St Edwards University
  • ATHL - Athletics
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Coach Men's and Women's Cross Country & Track and Field

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the positions of Assistant Coach Men's and Women's Cross Country/ Track & Field - Sprints and Jumps. The assistant coach will assist the university in meeting the specified goals of the mission statement and the athletic department through professional management of the cross-country and track & field program. The goals are to provide opportunities and support for SEU student-athletes to achieve academically and athletically at the highest level and provide programming and resources that help build life skills. The individual will provide every opportunity for the program to compete for Conference Championships every year and operate with quality and integrity in the athletic department's role as a focal point for school identity and spirit, support the community through public service.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Assist the head coach with coaching and administrative duties for the program.
  • Actively assist in the planning and direction of the overall practice strategy: Run aspects of practices to include:
  • instruct student-athletes in specific techniques
  • instruct student-athletes in tactical strategies
  • instruct student-athletes in proper strength and conditioning techniques
  • Make strategic decisions in contest situations.
  • Counsel student-athletes concerning academic progress.
  • Lead reflection session with student-athletes relative to community service events


  • Assist in the overall recruiting strategy and implementation of evaluating, identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes; correspondence with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist with scheduling contests and equipment purchase and organization.
  • Assist in oversight of team travel keeping budget considerations in mind.
  • Chronicle and report NCAA required data to the athletic compliance office.
  • Travel nationwide for competition and recruiting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

For consideration, Baccalaureate degree, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or Exercise Science; Masters Degree preferred. Successful background in coaching and/or participating in track or cross country; preferably at the NCAA DII level. Ability to successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within two months of hire. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Basic familiarity, appreciation, and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the university, and the capacity to articulate that role and interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of athletics at SEU. Highly motivated with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check is required.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

  1. A current resume or CV;
  2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
  3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
  4. The contact information for three professional references


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J202087

Posted: 04/ 30/2021

Available: 07/ 01/ 2021

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