Head Coach of W/M Cross Country and W Outdoor Track & Field (Staff Assistant)

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Framingham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Open Until Filled

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good.  At our founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in turn, promote an educated citizenry.  FSU continues to offer exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them.  Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it.  Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a public institution offering accessible, affordable educational opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good remain steadfast. 

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Job Description:


The Head Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach, and Women's and Men's Cross Country Coach is responsible for the overall of management of the women's track and field programs and the women's and men's cross country program. This position also includes oversight of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and administrative duties as assigned. Nights and weekends are required. Employment to be (12) month position.


Assistant Director of Athletics


Assistant Coaches and Assigned students


  • Direct, organize and administer all aspects of the women's outdoor track and field program and the women's and men's cross country programs.
  • Organize and administer practice and game strategies, schedule games, and assist with travel arrangements for the women's outdoor track and field program and the women's and men's cross country program.
  • Actively recruit qualified student-athletes. Attend contests; meet with perspective student-athletes on and off-campus; and maintain contacts with high school coaches.
  • Assist with the equipment distribution and collection in all areas of responsibility.
  • Recommend equipment and supply purchases for areas of responsibility.
  • Coverage of the Athletic Center two nights a week during academic year.
  • Direct, organize and administer all aspects of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
  • Recruit FSU student athletes to participate on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at both the institutional and conference level.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Information Director with the transportation needs of the varsity and club athletic program for FSU student athletes.
  • Promote and foster the women's athletic programs.
  • Adhere to and support all rules, conditions and regulations as set forth by Framingham State University, Conference affiliations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association pertaining to all aspects of the team's management.
  • Serves as designated Title IX Responsible Employee and Campus Security Authority.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics, Deputy Director of Athletics or the Assistant Director of Athletics.


Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as playing and practice season schedule dictates.



  • Bachelors' degree in physical education, education, recreation, human performance, sports administration or similar discipline required. Masters' degree preferred.
  • One to three years of experience in the field of athletics.
  • Three to five years coaching college track and field/cross country experience required.


Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a union title of Staff Assistant. The starting salary range is $53,000-56,000.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Members of underrepresented or minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (references are not contacted automatically upon submission of application).

For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 6, 2023. The review of applications may continue beyond that date and until the position is filled, at the discretion of the search committee.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu .

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