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Assistant Track & Field Coach

Bradley University

Bradley University

East Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

The Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.

This twelve-month, full-time position is responsible for assisting with all phases of a Division I Cross Country and Track & Field program to include:

  1. Training and Coaching:

    • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs for distance runners, focusing on both individual and team goals.

    • Conduct regular practice sessions, providing technical expertise, motivation, and guidance in all aspects of middle and long distance running.

  2. Recruitment and Scouting:

    • Assist in identifying, evaluating, and recruiting talented distance runners who fit the program’s athletic and academic standards.

    • Maintain relationships with high school coaches, athletes, and scouting networks to identify prospective student-athletes.

  3. Athlete Development:

    • Monitor and evaluate the performance and progress of athletes through performance analysis and individual meetings.

    • Provide feedback and guidance to athletes on technical skills, race strategies, and mental preparation.

  4. Academic Support and Compliance:

    • Monitor the academic progress and well-being of student-athletes, ensuring compliance with NCAA academic eligibility requirements.

    • Collaborate with academic support services to facilitate academic success among team members.

  5. Team Administration:

    • Assist in the planning and organization of team travel, competitions, and related logistics.

    • Assist in the planning and organization of equipment.

    • Contribute to the overall administration of the cross country and track and field program as assigned by the head coach.

  6. Promotion and Public Relations:

    • Assist in promoting the program through social media, community engagement, and alumni relations.

    • Support fundraising efforts and participate in public relations activities to enhance the program’s visibility and support.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; past experience as a cross country and track athlete and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Candidates must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; proficiency with computer applications; a commitment to excellence and sensitivity to cultural differences and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references with telephone numbers. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Visa sponsorship is not eligible for this position.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students’ opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Bradley University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, HSA, and retirement plan options. Bradley also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees and dependents through the Tuition Remission program.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.