Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach

  Marion Military Institute
  Marion, AL
  College Coaching
  Posted/Updated: 05/27/22

Job Summary

SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach, the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach provides support and assistant with all aspects of the intercollegiate Cross Country/Track and Field program.


Bachelor’s degree 

Ability to objectively evaluate physical skills in the areas of physical potential and mental capability for intercollegiate athletics

Working knowledge of NJCAA rules and regulations and competitive training techniques

Excellent written and oral communication skills required

Experience competing and/or coaching at either the collegiate or high school level in one or more of the following areas (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Throws)

Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, civic, and business leaders

Ability to work as a support individual within a group setting

Ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance

Must pass required State of Alabama Background Investigation

Valid Alabama Driver’s license with satisfactory driving record is required



Master’s degree.

Strength and conditioning certification and/or experience in developing training protocols for collegiate track and field student-athletes 


In addition to adhering to general policies and guidelines specified by the Alabama Community College System’s Board of Trustees and the MMI Faculty/Staff Handbook, the successful candidate will also perform the following duties:

In cooperation with the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach, the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach develops and maintains a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with area high school coaches to recruit quality student athletes to Marion Military Institute.

Works in conjunction with the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach to encourage the development of psychological, social, and mental skills necessary for the student athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the playing field, and in future endeavors; will review quarterly grade sheets, coordinate tutoring schedules, and monitor student-athletes’ classes.

Works with Admissions and Financial Aid to expedite the registration, admission, and other administrative processing of all student athletes.

Under the direction of the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach, the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach will work with selected athletes on individual skill development.

Assists the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach in developing individual workouts and practice needs.

Arranges times for pregame meals on campus and meals for road games.

Applies discipline, when necessary, within the program’s expectations.

Supervises a team manager and conducts inventory on existing and new equipment.

Responsible for conditioning and weight training programs for both preseason and postseason.

Assists with implementing local fundraising strategies.

Serves as a role model for the student athletes by always exhibiting ethical and professional conduct.

Represents Marion Military Institute at various civic events, throughout the community.

Cooperates with MMI athletic personnel for efficient utilization of shared facilities; assists in maintaining stadium facilities utilized for track and field student-athletes.

Supports the Mission of Marion Military Institute.

Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Faculty and Staff Handbook.

Other duties as assigned.


Position involves both inside sedentary work and use of gross motor skills for instruction of track and field event techniques.

Demonstration of appropriate track and field specific skills may involve strained muscles or orthopedic related injuries from running, jumping, or throwing.


Must have current licensure for transportation of the team in vans.

Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Must have current training in First aid and CPR.

Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. 


SALARY:  Salary Schedule C3 $30,227-$35,279, based on relevant education and experience.



1. Complete application files must be received in the Human Resources Department by June 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

2. A complete application package consists of:

online MMI employment application 

Letter of interest

Current resume [Note: Resume should address how the applicant has fulfilled the qualifications, required and preferred (if applicable), listed on this job announcement].

Copy of college transcripts and higher [Note: Applicants should submit ONLY those transcripts from institutions where degrees were awarded (Associates degree or higher. Official transcripts will be required if you are offered the position)].

3. Applicant files that are not complete by the closing date will not be considered.

4. The College may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified applicants.

5. Prior to a job offer being made, applicant must submit employment verifications from current and prior education employers.


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