Sterling College, a four-year private Christ-centered, liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas, seeks applicants for the Director of cross country and track. This is a full-time staff position with other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
A qualified candidate must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and support the Christian character and mission of Sterling College. The candidate must also possess a clear understanding of and ability to articulate the essentials of a Christian liberal arts college.
· Oversee and organize and direct all activities of the men’s and women’s cross country/track program.
· Advise student-athletes with academic or personal problems.
· Direct recruitment and retention of prospective student-athletes
· Perform community service and fundraising projects.
· Oversee facility and budget, and coaches
· Comply with all NAIA, KCAC rules and regulations.
· Other duties as required.
Essential Job Functions:
· Must be able to push, pull and lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
· Must be able walk up and down stairs.
· Be able to coordinate movement of the fingers and hands to open and close as well as have the adequate dexterity and strength to complete tasks.
· Be able to use upper extremities to frequently press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or upward.
· Frequently bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
Founded in 1887, Sterling College’s mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With 680 students and 39 full-time faculty, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. The City of Sterling is a progressive town of about 2,600 with a very cordial relationship with the college. Sterling has its own medical clinic and a progressive public school system. The local economy is based on farming, ranching, oil, and small manufacturing companies. Hutchinson (pop. 40,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 300,000) is about 65 minutes away.