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Interim Head Coach, Men's Cross Country (Part Time)

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Type: Part-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics seeks applicants for an Interim Head Coach, Men's Cross-Country. This is a part-time, 12-month position. In this role, you will be responsible for all program management including coaching, administration, coordination and recruitment of a collegiate men’s cross country program. Focuses on the total development of the student-athlete.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Manage and direct the men’s cross-country program.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and work in compliance with all University, NCAA and MAAC Conference rules and regulations.
  • Lead team administrative planning and scheduling in coordination with the head coach of women’s track and field and cross country.
  • Develop and administer a comprehensive training program for student-athletes that results in competition readiness.
  • Attend team practices and meets.
  • Recruit student-athletes who will be successful at Quinnipiac
  • Lead community service efforts for team members
  • Work in collaboration with Development and Alumni Affairs to foster alumni networks
  • Other duties, as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Experience may substitute for some of the above requirements
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience required
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous successful men’s cross country playing and/or coaching experience at the college level
  • Experience in recruiting is preferred but not required
  • Experience with the administration and coordination of a collegiate cross country program which focuses on the total development of the student-athlete is preferred
  • Proven aptitude for coaching as illustrated by a strong work ethic, organizational skills, computer skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the national cross country community
  • Ability to manage a 2-3 hour practice
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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