Academic Staff - Assistant Track & Field / Cross Country Coach (Public May Apply)

Code: 14314 Posted: 05/15/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field / Cross Country Coach.

Under the general supervision of the Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coach, the Assistant Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coach will be responsible for assisting with the operation and management of all aspects of the program, including but not limited to: recruitment and coaching/development of student-athletes in the sprints, hurdles and/or field event(s), monitoring student-athlete academic progress, fundraising and program operations, hosting of collegiate and club/high school events and competitions, and community engagement. All work will be done in accordance with university, conference, and NCAA regulations. Due to the nature of this work, a willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends is required. This position is a campus security authority and mandatory reporter as defined by federal and state law.




  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 or more years’ experience coaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least two of the following event groups: sprints/short relays; hurdles; horizontal/vertical jumps; throwing events.  
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with multi-event (decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon) student-athletes
  • Experience coaching at the NCAA Division I or II level
  • Background of effective recruitment and retention of student-athletes




Coaching and Operations of Cross Country/Track & Field Program:

  • Identify, recruit, retain and develop student-athletes who are fits for the program and university, academically and athletically.
  • Monitor and proactively provide support toward academic success of student-athletes
  • Develop and execute training and competition plans for student-athletes within assigned event groups.
  • Oversee daily practices for any and all designated training groups during cross country, indoor, and outdoor seasons.
  • Collaborate with strength & conditioning staff to develop appropriate weight training program for maximizing student-athlete health and performance.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of travel arrangements.
  • Execute all purchasing of equipment and travel related expenses within budgetary guidelines of program.
  • Manage fundraising and designated aspects of competition and event hosting/camp/clinic operations, at the direction of the head coach.
  • Increase reach of program and athletic department through oversight and upkeep of UW-Parkside Cross Country/Track & Field social media accounts.
  • Attend staff meetings, compliance education sessions, and development opportunities.
  • Execute all responsibilities in accordance with the NCAA, UW-Parkside, University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Parkside Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive, team player attitude.
  • Represent the athletics department through collaboration with a variety of campus groups.
  • Represent UW-Parkside as appropriate with the conference and the NCAA.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Overall thoroughness, organization, accuracy, and availability of appropriate skills and abilities to perform the position.
  • Adequacy, timeliness, and accuracy in all aspects of the position to meet University, conference, and NCAA rules and guidelines.
  • Timeliness of meeting goals.
  • Willingness to make suggestions that are sound for the overall benefit of the program.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in execution of operational decisions at the direction of the head coach and administration.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
  • Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.



  • Comprehensive knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, preferably Division II, and commitment to the student-athlete concept and NCAA Life in the Balance.
  • Considerable knowledge of and adherence to NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.
  • Sufficient organization skills to direct the program academically, athletically, developmentally, financially, and socially.
  • Ability to create a positive coach/student-athlete relationship, including balancing academics with athletics and creating a supportive environment to develop athletes on and off the track in areas such as leadership, teamwork, maturity, and goal setting.
  • Ability to have excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse academic environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and troubleshoot and problem solve daily.
  • Ability to travel frequently including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work on computers/laptop for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to work with mobile devices and social media.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work with head coach, coaching staff, and Athletics department.
  • Sufficient mobility to perform coaching duties.
  • Sufficient mobility to perform event management duties.
  • Ability to drive vehicle for recruiting and travel.




UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at



Applications received by 11:59 PM May 29, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants:  (Candidates NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants: (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14314"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Track & Field / Cross Country Coach"
  • Click "Apply"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • List of three References

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

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Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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Contact Information:
If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Ryan Ridley

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Office: (262) 595-2245




Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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Contact Name: Ryan Ridley

Contact Phone: 2625952245

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