Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Women's and Men's Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Position Summary: Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time Women's and Men's Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach. This position is a member of the administrative staff of Chatham University, reports to the Director of Athletics, and directly supervises the assistant coaches, student support personnel and student athletes.

Qualified candidate will be responsible for the overall development and maintenance of the Chatham University Women's and Men's Cross Country and Track and Field Programs, which is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC). This includes structural and administrative organization of the program as outlined in the responsibilities listed below.


  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years of full-time coaching experience in the college level
  • Computer proficiency
  • Valid driver's license

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the University to plan, organize, implement and follow upon an extensive on-going recruiting effort through written, verbal and personal contact with student-athletes and their families.
  • Oversee compliance with NCAA and PAC rules and regulations.
  • Oversee the appointments and supervision of the assistant coaches and support staff for the women's and men's cross country and track and field programs.
  • Coordinate athletic planning, program development and assessment that focus on student-athlete's performances, personal and leadership development:
  1. Build a competitive program with strong recruiting both regionally and nationally.
  2. Strategically plan and execute scheduling as well as travel arrangements of conference and non-conference games and tournaments to advance the women's and men's cross country and Track and field programs and maximize use of financial resources.
  3. Prepare student-athletes for competition through thorough analysis and breakdown of scheduled conference and non-conference opponents.
  4. Develop, recommend and implement specific training/conditioning programs and skills development programs.
  5. Recommend and enforce discipline of student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and misconduct.
  6. Cultivate alumni and other constituents to further goals of the women's and men's cross country and track and field programs, athletics department, and Chatham University.
  • Oversee budget and resources management for the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs.
  • Coordinate athletic events and programs are planned intentionally to enhance campus community and school pride.
  • Ensure proper safety precautions are always followed .
  • Ensure adherence to rules, regulations and policies of all governing bodies (Chatham University, PAC and NCAA).
  • Work in coordination with the Director of Athletics, other coaches and staff to support and achieve overall goals established by the athletics department.
  • Work with other students, faculty and staff to support the retention of student-athletes and promote teamwork, set high standards, support the academic, personal and leadership development of its students.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Athletics Director.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates

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