State University of New York at Oswego — Intercollegiate Athletics – Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach.  This is a part-time, ten-month coaching position with benefits.

Posting Date:  June 28, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment:  August 15, 2019

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for part-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Description of Responsibilities:  The Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach is responsible for the management of all aspects of a competitive Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program including coaching, recruiting, and program administration, and assisting with the Track and Field program. Responsibilities will also include:

  • All aspects of coaching and administration of a Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program.
  • Recruiting athletically and academically qualified student athletes.
  • Organizing, scheduling, and conducting practices and competitions.
  • Encouraging a commitment to academic excellence.
  • Managing a budget and fundraising for the Cross Country program.
  • Ensuring program compliance with all college, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Serving as an Assistant Coach with the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field program as assigned depending on area of strengths, skills and experience. 

In addition, the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • Previous coaching experience
  • Strong working knowledge of the sport’s skills and training methods
  • The ability to identify and attract outstanding student-athletes to the college
  • Commitment to student-athlete success and to a competitive Division III Athletics program

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts of all degrees showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Eric Summers, Search Committee Chair,

Criminal background check required prior to appointment.

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Oswego State athletics department sponsors 24 intercollegiate varsity sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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