Assistant Coach Cross Country & Track
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 19995 Posted: 08/07/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Under the general supervision of the Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach, the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach will be responsible for assisting with the operation and management of all aspects of the program, including but not limited to: scheduling, budgeting, recruiting, fundraising, practice and competition planning, student-athlete development, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, hosting camps, 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.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall management, leadership and execution of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross-Country program, fostering a positive educational and competitive environment on and off the competition surface.
  • Execute all responsibilities in accordance with the NCAA, UW-Parkside, University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Parkside Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the planning, organizing, and management of the program; to include but not limited to:
    • Development and implementation of competition strategy/techniques both individually with student athletes and in groups
    • Continual education of student-athlete skill development and mental/motivating techniques for competition
    • Scheduling and supervision of practice sessions and competitions
    • Recruiting student-athletes
    • Monitoring and maintaining the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
  • Assist with monitoring and proactively providing support toward academic success of student-athletes
  • Commitment to operating all aspects of the program in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Assist in planning and execution of team travel.
  • Collaborate with strength and conditioning coaches on a strength and conditioning program.
  • Attend staff meetings, compliance education sessions, and development opportunities.
  • Assist with budget management and revenue generation, including camps, and clinics.
  • Represent the athletics department through collaboration with a variety of campus groups.
  • Represent UW-Parkside as appropriate with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the NCAA.
  • Consistent with NCAA Bylaw 11 and institutional procedures, Coach understands and agrees that if Coach is found in violation of any NCAA or conference legislation or fails to report a violation, he/she shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Standards of Performance

  • 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.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • 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 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience as a Track and Field student-athlete or coach at the college level
  • Experience coaching one or more of the following areas (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Multis)
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

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

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 08/21/2023 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

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

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates 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.


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