Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach

Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach 

Angola, Indiana


Trine University invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach.  The University is a member of the NCAA Division III and competes in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position of Assistant Coach for Cross Country/Track and Field will report to the head coaches for track and field and cross country.  This position assists with various aspects of helping to build nationally ranked men’s and women’s teams.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement training plans for various event groups in track and cross country
  • Identifying and recruiting potential student/athletes for track and cross country
  • Assisting in the development of a positive team culture
  • Home meet management
  • Travel with the team and may need to make travel decisions while on the road
  • Manage social media presence regarding both the track and cross country teams
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

A bachelor’s degree is required.  Previous experience as a collegiate student/athlete or coach is preferred. Ideal candidates will have experience, or are open to, coaching the long jump, triple jump, high jump and/or javelin.  

Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, as he/she will be responsible for driving the team vehicles on occasion to and from meets.  Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills are necessary.  This position will require some travel and the incumbent must have the ability to work evenings and weekends.   

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.