The Assistant Women’s Cross Country coach reports to the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and assists in all aspects related to the Women’s Cross Country program. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Assist the head coach in coaching and training the Women’s Cross Country Team; conduct all in-season and out-of-season sessions throughout the year as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Assist with the preparation and organization of team meetings.
Work with appropriate Northwestern University Department of Athletics and Recreation (NUDAR) staff in preparing for all practices and meets.
Supervise team manager and/or student assistants.
Coordinate team travel specifically by being the liason to our Anthony Travel Representative for air & bus travel arrangements for away meets and practices; per diem debit card loads to student-athletes and the planning of team meals; create travel itineraries in Teamworks; and maintain ledger on budget expenditures.
In cooperation with Compliance staff, maintain countable athletically related activity (CARA) logs and practice schedules; input all practice and playing schedules into Teamworks.
Support the Athletic Communications department and Marketing department in publicizing and marketing the cross country program; responsible for NUSports.com articles and photography during the indoor & outdoor track seasons; maintain social media accounts including but not limited to Instagram and TikTok.
Work with team equipment manager to place yearly orders and organize gear for team travel; collaborate with equipment manager for distribution of shoes.
Develop and maintain all statistical performance records for individual student-athletes and the team.
Create and distribute a post-competition newsletter to alumni and friends of the program. Maintain alumni relationships through general correspondence.
Liaison with community service director to plan team community service events.
Assist the Head Coach in recruiting for the cross country program; maintain database in ARMS, identify and correspond with qualified prospective student-athletes (mailings, phone & email correspondence); schedule on-campus/off-campus visits and create itineraries; establish and maintain all files on prospective student-athletes for admissions; evaluate prospects off-campus throughout the year as allowed by NCAA rules.
Develop and maintain all recruting documents and materials as deemed necessary and appropriate with adherence to rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Develop strong relationships with high school coaches.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Previous experience as a collegiate middle to distance runner or as a cross country/track coach with middle to distance track coaching experience.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
USA Track and Field Level I certification and Level II certification in endurance events or certification through USTFCCCA Track and Field Endurance Academy preferred.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University preferred.
Access to a vehicle for team meals, practices, and recruiting preferred.
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