Head Coach Women’s Track & Field – Hamline University

Institution: Hamline University

Location: St. Paul, Minn.


Job Description

Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.


The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and administrative direction for day-to-day program operations which primarily involves coaching, program planning, and recruiting.


  • Educate and instruct student athletes in the training of their sport
    Instruct student athletes about physical health, teamwork and safety
  • Set an appropriate leadership example in all professional and personal activities
  • Ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct governing student athletes (includes activities when traveling as representatives of the University)
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement to administer program as head coach including:
  • Prepare daily practice schedules
  • Develop a competitive meet schedule
  • Prepare meet line up
  • Collaborate with the athletic trainers on injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation; and on practice and game day coverage
  • Collaborate with in-house NCAA compliance coordinator (SWA) on eligibility of student athletes, practice and game schedules, and any hardship requests (if necessary) due to medical issues
    Prepare and submit all required pre-season and end-of-season forms to the SID, administrative assistant, facilities coordinator and athletic trainer
  • Organize and maintain accurate inventory of team uniforms and equipment
  • Plan team banquets/year end awards
  • Conduct both short and long range planning for all facets of the program
  • Hire. direct, and supervise PT (seasonal) assistant coaches (salary to be recommended in consultation with Associate Athletic Director)
  • Determine strategy, identify and actively recruit prospective student athletes
  • Manage a fiscally sound operating budget
  • Maintain appropriate, professional office hours during the year
  • Maintain an office space suitable for hosting recruits
  • Work cooperatively with departmental personnel, attend staff and MIAC meetings and activities, and represent the University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, media, and general public
  • All other duties as assigned


This position reports to the Athletic Director and Director of Track and Field Operations.

This position will hire and supervise PT (seasonal) assistant coaches (1-2) and student employees (1-2)


This position is responsible for the following budgets: Women’s Track and Field (in collaboration with Director, Track and Field Operations)


Knowledge of all applicable NCAA rules
Familiarity with financial management/good practices
Experience and sensitivity working with students from diverse backgrounds


Bachelor’s Degree
1+ year previous coaching experience or competitive college play as an athlete


Master’s Degree
3+ years college coaching experience
Previous college recruiting experience
Familiarity with Front Rush (recruiting tool) or similar

CPR/AED/First Aid certification


Must be able to perform the following essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Requires the ability to work evenings and weekends for sport, recruiting, or departmental activities
Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time
Ability to lift at least 25 lbs on an occasional basis
Requires the ability to travel off campus during the season (locations dependent upon schedule)


This is a full time, 1.0 FTE, exempt position, 12 months a year
All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application.

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Full-Time, Head Coach, Track and Field

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