Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country

Posted on December 17th, 2021 by Travis Dix

Since 1859, Averett University, a Carnegie Engaged University, has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with five graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional campuses throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

Averett University, a Division III member of the NCAA and USA South is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country. This position is a full-time coaching position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and successful coaching, playing, and/or teaching experience is required.
  • 2 year’s coaching experience at the intercollegiate/professional level is preferred
  • Strong management skills, recruiting experience, computer/technology skills, and strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record required.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and conducting practices and contests in all aspects necessary in running competitive programs
  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse group of qualified student athletes for successful participation at the varsity athletic level
  • Fiscal Planning and Budgeting for the programs
  • Competition strategizing
  • Supervising, mentoring and evaluating an Assistant Coaches
  • Advise and supervise team members, captains, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) team representatives and team managers
  • Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the coaching profession adhering to all college and professional sport association guidelines
  • Conduct the program in compliance with all NCAA, USA South Conference and the University’s rules, regulations and values
  • Serve as game administrator at intercollegiate contests as assigned by the department and/or assist in other assigned duties in support of the department and programs

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring communication, both in-person and by telephone
  • Visual acuity required to perform duties to include oversight of activities of others, use of computer, driving, reading, etc.
  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, function well in a noisy and distracting environment, and work closely with others as part of a team
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license required
  • Frequently will need to strength move or carry 10-25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent standing, sitting (meetings, driving, riding), and walking
  • Occasional work requiring reaching and handling of supplies/files/paperwork, bending to retrieve items from low shelves/cabinets or twisting.
  • At time may experience time pressure or emergency situations
  • At times may need to push/pull items such as drawers, tables, chairs; stepping up on stools.
  • At times may need to use office equipment such as printer, copier, fax, scanner, cameras, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, etc.
  • Primary work location is outdoors
  • Work environment typically does not include an environment that is hazardous to health and safety, although will require extended periods working outdoors, sometimes in extreme temperatures, with noisy conditions, and wetness/humidity

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Selection Committee, Athletics Department, Averett University, 420 West Main St., Danville, Virginia 24541

Email address: trackfieldcoachsearch@averett.edu

Please note:

  • As a condition of employment, Averett University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status. Inquiries related to the University’s compliance with Title IX should be directed to Averett’s Title IX Coordinator, Amanda Estabrook, at titleix@averett.edu. Additional contact information, reporting options, and the University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy can be found at https://www.averett.edu/about-us/title-ix/. Inquiries may be made externally to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: https://www.ed.gov/ocr.
  • Averett University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, can be found at https://www.averett.edu/wp-content/uploads/9.30.21-ASR-for-2020.pdf.
  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.