MidAmerica Nazarene University, a premier Christian University located in Olathe, KS, is seeking applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Track and Field/Throws Coach. MNU is a member of the Heart of America Conference and the NAIA. This is a part time, seasonal position. Qualified applicants should possess a proven track record in leadership of student athletes. Candidates should exemplify the principles, guidelines and covenants of MidAmerica Nazarene University and possess experience in administration at the intercollegiate level. In addition, candidates should possess leadership skills, demonstrate a commitment to the highest ideals of sportsmanship and academics, as well as developing and maintaining a positive student-athlete experience. Candidates for the above position should possess a commitment to Christian higher education, model servant leadership, and be willing to assume the duties listed in the following general position description.
12 month stipend and tuition remission coaching position
Stipend from hire until December 2020. Stipend plus tuition remission starting January 2021.
Coaching responsibilities in the throwing events.
Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Provide assistance with academic goals and objectives of the team.
Provide for the safety and welfare of team members at all fitness levels working closely with the athletic training staff to ensure all student-athletes have had physical exams, proof of health insurance and their athletic training needs have been met.
Recruit and retain outstanding student-athletes to the MNU Track & Field/Cross Countryprogram who excel academically; coordinate contacts with recruits and their families; yearly recruitment goals set by the head coach and the university.
Represent the athletic department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events as requested; assist with coordinating community service projects, leadership training, and outreach activities as part of the NAIA’s Champions of Character program.
Other duties as appointed by the Director of Track and Field.
Successful experience coaching or competing in the throwing events.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards, including making oral presentations to groups and contributing to the development of high qualitywritten materials which reflect positively on the University.
Ability to consistently demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to the University, both on the telephone and in person.
The ability to remain calm in crisis situations, to act decisively, and to apply sound judgmentin determining appropriate action regarding interventions, assistance and referral of students to other University staff members.
Ability to prioritize and deal with several tasks concurrently, while maintaining flexibility, high energy, creativity, and attention to detail.
Ability to quickly and easily get to know many students and the ability to work alternative hours when student issues or programs require it.
Ability to use new technologies to accomplish team and departmental goals.
Ability to assist in organizing travel preparations, assist driving vehicles and work a varied schedule which may include night and weekend hours.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Two to five years of collegiate playing and/or coaching experience including effective leadership and communication is preferred.
Interested individuals who meet the criteria outlined above should submit all of the following documentation to be considered for the position.
List of professional references (minimum of 3 with phone number and email address included)
Statement of faith, including details on how Christian faith impacts coaching (1 pagemaximum).
Forward the required documentation to Nate Wiens via email or mail.
Or by mail to: MidAmerica Nazarene University, Atten: Nate Wiens/Track & Field, 2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062.
Questions may be addressed to the above email address or by telephone to 913-971-3362.
Statement of Faith: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational, Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion,* age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.
About MidAmerica Nazarene University
MNU is located on a 105-acre campus in Olathe: the fifth-largest city in the state of Kansas. More than 60% of traditional undergraduate students live on campus in our 9 residence halls. The 10 academic buildings across campus include the 40,000 square foot Bell Cultural Events Center, a state-of-the-art Virtual Patient Center and Simulation Nursing Studio and our newly remodeled Mabee Learning Commons. We are a Christian university that nurtures Christlike community, pursues academic excellence and cultivates a passion to serve. These commitments are rooted in three of our most enduring values. PIONEERING SPIRIT - Innovation both inside and outside the classroom creates hands-on learning opportunities in each major. PURPOSEFUL LIVES - We believe God created you to serve a unique purpose; we will help you discover your calling and pursue your career. PASSION TO SERVE - Here you’ll find a total commitment to servant leadership: students serve the needs of others around our city, country and world.MNU is a NAIA institution located in southwest Kansas City and competes in the Heart Of America Athletic Conference.