Assistant Cross Country Coach

Assistant Cross Country Coach

Human Resources
Monday, June 23, 2014
An assistant coach is responsible for working with and assisting the head coach in all aspects of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Position Type: Full Time Staff (30 hours/week)
Department: Athletics
Reports To: Head Cross Country/Track Coach (Natnael Amare)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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  • Assist the head coach in recruiting and maintaining a quota of qualified student-athletes who meet the requirements for entrance into Texas Wesleyan University.
  • Assist the head coach in hiring, training, and supervising student assistant coaches.
  • Assist the head coach in fundraising for appropriate dollar amounts through donations or special projects.
  • Assist the head coach in effectively coaching his/her team.
  • Assist the head coach in seeing that the student-athletes meet GPA and eligibility requirements each semester.
  • Assist the head coach in developing a yearly budget and controlling spending to ensure the program does not exceed the budget.
  • Assist the head coach in planning and administration of intercollegiate meets.
  • Assist the head coach in scheduling all contests and have the complete schedule approved by Athletic Director and Faculty Athletic Committee prior to competition.
  • Assist the head coach in complying with the eligibility requirements for recruitment of NAIA student athletes and submit required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Assist the head coach in completing accurate monthly reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist the head coach in supervising student-athletes during practice and games to ensure that the highest standards of sportsmanship and integrity are maintained.
  • Assist the head coach in developing, writing and administering a yearly plan.
  • Assist the head coach in evaluating his/her intercollegiate athletic program continuously.
  • Assist the head coach in arranging for all athletic awards in their area.
  • Assist the head coach in representing the University in public presentations as needed.
  • Assist the head coach in conducting outreach activity(s) in the local community as required.
  • Assist the head coach in arranging safe transportation for student athletes at away contests and/or off-campus practices.
  • Attend clinics and workshops to achieve certification and/or to maintain skills.
  • Assist in the coordination of the department’s special activities.
  • Serve on the coaches and other committees as assigned by Provost or Athletic Director.
  • Other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Directly supervises 1-2 employees in Cross Country/Track. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the university’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum two years experience in coaching or playing sport at collegiate or university level or equivalency at lower level.


  • A valid Texas driver's license.


  • Knowledge of sport coaching required, where available certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with NAIA policies and procedures.
  • Ability and authority to drive a 15-passenger van, i.e. a safe driving record.
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate technical skills during practice.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to adhere to University & departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide and demonstrate quality customer service.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and student personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of student program planning and implementation skills.
  • Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
  • Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations, and laws regarding student athlete administration.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques with the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other University employees.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud sometimes. Must be available for varied hours, including: weekends and evenings & holidays for the team's practice and competition. Ability to travel with team to away practices and games.

To apply for an open faculty or staff position please send a current resume and a cover letter indicating position desired to:, or Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX 76105.


Contact Information

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Phone: 817-531-4403
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