Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

Allegheny College, invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field .  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field.  

A Bachelor’s degree is required, with preference given to candidates with a master’s degree. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting with the organization and direction of all aspects of a competitive cross country and track program.  The successful candidate should: understand the Division III philosophy, have 1 to 3 year of coaching and/or playing experience, thrive in a competitive environment, and display a strong commitment to College, PAC, and NCAA rules and regulations.  

Specific responsibilities include identification, recruitment, and retention of qualified student-athletes; assisting with team travel, budget management, public/alumni relations and promoting the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Athletics. Event coaching groups will be assigned based on experience.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College 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. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 06/08/2022