Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach – Soka University of America

Institution: Soka University of America

Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Job Description

The Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field coach will assist the head coach in all aspects of the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs. Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Recruitment of quality student-athletes who will be a good fit for the program
Design and implementation of off-season training programs
Design and implementation of in-season training programs
Travel and coach during competitions
Focus on student-athlete retention, including monitoring academic progress
Participate in program fundraising activities
Assist in hosting home contests at both the college and high school level
Assist head coach with administrative duties such as scheduling, travel, budget
Facilitate the personal development of student-athletes by focusing on areas like values and ethics
Represent the university and team in a professional manner at all times
Required qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree (either in an area related to duties), from accredited institutions
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of students and staff
Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence
Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organizational, time management, and leadership skills
High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, and spreadsheets
CPR and First Aid certification
Preferred qualifications:

Recent professional experience in coaching at the collegiate level or beyond
An established record of success in both dual meets and invitationals
Previous record of success in the recruitment and retention of student-athletes
A clear record of success and commitment to the academic progress of their student-athletes
Experience managing summer activities and youth sports instruction
NCAA, USATF and/or Coaches Associations memberships
Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to:

Human Resources

Re: Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

Soka University of America

1 University Drive

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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