Head Coach, Track & Field – University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Institution: University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Location: Wise, Va.


Job Description

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for a Head Track & Field Coach. This is a new program that will compete in both the indoor and outdoor seasons beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year. Head Coaches oversee all aspects of a sports program and assume primary responsibility for all activities of a team. They are responsible for the same duties as Assistant Coaches, however, they operate with additional authority, independence, or level of complexity. Head Coaches ensure the sports program strategy and objectives are in alignment with the mission and goals of the Department of Athletics and University. They adhere to the rules and regulations outlined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and South Atlantic Conference (SAC).
UVA Wise is a 4 year liberal arts college located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, and is a division of the University of Virginia. The College is a Division II school, competing in the South Atlantic Conference. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Construct a strategic recruiting plan that targets student athletes who are academically eligible and athletically competitive.
• Hire, train, and supervise a small or large staff team.
• Define team and player goals and implement plans to achieve them.
• Monitor expenses, analyze cost projections and trends, identify resource allocation, and maintain a balanced and accurate budget.
• Maintain detailed and current knowledge on all NCAA, SAC, College, and University rules and regulations related to the sports program, ensuring all those associated with the program remain compliant.
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with prior successful track & field coaching experience. To apply, please visit Job Openings | UVA HR (virginia.edu) and complete the online application process, attaching a letter of interest and resume. UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Work is performed in the process of coaching student-athletes within a sports program.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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NCAA Division II

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