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

Assistant Coach Men's and Women's Cross Country

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 program. The goals are to 1) 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, 2) provide every opportunity for the program to compete for Conference Championships every year, 3) operate with quality and integrity in the athletic department's role as a focal point for school identity and spirit, 4) support the community through public service.

Responsibilities: 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.
  • Instruct course(s) within the Department of Kinesiology
  • 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 Director of Athletics.


  • 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 candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal background check.

Special Conditions and Salary
This is a full-time, 12 month, benefits eligible position.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 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

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at Please attach a formal letter of application, resume, statement of coaching philosophy, and a list of five professional references. Only complete applications received via the St. Edward's career website will be considered. No phone calls. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

St. Edward's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer Sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18023
Posted: 03/06/2018
Available: Immediately

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