Director of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field will lead all aspects of a highly competitive Division I Cross Country and Track and Field program including coaching; meet management; recruitment of prospective student-athletes; monitoring of student-athletes’ academic progress; compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules; alumni relations; budgeting; fundraising; and the supervision/evaluation of head/assistant coaches. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, a strong work ethic, proven ability to successfully coach all Cross Country and Track and Field events, and highest professional level of integrity and honesty. This departmental leader must respect the rights and dignity of each student-athlete, as well as display sensitivity to diversity issues and shall work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. Coach will be an ambassador for UNH Athletics and build strong relationships with institutional colleagues, high school programs and the state’s populace. Maintain a positive attitude and be a contributor to the unique UNH Athletics culture.
• Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire. Director will plan and organize the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs including training and conditioning programs; organizing practice sessions; developing and retaining athletically talented student-athletes to compete successfully within the conference, regionally and/or nationally.
• Assess talent and actively recruit talented student athletes to Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs who are suitable for the UNH academic programs. This includes traveling to evaluate abilities, phone calls, letter writing, on campus meetings and scholarship recommendations. Pass the NCAA coaches certification test, attend all mandatory NCAA compliance meetings and maintain appropriate forms and documentation to be reviewed upon request. Maintain competency with respect to knowledge of, compliance with, state and federal laws, University policies/regulations, America East Conference rules/policies, and NCAA rules. Report to the Director of Athletics any violation of NCAA, conference, and/or institutional rules.
• Encourage student-athletes to perform to their highest academic potential, monitoring student-athletes’ progress toward degree requirements to remain eligible. Monitor the retention and eligibility of student-athletes as it impacts the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR).
• Supervise and evaluate two full time Head/Assistant coaches including, but not limited to, hiring, performance evaluations, preparation of training and competition, and vacation schedules.
• Determine fiscal requirement and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify, and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds. Travel with the team, plan for equipment and supplies including uniforms. Responsible for ensuring that team expenditures do not exceed team budget.
• Develop and maintain strong alumni, parent and booster support for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs; work with booster group, and the UNH Foundation to increase annual contributions and scholarships for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs and the Athletics department.
• Represent the University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.
Acceptable minimum level of education-Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience-7-10 years
Other Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required; Masters preferred. • Minimum seven (7) years of successful coaching experience, preferably at the Division I level, required. • A commitment to knowledge and compliance with NCAA. • Dedication to the development of the student-athlete.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Salary Information • Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
• Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.