in designated staff functions including job-related in-service training. 15. Assists with recreation and intramurals to ensure robust recreation and intramural programming for students and student-athletes. 16. Other administrative duties as assigned.
Experience: Minimum of two years of work experience at the collegiate level with proven recruiting experience
Considerable knowledge of fitness concepts and techniques, NCAA rules and regulations, and rules and scoring.
Familiarity with recruiting techniques, high school coaches and athletes, and student-athlete concerns.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
Strong computer skills in a Windows-based environment (Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), including at least intermediate level word processing and spreadsheet development.
Ability to work with diverse populations, as part of a team, and collaborate with others.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, to maintain confidentiality, and to supervise others.
Irregular hours are required on a regular basis.
Travel required from office to other locations on a regular basis.
Coaches must comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and have a duty to cooperate with and furnish the NCAA and the College with truthful and accurate information regarding rules violations. Coaches may be suspended or terminated if found to be in deliberate or serious violation of NCAA regulations.
Coaches will be evaluated through an annual performance appraisal process and are expected to meet annual recruitment and enrollment goals.
About Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Ranked No. 1 Most Innovative School, No. 1 First-Year Experience and No. 2 Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 Best Colleges edition, Agnes Scott is a premier institution known for SUMMIT, its signature approach to a liberal arts education focusing on global learning and leadership development. We are home of the Scotties and sponsor 6 NCAA Division III sports and are members of the USA South Conference. For more information information visit agnesscott.edu.