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Head Coach Cross Country

Takoma Park, Maryland
Head Coach Cross Country
Athletic Department

Position is open until filled

For best consideration, apply by July 1, 2018

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The candidate would be expected to plan, organize and direct all aspects of the cross country program. They will be responsible for the scheduling of games, travel and practices within university policies as well as the athletic departments mission. They will also be responsible for the assistance of alumni and athletic activities related to the program. Candidate must have working knowledge of NAIA compliancy rules and recruiting of student athletes.
  • Manage coaching staff and team managers
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Manage team budget
  • Direct player development
  • Scheduling events
  • Daily practice plans
  • Manage travel
  • Monitor NAIA and university compliances
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends University events and required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; prior coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred; valid state driver’s license
Personal Characteristics:
Must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the ability to establish and maintain positive learning environments for students and collaborative relationships with colleagues. Must also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The work environment characteristics include extreme degrees of heat, pests, dust and dirt which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is occasionally required to travel locally.

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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