This position serves as the head coach for track and field programs and as assistant coach for the cross country team. These programs compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. The head track and field coach is responsible for program building including but not limited to planning, coaching, recruiting and retention of the track and field team. This position is responsible for fielding competitive track and field teams. This will be assessed over a three to four year period. The track and field head coach will have other responsibilities, based on experience, which may include but are not limited to: game management, intramurals; and/or teaching pending qualification review. Work is performed under general supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. This position reports to the deputy director of athletics.
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field. Master’s Degree preferred
Experience: Two years coaching at high school (head coach) and/or two years coaching at collegiate level
Skill/Abilities: Valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel, including overnight and weekends. Ability to work evenings and weekends. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Operate a PC and related software.
Education/Certification: Master’s or equivalent in the field of Physical Education
Experience: Three to five years coaching at the collegiate level
About Bluffton University
Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, the university is located in northwest Ohio. It has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students and 16 NCAA Division III athletics teams. Bluffton’s 115-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocation.