Associate Head Track and Field Coach – Southern Nazarene University

Institution: Southern Nazarene University

Location: Bethany, Okla.

Salary: $40,000.00

Job Description

Track & Field Associate Head Coach
Full Time / Salary / Benefits
REPORTS TO: Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2021

The Track & Field Associate Head Coach will assist the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach in providing leadership for the Southern Nazarene University Track & Field Program. While assisting in all aspects of the Track & Field Program, they will play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative responsibilities, player/team spiritual development, daily team training, evaluation and recruitment of student-athletes, academic monitoring, and skill development of student-athletes. There will be a heavy emphasis on recruiting Track & Field student-athletes to grow the overall numbers in the SNU Track & Field Program. Also, this person will be an integral part in helping SNU Athletic and University Administration along with the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach in developing a long-term strategic vision/plan for Track & Field facilities on SNU property. This position must work within SNU, the GAC and NCAA guidelines to
provide student-athletes an exceptional collegiate experience while competing for championships. They must have a strong Christian commitment with a vital Christian faith and lifestyle while being supportive of the evangelical Mission of Southern Nazarene University.

Required Qualifications:
● Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU Mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered community.
● An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion, and equity.
● They need to possess strong character traits and ministry values that express what God can do through them in impacting the coaches, student-athletes, SNU employees and outside persons with whom they interact.
● Needs to passionately support and articulate the University Mission.
● Must have at least an earned bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.
● Five years of successful coaching experience and collegiate level coaching
experience is preferred.
● A heartfelt commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
● Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies.
● Demonstrate experience working and implementing initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
● Highly organized and skilled in problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Essential Functions:
● Recruit NCAA Division II level Track & Field student-athletes ensuring timely submission of their academic records for admissions
● Direct Assistants in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate SNU Track & Field Program as directed by the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
● Work with Financial Aid and Compliance to determine accurate communication and implementation of scholarship awards
● Monitor academic progress and progress towards graduation of student-athletes, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed
● Monitor Chapel attendance and lead by example with regular attendance
● Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of SNU Track & Field and SNU Athletics
● Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and Conference regulations as directed by the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
● Coach team members individually and in groups, demonstrating Track & Field techniques
● Assist in the coordination of strength and conditioning programs for student athletes
● With direction from the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach, help manage
operational, budgetary, and administrative activities for the SNU Track & Field Program
● Work with the Director of Compliance to ensure adherence to all NCAA Division II, Conference and University rules by student-athletes, supporting staff and volunteers
● Continuing education within the sport of Track & Field
● Pass all certifications/testing for NCAA Division II
● Maintain SNU Track & Field facilities and equipment
● Be a Christlike example and create opportunities for student-athletes to grow and develop spiritually ensuring consistent movement towards SNU’s Mission “To make Christlike disciples through higher education”

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Generous benefit structure including family health insurance plan (shared cost), long term disability, dental insurance, group life insurance, retirement matching, tuition remission, vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holiday

Job Categories

Full-Time, Assistant Coach, Cross Country, Track and Field

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