Summary: The Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field oversees all aspects of the Track and Field Program. Mars Hill competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to the academic success of the student-athletes in the program that leads to graduation through a positive collegiate experience. The Head Coach reports to the Director of Athletics.
Responsible for compliance with NCAA, SAC and Mars Hill University policies and regulations
Organize individualized and team instruction with emphasis on teaching all skills and strategies associated with the sport
Oversee day-to-day program administration
Recruit and award scholarships to quality student-athletes who are committed to the University’s mission
Schedule travel, officials and meals for team
Provide academic support and oversight for all student-athletes
Works with the Sports Information Director regarding rosters, publicity, player awards and promotions
Oversee player development and evaluation
Responsible for fundraising and community service activities
Develop and maintain positive alumni relations
Manage the program budget
Hire and supervise staff
Inventory and order supplies and equipment
Manage travel to include booking hotels, vans, buses, etc.
Supervise an effective strength and conditioning program
Ability to lead, mentor and motivate student-athletes
Represent the institution and the department in a positive and professional manner
Responsible for any other assignments or details required by the Athletic Director
Participation in fundraising activities
Acceptance of service on University committees
Membership and active participation in professional organizations
Attendance at convocations, staff meetings, graduations, etc., if at all possible
Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree with a successful coaching background in Track and Field. Strong communication, organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to produce and manage a Track and Field program are important.
To apply, submit a letter naming the position, a completed college application (available here) and your resume via email to:
Mars Hill University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
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Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each other, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.