Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach-Recruiting Coordinator – Hood College

Institution: Hood College

Location: Frederick, Md.

Salary: $3,300 Stipend Annually

Job Description


The assistant coach/recruiting coordinator, working in athletics, under the general direction of the Director of Athletics, will assist the head cross country/track coach in the daily and long-term operations of the programs. The cross country/track & field assistant will be, under the general direction of the cross country/track & field head coach and will assist in recruiting qualified student-athletes to the program, instruct and develop the student-athletes in the practice and meet setting, assist with meet preparation and community involvement. Instruction should include, but not limited to the rules, strategies, and techniques relating to practice and competition in this sport. This position requires travel with the team to scheduled sporting events. Evening and weekend work is required to support sporting events or special projects scheduled by Admissions. The assistant coach provides administrative support to the College’s NCAA Division III program. The assistant coach will also support the mission and goals of the athletic department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Recruiting (60%)

Assist the head coach in developing a recruiting strategy to achieve recruiting goals as pre-approved with the Director of Athletics.
Work with head coach and Office of Admission to recruit qualified prospective student-athletes, both incoming freshmen and transfers to Hood College. Included are off-campus contacts, e-mails, phone communication, and evaluations as well as serving as a Hood College representative during on-campus prospect visits.

Coaching, Instruction, and Team Administration (40%)

Assist with provide one-on-one or teach instruction on related skill development and critique, rules, technologies and strategies;
Assist the head coach to organize and conduct practices during the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field seasons (as defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the sport. Non-traditional (or out of season) season practices may be required;
Assist the head coach to serve as the representative of the department and the College during team travel;
Assist the head coach in management of operational budget issues: Participate in uniform and equipment purchase process; help plan and coordinate team travel under the supervision of Director of Athletics’ office; help develop and implement fund-raising strategies;
Assist the head coach to complete in-and off-season scheduling for the program. Work within NCAA guidelines regarding start of season, dates of competition and end of season;
Represent the Department of Athletics at all on-campus Admissions Open Houses and/or other predetermined events;
Other duties as assigned by the head coach.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of cross country/track and field are required.
Coaching and/or collegiate athletic experience in track and field is preferred.
Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
Must have valid driver’s license.


Bachelor’s degree required. Proven successful coaching and/or competitive experience in the sports of cross country and/or track and field, with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience, at the collegiate level. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.

Technology Skills

Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Proficient with internet and email.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or others.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts in a timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which require submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Part-Time, Assistant Coach, Administrative, Cross Country, Track and Field

How to Apply

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