Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach


Blackburn College invites applications for the full-time position of Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country & Track Coach. 

This is a 10-month, benefits eligible position reporting to the Director of Athletics & Recreation.  The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success and well-being as well as building a competitive Division III program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the identification, evaluation and recruitment of potential student-athletes
  • Directs all aspects of the coaching of the program
  • Coordinates the physical development of each student-athlete through appropriate strength and conditioning, and practice sessions as well as preparing strategies for meets.
  • Administrative duties related to active coaching
  • Advises and counsels student-athletes academically, athletically and socially
  • Monitors the academic progress of each student-athlete
  • Directs all aspects of the management of the program
    • Fiscally responsible for all areas of the budget, including budget proposal, accounting and expenditure
    • Coordinates all travel arrangements for team trips
    • Recommends and oversees the purchase of new equipment, supplies, and uniforms
    • Oversee summer camps and team fundraising
    • With the Director of Athletics oversees the development of the competition schedule
  • Represents the College at meetings
  • Maintains a visible presence at department functions, College open houses and College events
  • Is a visible, fully integrated member of the College community
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including ancillary responsibilities

Recommended Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Coaching cross country or track experience required, preferably at college level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  •  Current First Aid, CPR & AED certification (can be provided upon employment)

Send resume, cover letter including a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave, Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will begin on May 15th and continue until the position is filled. EOE