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

McKendree University, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, is seeking applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track and Field Coach. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position located in Lebanon, Illinois.

The successful candidate will be tasked with oversight of all facets of the McKendree Cross Country program while also assisting with the indoor and outdoor track and field program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a competitive and well-rounded student-athlete experience.
  • Recruits prospective student-athletes who fit the mission and culture of McKendree University.
  • Designs and implements training and competition plans for the program.
  • Plans and hosts competitions.
  • Budget management, Fundraising and Alumni Engagement.
  • Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and institutional policies and regulations.
  • Travel is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated recruiting experience.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Relationship Building/Management: with students, faculty/staff, and administration.
  • Requires basic computer skills and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • 3+ years of successful collegiate coaching experience preferred.
  • Competitive running experience preferred.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants. 

Interviews will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #CC02 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at hr@mckendree.edu.           

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.