Iowa Wesleyan University is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. Iowa Wesleyan University, located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa is a private, undergraduate liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Iowa Wesleyan University is a member of the NCAA Division III and invites applicants who embrace the opportunity to build and maintain a successful Cross Country program. This position is responsible for the development, coaching and administration of the IW Cross Country program. This is a full-time 12-month position that includes the full benefit package.
The administrative responsibilities of the Head Cross Country Coach include but are not limited to:
•Represent Iowa Wesleyan University and the Athletic Department in a positive manner with a high degree of integrity at all times. •Promote and support Iowa Wesleyan University and its mission. •Promote and support Iowa Wesleyan Tiger Athletics program mission and goals. •Be an active and engaged Tiger Athletics team member willing to assist others in major intercollegiate athletics initiatives such as game day management, team travel needs, and fundraising events. Nights and weekends commitments will be required. •Manage all aspects of the cross country budget. •Assist in promotion and public relations activities for Tiger Athletics. •Attend all University-wide meetings (travel, game and practice conflicts are valid absences), all Athletics staff meetings, meetings called by the Athletic Director or Vice President for Student Development, and any Athletics related workshops. •Serve on institutional committees as assigned.
The Head Cross Country Coach coaching responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Promote the Cross Country program. •Provide leadership in the planning and operation of the program. •Administer program within the policies of Iowa Wesleyan University, SLIAC, and the NCAA. •Provide an environment conducive to a high level of academic performance by team members. •Employ retention initiatives for student-athletes through collaboration with numerous University offices. •Organize and facilitate all daily practice sessions, contest preparation, competition and off-season training. •Delegate responsibilities to assistants, student coaches, managers, and squad members. •Develop and maintain a successful recruiting system while maintaining a high level of visibility within Iowa Wesleyan’s service region. •Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches. •Schedule contests in accordance with the policies set forth by Iowa Wesleyan University. •Coordinate travel and meal considerations for away contests. At times, coaches may be required to drive teams to away contests. •Hire assistant coaches in cooperation with the Athletic Director. •Organize and run summer camps to help young players improve their athletic skills and create positive exposure for IW’s athletic program. •Enforce discipline and sportsmanship behavior. •Evaluate and review the program and recommend changes and improvements to the Director of Athletics. •Provide appropriate and timely information to the SID for distribution. •Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
As a Head Coach at Iowa Wesleyan University applicants must possess the following requirements.
A Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s Degree is preferred
3 years of collegiate coaching experience
Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules as well as Iowa Wesleyan University policy.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment
Proven ability to recruit and retain student-athletes
Additional Salary Information: University's full benefit package is available
Iowa Wesleyan University is a fully accredited, coeducational liberal arts university. Founded in 1842, it has a rich history of innovation in education, pioneering in the sciences, educational opportunities for women and service-learning, to name just a few. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare.