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Head Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Coach
Date Posted 08/20/2020
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota leads a competitive NCAA Division III men’s and women’s cross country and track and field program that aligns with the University mission, fosters academic success, and provides service-learning opportunities for student athletes. The ideal candidate adheres to the NCAA Division III philosophy, possesses outstanding communication skills, exhibits dynamic leadership and motivational abilities, strives for excellence in teaching and student-athlete development, has highly effective recruiting skills, and thrives in a collaborative team environment. Specific responsibilities are to:

  • Work within the University mission to provide a competitive, unique, and memorable collegiate athletic experience for student-athletes
  • Instruct student-athletes in individual and team skills 
  • Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes within the scope of MIAC, NCAA, and university guidelines with targeted admission annual goals in building up these programs
  • Monitor team and individual academic success and degree completion
  • Maintain a program compliant with NCAA, MIAC, and University rules and guidelines
  • Build, develop, and maintain contacts and relations with athletic alumni and benefactors
  • Partner with the Development office to raise funds for the program in conjunction with university, department, MIAC, NCAA guidelines
  • Oversee all necessary administrative responsibilities for the program
  • Manage the program budget
  • Coordinate and supervise assistant and seasonal coaches
Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Effectively instruct student-athletes on the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport
  • Recruit qualified student-athletes
  • Work cooperatively with athletic conference peers and officials
  • Uphold the marketing brand and positive image of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

A relevant bachelor’s degree required, master's degree preferred. Experience with competitive coaching at the high school, collegiate, and/or club level required. 

This 12-month position requires regular travel and the ability to work nights and weekends. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Brian Sisson
Contact Email bsisson@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V