Head Cross Country and Track Coach – Palm Beach Atlantic University

Institution: Palm Beach Atlantic University

Location: West Palm Beach, Fla.


Job Description

STATUS: Full-time 10 Month

AVAILABLE: Until Filled

SUMMARY: Palm Beach Atlantic University’s (PBA) Athletic Department is seeking applications for the position of Head Cross Country and Track Coach. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, PBA is a non-denominational Christian University, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the the Sunshine State Conference (SSC). This is a full-time 10-month position. The Head Cross Country and Track coach will be a positive, energetic leader who is responsible for the overall management of the Cross Country and Track (long distance focus) program with student-athlete welfare as a guiding principle. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a diverse and dynamic cross country and track (long distance focus) program including, but not limited to: managing the day-to-day operations, recruiting academically, athletically and mission-fit student-athletes, assisting with fundraising, budget management and hiring support staff. Management of the program must adhere to all budgetary guidelines, as well as University, Sunshine State Conference (SSC) and NCAA rules and regulations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to adhere to the university and department policies, procedures and regulations, and laws, bylaws, rules, policies, regulations and constitutional provisions of the NCAA, Sunshine State Conference and PBA. Requirements of this position include the recruitment of quality prospective student-athletes to ensure team performance and to meet program objectives, as well as teaching and coaching student-athletes to develop and acquire the tactical, technical and physical components of the game. Oversight of the academic progress of student-athletes is integral in the role.

Essential duties of this position include primary oversight of the administration of the Cross Country and Track program, including budget management, fundraising, practice and competition and team travel, as well as working with the athletic training staff and strength and conditioning coach relative to the health and safety of the student-athletes. The position includes supervision of the support staff, including their hiring, training, evaluating and mentoring.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate and counsel student-athletes on the requirements of personal conduct, academic performance and athletic performance are a requirement for this position. Leading by example, the successful candidate will excel in the demonstration of professional conduct and ethical behavior.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, as is, a minimum of three (3) years of Cross Country and Track experience.

Job Categories

NCAA Division II, Full-Time, Head Coach, Cross Country, Track and Field

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