Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Alvernia University, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for the full-time position of Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach.
The Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach is responsible for managing all aspects of competitive NCAA Division III Cross Country and Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field including, but not limited to, recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes and preparing student-athletes for success through practice planning, strategy development, and skill instruction.
The Head Coach will also have responsibility to assist in the planning and programming of the Tom & Helen Flynn Complex, a 100,000 square foot field house/recreation center, which will open in Summer 2019. The Flynn Plex will contain competition space for the Golden Wolves Indoor Track & Field Program.
The Head Coach will also be responsible for tracking their student-athlete’s academic progress, maintaining appropriate records and paperwork, and ensuring compliance with all university, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), and NCAA policies, rules, and regulations.
A Bachelor’s degree and successful experience as a student-athlete and/or coach is required. Master’s degree and college head coaching experience is desired.
The successful candidate will display a record of accomplishment “on the field” as well as “off the field” having served as a mentor and coach to successful student-athletes, and will have experience in planning, organizing, and hosting track meets and special events. The ideal candidate will demonstrate and be able to communicate a commitment to the mission and core values and goals of Alvernia University. Strong organizational, supervisory, and team-building capabilities are required.
Alvernia University is a Franciscan institution rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions. True to its Bernardine Franciscan heritage, the University’s values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation, and peacemaking have shaped its character and history for nearly 60 years.
Recently, the University has grown in both educational opportunities and enrollment. Alvernia’s student population of nearly 3,000 comes from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Alvernia offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees; seven master’s degrees; and doctoral programs in leadership (PhD), physical therapy (DPT), and nursing practice (DNP).
Alvernia’s nearly 500 student-athletes compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) with Albright, Widener, DeSales, Misericordia, Lebanon Valley, Messiah, King’s, Wilkes, Arcadia, Hood, Delaware Valley, FDU-Florham, Eastern, and Stevenson.
Reading, Pennsylvania is situated between the scenic Blue and South Mountains in southeastern Pennsylvania. It features a reasonable cost-of-living with high rates of homeownership, substantial healthcare options, and a number of high quality education choices. Reading offers a mix of cultural entertainment destinations, such as the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, the Reading Public Museum, outlet shopping, minor-league sports, and concerts at the Santander Arena. The University is conveniently located an hour from Philadelphia and within an easy two- to three-hour drive of some of the world’s greatest centers of commerce, government, culture, sports, and entertainment: New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity and invites all qualified candidates to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any factor unrelated to the requirements of the position.
About Alvernia University
Alvernia is a co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 121-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer