Skip to Content

Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Assistant Distance Track Coach

Date: December 8, 2021

Position Title: Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Assistant Distance Track Coach

Department: Athletics

Position Requirements and Preferences

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Experience: Coaching experience required.  Collegiate coaching experience preferred. Experience coaching two teams at one time preferred.


  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams;
  • Independent decision making, ability to exercise good judgment, and use of critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent interruptions, hectic pace, and interaction with students, staff, alumni, and the public;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential


  • Assist to administer your program to be in total compliance with William Penn, NAIA and Conference regulations and policies.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of your budget(s). All purchase orders, expense forms and check requests must be submitted in a timely manner to the Athletic Director.
  • Monitor and submit all required documentation to the Director of Compliance and NAIA to assure eligibility for student-athletes.
  • Maintain the scholarship average designated by the University for all student-athletes in your program with direction from the Athletic Director.
  • Coordinate and oversee an ethical process for recruiting and retaining student-athletes for your program. Each program is required to maintain FTE numbers as established by the University.
  • Attend all athletic department meetings.
  • Coordinate all team travel plans with the Transportation Director in a timely manner.
  • Assist the SID with news releases, media guides and other team related materials.
  • Be a positive role model for your team and monitor discipline guidelines with your team.
  • Assist with an updated annual inventory of equipment, uniforms and supplies.
  • Monitor attendance and academic performance of your team members.
  • Consistently communicate with Admissions with your recruiting information.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Work with the Champions of Character Representative to assure that your program is fulfilling NAIA guidelines.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Athletic Training Staff.
  • Be loyal and supportive with the Athletic Department staff, Administration and Faculty.
  • Will support the performance management system used by William Penn University and do formal quality reviews of your subordinates as per the guidelines established.
  • Oversee supervision of facilities to assure there is no unsupervised activity.
  • Assist with supervision of other home activities as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

Reports to: Director of Athletics

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Full-Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Resume and Cover Letter sent to:

Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.