MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Job Title: HEAD CROSS COUNTRY/NORDIC SKI AND ASSISTANT TRACK
AND FIELD COACH
Department: ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
Exempt (Y/N): YES
Supervisor: ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
SUMMARY: Oversee the direction of the varsity Cross Country/Nordic Ski programs and assist track and field coach
with distance events at the NCAA Division II level. Responsible for recruitment, scheduling, practice/event preparation,
budget management, fund raising and promotion. Assist the Director in a leadership role to enhance the internal and
external visibility and recognition of the Michigan Tech Cross Country and Nordic Ski programs. Work with Auxiliary
Services to maintain the Nordic Ski trails.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plan, organize and administer the university's varsity Cross Country/Nordic Ski programs.
Assist track and field coach with distance events.
Direct the recruitment of student athletes on a regional and national level.
Develop and implement practice sessions and determine needs for individual and team improvement.
Evaluate MTU and opposition team capabilities to determine race strategy and manage/prepare team for competition;
determine strategy during events.
Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the university and teams to alumni, and
campus and off campus groups.
Actively participate in fund raising activities.
Provide necessary resources to monitor and promote the academic success of student athletes.
Plan, develop, and administer budgets and budget reports.
Work with Auxiliary Services personnel to maintain the Nordic Ski trails.
Represent and act on behalf of the university.
Administrative supervision is exercised over support staff and student assistants. Carries out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable
knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Experience participating in and/or coaching cross country/nordic skiing at the college level.
Current or recent coaching experience.
Experience using personal computers and basic software packages.
Athletic recruiting experience.
Head coaching experience.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Superior communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills.
Superior organizational and administrative skills.
HEAD CROSS COUNTRY/NORDIC SKI AND ASSISTANT TRACK COACH - ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude.
Demonstrated commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated strong work ethic.
The qualifications and specifications mentioned above are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will
be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or
in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or
illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. The position will be filled based on
qualifications regardless of Race, Color, Disability, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Height, Weight, Age, Veteran, or Marital Status. June, 2003