The Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach position is a 12-month, limited appointment. The head coach is responsible for organizing and directing of all operations of the UW-River Falls men’s and women’s track and field program.
Head coach responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •25% Recruiting and retaining quality student-athletes •20% Preparing athletes and teams for competition •15% Practice organization •5% Mentoring student-athletes/player evaluations •5% Organizing, directing, and supervising a staff of assistant coaches •5% Operating within allotted program budget/purchasing/fundraising •5% Coordinating practice and event schedules •5% Game management/Coordinating team travel to away events •5% Promoting the athletic program, and attending Athletic Department staff meetings •5% Directing the program within the guidelines of NCAA, Conference and Institutional rules and regulations •5% Additional duties as assigned
Competitive and/or Coaching Experience at the high school or collegiate level
Experience recruiting and retaining a diverse group of successful student-athletes
Strong commitment to the academic achievements of the student-athlete
Demonstrated commitment to student-athlete character development
Ability to communicate and organize with student-athletes within the rules and regulations of UWRF, WIAC and NCAA DIII
Ability to work well within a diverse staff and environment
Ability to set challenging goals and seek continuous improvement
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment
Ability to demonstrate leadership characteristics within athletics and throughout the university
About University of Wisconsin-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.