Head Coach Men's & Women's Cross Country & Assistant Coach for Men's & Women's Track & Field / Instructor in Physical Education

  Private College (CA)
  West Region
  Posted/Updated: 06/29/20

Job Summary


Reporting to the Athletic Director, the head men's and women's cross country coach works both independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead a competitive varsity men's and women's cross country program that promotes and models the values of leadership, scholarship, teamwork, discipline, commitment, resilience, positive sportsmanship, and high ethical standards.
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the men's and women's cross country program. This includes, but is not limited to, budget management, prompt completion of all administrative paperwork, collaboration with CMS athletics staff in the areas of sports medicine, business operations, compliance, equipment, events, facilities, and recreation.
  • Schedule all contests; work in concert with fellow CMS coaches and staff for scheduling and event management.
  • Recruit and retain assistant coaches with values that are reflective of CMS Athletics.
  • Mentor and develop coaching staff to serve the goals and expectations of the CMS athletic program.
  • In collaboration with Athletic Administration, as well as staff at all three colleges, assist with building and maintaining relationships with alumni and other program supporters.
  • Teach physical education courses in the required Physical Education program, engaging students outside the varsity teams in fitness and recreational activity classes.
  • Engage as a faculty colleague with academic peers to promote Athletics as a significant co-curricular activity with important educational value.
  • Represent CMS Athletic Department and the men's and women's cross country program at college events, faculty meetings, and in committee assignments for CMC, HMC or Scripps Colleges.
  • Represent CMS Athletic Department and the men's and women's cross country program in a positive manner within the SCIAC as well as regionally and nationally.




  • A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred.


  • A minimum of 3 years of coaching experience at the college/university level required. Five or more years preferred.


  • A valid driver's license is required to drive College-owned vehicles and the ability to be insured under the College's authorized driver's policy.


  • An evident understanding of the role of athletics in the liberal arts college environment is necessary along with proven experience in recruiting student-athletes to highly selective institutions.
  • Strong administrative, interpersonal skills, and computer/technology skills.
  • Significant interest and expertise in teaching physical education activity classes and the appropriate certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED.
  • Operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and associated professional software (such as Internet research, menu-driven databases). Demonstrate understanding of the use of technology/devices/equipment in assessing and improving division/department systems and processes to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent/strong verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, phone, and customer service skills. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of projects/tasks/duties/assignments.
  • Use strong organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.


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