Assistant Coach - Track & Field/Cross Country
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20945 Posted: 06/07/2024

Under the general supervision of the Director of Track & Field / Cross Country 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.

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Position Title: Assistant Coach - Track & Field / Cross Country

Employment Type: Full-time 12-month position

Reports To: Director of Track & Field / Cross Country

Full Time Pay Range: $38,000 - $40,000

Essential Job Functions
Key Job Responsibilities:
  1. 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. 
  2. Execute all responsibilities in accordance with the NCAA, UW-Parkside, University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Parkside Foundation policies and procedures.
  3. 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
  4. Assist with monitoring and proactively providing support toward academic success of student-athletes.
  5. Commitment to operating all aspects of the program in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. 
  6. Assist in planning and execution of team travel.
  7. Collaborate with strength and conditioning coaches on a strength and conditioning program. 
  8. Attend staff meetings, compliance education sessions, and development opportunities. 
  9. Assist with budget management and revenue generation, including camps, and clinics.
  10. Assist with the fundraising, alumni and community engagement efforts for the sport program and department.
  11. Represent the athletics department through collaboration with a variety of campus groups.
  12. Represent UW-Parkside as appropriate with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the NCAA. 
  13. 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.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Description: 

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1 year of experience as a Track and Field / Cross Country coach at the high school or college level
  • Experience coaching one or more of the following areas (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Multis)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience as a Track and Field / Cross Country coach at the high school or college level
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. 

Benefit Details:

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator:  

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
  • References

Review of Applications

Applications received by 6/21/2024 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.


Amber Marzette

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