This position reports directly to the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track, under the direction of the Director of Athletics. The position is responsible for program support of the Edgewood College Cross Country and Track Programs. Athletics plays an important role in the life of the campus, including but, not limited to the following: enhancing the learning experience for student-athletes, creating opportunities for uniting the campus community, publicly demonstrating the College’s values and mission, and contributing to the achievement of the College’s enrollment goals. This position will be active in supporting the College’s Mission and Vision, and will strictly adhere to NCAA, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and Institutional rules. Responsibilities:
Assist each team member in reaching their athletic potential, in a manner consistent with the College’s Values.
Teach team members proper techniques, strategies and, skills that foster growth, development of potential and, opportunities to achieve success
Support the Head Coach in developing a strong sense of team within the Program, the Department and the College.
Assist in organized and productive practice sessions
Prepare team members for high levels of collegiate competition
Support the academic and future occupational goals of each team member
Model and foster appropriate sportsmanship, competitiveness, and humility
Maintain various data bases and research data needed for scouting reports and recruiting.
Identify outstanding student-athlete candidates for Edgewood College and the Program.
Develop relationships with recruited student-athletes and parents/guardians.
Develop relationships with high school/club coaches, teachers, alumni, and others that can aid in the recruitment of student-athletes.
Organize, coordinate, and delegate recruiting tasks including recruiting correspondence via mail, email, telephone, social media and others forms as needed to coaching staff
Work closely with the Admissions Office on all recruiting activities.
Maintain a current working knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations, and assist in the adherence to them.
Assist in travel arrangements, academic monitoring, purchasing apparel/equipment, and other needs for the program.
Other duties as assigned.
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Bachelors degree in a related field from an accredited institution required
Admission to an Edgewood College graduate program
Knowledge of Track and Cross Country. Experience in competing in both or either is preferred
Must have a valid Driver’s License and outstanding driving record
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
General understanding of NCAA III rules
Ability to relate to a diverse population
Understanding of and ability to support the Edgewood College Mission and Values
Ability to relate and recruit student on the benefits of an Edgewood College Education
Specialized Technology Skills:
Comfortable with Office 365 platform
Demonstrated comfort with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources – GACT
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer
About Edgewood College
The city of Madison is generally regarded as one of the best places to live and raise a family in America. Home to three lakes, Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Wingra, Madison is a haven for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, including boaters, sailors, and bikers. As the capital, Madison is the seat of state government. It’s also home to the state’s major public university. Its public and private schools offer education that is superior.
As a member of our community of learners, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our retirement program, tuition remission for yourself and your family, and a variety of highly valued fringe benefits
We offer a generous leave program in case one is in need of personal or family care. In addition, the College adjusts hours in the summer to allow staff to have Friday afternoons off.
Between health care programs, dental care, insurance and other intangible benefits, the total compensation package at Edgewood College is outstanding. It all adds up to a great place for a career of service to our students.
Edgewood College administers all employment practices without discrimination to ensure equal treatment of employees regardless ...of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, creed, national origin or ancestry age, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. These practices include, but are not limited to, those pertaining to recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, tuition remissions, compensation, benefits, terminations, and selection for College-sponsored training.
Edgewood College admits students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. Edgewood College welcomes the rich diversity of the world’s cultures and perspectives.