Academic Staff, Permanent - Men's and Women's Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach (Public May Apply)

Academic Staff, Permanent - Men's and Women's Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach  (Public May Apply)

Code: 12147 Posted: 07/26/2016


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

Under the general supervision of the Head Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field Coach, the Assistant Coach shall be accountable for all elements included in conducting an intercollegiate sport with emphasis on recruiting and coaching the sprints, short relays, hurdles and jumps. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for: insuring the safety and security of student athletes; teaching fundamental skills, techniques and strategies; evaluating team and student progress; recruiting; monitoring student athlete academic progress; complying with NCAA, conference, and university regulations; conducting fundraising activities; coordinating regional and national competitions, maintaining budgets; conducting community engagement activities; administering the team office; coordinating with the sports information office; cooperating with media; and coordinating with the facility and athletic training staffs.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least two years' experience as a competitive track and field athlete and/or coach of relevant event areas, ideally at the NCAA-I, NCAA-II, or NCAA-III levels 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA and Great Lakes Valley Conference regulations
  • Strong communications and leadership skills
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work extended hours on nights and weekends during the cross country and track seasons
  • Master's degree in related field
  • Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population


40% Promote the sport of Cross Country/Track and Field by hosting meets, recruitment, and community engagement:
  • Liaison with internal facilities manager for set-up and teardown for university-hosted high school track and cross country meets
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes and coach them in relevant event areas 

35% Organize practice schedules and training plans for track and field athletes ranging from sprints, jumps, and throws.

10% Assist head coach in monitoring student-athlete's academic progress:
  • Assist in maintaining academic eligibility of student-athletes through on campus programs
5% Organize and coordinate the fall track program.

5% Coordinate fundraising for the programs:
  • Organize, manage, and assist in team finance and fundraising for program enhancement
5% Other duties as assigned by the head coach.

Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Track and Field
  • Ability to teach the fundamentals and strategies of the sport of Track and Field 
  • Organizational skills that will allow an individual to operate a Cross Country and Track and Field team 
  • Basic knowledge of sports psychology, injury prevention, and kinesiology of running 
  • Ability to interact, communicate and work effectively with athletes and departmental staff and motivate athletes
  • Attention to detail 
  • Event management skills in order to effectively host and run a track meet or cross country race
  • Knowledge of basic NCAA Division II guidelines with a focus on Track and Field and Cross Country
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short and long-term goals
  • Skill to manage multiple tasks and problem solve
  • Ability to have sufficient mobility to perform event management duties
  • Ability to drive vehicles for travel responsibilities
  • Ability to withstand inside and outside environmental conditions; exposure to cleaning supplies
  • Ability to perform administrative duties which include using a computer and email and use office equipment such as a printer, fax and copy machine


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 August 17, 2016, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 1st review of applications will take place on August 10, 2016.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

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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:

  • A cover letter outlining qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • List of three or more professional references with contact information
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
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Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. 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.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report

Contact Name: Nancy Franzen

Contact Phone: 262-595-2245

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