Head Coach- Women's Track and Field



Position Title

Head Coach- Women's Track and Field



Position Reports to (Position Title)

Athletic Director or Designee

Effective Date



Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

Primary responsibilities are to oversee all aspects of Division I Track and Field program including, but not limited to, coaching, scheduling, recruiting, travel arrangements, budget management, student-athlete development, fundraising and other duties assigned by the the Athletic Director or designee. Candidates must be committed to the academic and athletic success of the student-athletes. 


Supervisory Responsibilities

Assistant track and field coach(es) and graduate assistants


Overseeing all of the following duties as assigned:

  • COACHING – Responsible for:
    • Implementation of short term and long term training plan.
    • Coordination and communication of daily practice schedule/lineups with coaches and SA’s.
    • Tracking and monitoring progress and development of team members.
    • Safety for S-A’s and coaches
  • SCHEDULING – Responsible for:
    • Schedule of all practice and competition.
    • Submitting schedule to Finance and Compliance Office for final approval prior to initiating contracts.
    • Coordinating and submitting practice schedule to athletics operations.
    • Coordinating training plan with strength coach, athletic trainers, and class schedules of SA’s.
  • RECRUITING – Responsible for:
    • Compliance with NCAA recruiting rules and completing associated paperwork in a timely
    • Passing NCAA Coach’s Recruiting Test each year.
    • Initiating phone calls, emails, visits with prospective S-A’s.
    • Coordinating and making arrangements for unofficial visits.
    • Recruiting students who will be an asset to the University and Department of Athletics
      and graduate in a timely manner
  • FINANCIAL AID- Responsible for:
    • Understanding NCAA regulations.
    • Consistently updating team rosters.
  • TRAVEL – Responsible for:
    • Initiating process for all travel arrangements and submitting reports within 48 hours of return.
    • Scheduling/reservations of hotel rooms, bus travel, and air travel for competitions.
  • EQUIPMENT/APPAREL – Responsible for:
    • Assist Director of Cross Country/Track & Field and Assistant Coaches in care and maintenance of all equipment, apparel, and facilities. 
  • ACADEMICS - Responsible for:
    • Supporting all JU Athletics policies on classroom attendance, study halls, progress reports, and enforcing disciplinary actions. 
  • FUNDRAISING- Responsible for:
    • Getting prior approval from the supervisor prior to initiating a fund raising activity.
    • Communication with alumni and parents to develop future donation opportunities.
    • Being available for departmental fund raising activities.
    • Following guidelines established by department, university, and the NCAA for fundraising
  • PAPERWORK- Responsible for:
    • Completing all paperwork by established athletic department and NCAA guidelines.
  • MEETINGS – Responsible for:
    • Attending and contributing to all Department of Athletics meetings and requested functions.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of NCAA Division I Rules and Regulations.
  • Mastery of the sport of distance running.
  • Ability to safely drive a 15 passenger van.
  • Ability to lead, guide, and direct volunteers, and student-athletes.
  • Willingness to form relationships with constituents, and fundraise.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

Minimum Work Experience:

  • Collegiate experience as coach or athlete

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NCAA Division I rules and regulations.
  • Proven recruiting and fundraising abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform essential job duties or have special accommodations arranged in advance.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume, cover letter, & list of references, along with a completed JU Application to Dee Brown at dbrown50@ju.edu