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Interim Head Track and Field/ Cross Country Coach


The Primary purpose of the Interim Head Track and Field/ Cross Country Coach will be the responsibility of assisting in promoting a Track program that is in harmony with the Christian principles of Bluefield University. The Interim Head Track and Field/ Cross Country Coach will give direction to the athletes included within the Track program of Bluefield University, while fostering and maintaining fiscal responsibility. 


The Interim Head Track and Field/ Cross Country Coach is directly responsible to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for the following areas:

Teaching/Coaching (50%):

  • Assists in the organization and implementation of practice sessions with student-athletes.
  • Instructs, teaches, and coaches student-athletes on how to perform for Track meets and during practice.
  • Provides tutoring and mentoring of athletes involved in the Track program.
  • Monitors and supervises student-athletes while at practice and while traveling to ensure their conduct is reflective of the mission of the University.


Departmental Administration: (15%)

  • Promote a Track/ Cross Country program that is in harmony with and supportive of the Institutional mission and philosophy of Bluefield University.
  • Know eligibility requirements and provide eligibility list of athletes.
  • Work with athletic training and medical health services.

Recruiting (25%):

  • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential team members to Bluefield University.
  • Possesses the knowledge of eligibility requirements, provide, and maintain a roster of eligible athletes.
  • Retain current BU students as team members
  • Ensures that program meets annual membership requirements
  • Ensures that program recruiting activities adhere to University policies and procedures.

Public Relations (5%)

  • Report all results to the proper media outlets and sports information director.
  • Recommend athletes for awards.

Other Duties (5%):

  • Provides reports and documentation when required by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Possesses the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, implement work, and be able to apply logic and creativity in order to solve problems and deal with mathematical and financial aspects.
  • Possesses the ability to receive, process and provide visual and verbal information
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 



Individual must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to demonstrate, explain, and perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some combination of the following skills and abilities:

  • Must be able to support the Mission Statement, purpose, and goals of the University’s, and express a personal Christian commitment.
  • It is preferred that the Head Men’s and ead Men’s ANd Women’s Track Coach possess a minimum of a B.S. /B.A. degree in the area Business, Sports Management or of Exercise & Sports Science.
  • The Head Men’s and Women’s Track Coach must have a current and working knowledge of NAIA regulations.
  • The Head Men’s and Women’s Track Coach must possess a minimum of two to four years’ experience coaching or teaching.
  • The Head  Men’s and Women’s Track Coach must possess sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: modems, scanners, copy machines, typewriters, computers and faxes.



  • Physical Demands

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position may require frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, lifting, and carrying.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb stairs; talk or hear.  The employee must also possess the ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or drag approximately 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye. The operation of vehicles and the transportation of athletes are duties that are required at various times. Tasks such as working at a computer, which involves extensive wrist and hand movements, are also required.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

 The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Specialized equipment would be equipment typically found in modern athletic facilities.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual or gender harassment.  Work is performed indoors and/or outdoors.  The noise level is usually low to moderate.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.


 This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.


 The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive list of same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements will be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University maintains its status as an at-will employer.


To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected].

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield University is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and  loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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