The Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach reports to the Athletic Director, and is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the men’s and women’s varsity track and field/cross country program, under the direction of the Athletic Director, including:
• Recruiting qualified student-athletes • Coaching the team during scheduled practices and meets • Making schedule recommendations to the Athletic Director • Maintaining responsibility for expense control compliance with all track and field/cross country program expenditures • Mentoring student-athletes in their academic performance to assure timely progress toward degree completion • Directing the track and field/cross country program within the NCAA’s rules and regulations • Developing strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance and appropriate personal and social conduct • Planning team travel arrangements in conjunction with the Athletic Director • Promoting the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus • Fund raising within the community, coordinated with the Athletic Director • Planning and conducting summer track and field/cross country camps and clinics • Actively participating in campus programs • Fulfilling other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Athletic Director
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university • Proven coaching ability • Ability to recruit qualified student-athletes and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation • Effective oral and written communication skills • Thorough knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations • Sound human relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, and members of the off-campus community • Ability to operate a track and field/cross country program within budget parameters • Ability to raise funds within the community
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Montana State University Billings is the third largest University in Montana and is located in Montana’s largest city. The Senior campus, College of Technology and Downtown campus together are home to approximately 5,000 students. The University has six colleges, which offer a wide variety of degree programs to its students. Montana State University Billings employs approximately 500 employees,... who together work hard to create an outstanding University.
MSU Billings Yellowjacket Athletics program is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and competes at the NCAA Division II level with men’s and women’s varsity teams in basketball, soccer, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and golf; plus women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball (17 NCAA championship sports) and a co-educational cheer team.