University of Maine at Fort Kent is seeking to hire a Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach. This position will coach intercollegiate Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, recruit as permitted by USCAA rules, conduct on-the-field teaching and coaching. This position requires frequent travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. In addition, it is anticipated that this position will include Coaching Men’s and Women’s Cross Country beginning in Fall 2024.
This position will also include secondary responsibilities in Athletics to service the athletic program and the University. This will be determined by the area of departmental need and the related background of the successful candidate to service the institution in this administrative capacity.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the starting salary is $40,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
Prior related coaching experience
Knowledge of rules and statistics
Familiarity with NCAA/NAIA/USCAA standards, rules, and procedures
Excellent communication skills
Ability to deal with a wide variety of people in a courteous, tactful and efficient manner, organization skills, detailed-oriented, and ability to meet tight deadlines
Ability to be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
Previous collegiate Track and Field playing experience
UMFK’s mission is to nurture and engage a diversity of undergraduate learners and aspiring professionals through affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs. The faculty, staff, and surrounding communities help students develop into engaged and productive citizens who appreciate the natural environment and cultural opportunities in the immediate area and across the globe.
Taught by full-time faculty, our average class size is 16 students to one faculty member. Our students come to us from throughout the United States as well as approximately 30 countries.
The great outdoor environment of the St. John Valley at the northern stretch of the Appalachian Mountains and forests of New England provides UMFK with abundant resources for learning and research, as well as easy access to the joys of outdoor sports and nature activities. The University and surrounding communities also play important roles in preserving, cultivating, and celebrating the Franco-American/Acadian culture in the St. John Valley and housing one of two Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes in the nation. UMFK is the only institution in the United States located at the cen...ter of the French culture of northern Maine, eastern New Brunswick, and western Québec, offering opportunities for students to study and live in a bilingual region.