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Assistant Track & Field Coach

The University of Mary accepting applications for an Assistant Track and Field Coach with an emphasis in Sprints, Relays, and Hurdles to begin in the Fall of 2017.  This is a full time, exempt position with full benefits and retirement opportunities.  The University of Mary, an NCAA Division II institution, competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruiting NCAA Division II academically qualified student-athletes, this includes: passing the NCAA recruiting test, filing proper NCAA recruiting paperwork, preparing mailings, helping to set up campus visits, maintain recruiting database, emailing, texting, and phone calls to prospective recruits
  • Assist Head Coach of Track and Field and Cross Country in all aspects of the program
  • Assist in home meet management
  • Experience with social media – Twitter & Facebook (for recruiting and fundraising)
  • Driving vans and buses to competitions
  • Daily office work
  • NCAA Compliance responsibilities
  • Monitoring and responsibility for academic progress of student-athletes
  • Daily practice Monday through Friday/ Meets on Saturdays (home & away)
  • Some overnight travel involved (evening and weekend work will be expected)
  • Training design and implementation of all sprints, relays, and hurdles
  • The Assistant Coach will also carry out the responsibilities of the Head Coach in his/her absence
  • Strong communication skills, initiative and good judgment are essential

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Relevant competition and/or coaching experience with the Sprints/ Relays/ Hurdles
  • Must be highly motivated to coach
  • A valid driver’s license and CDL Certification will be required (training and certification will be provided)
  • CPR/ AED certification will also be required within one month of start date (training and certification will be provided)
  • The ability and willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary are also required
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules, standards, practices, and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ.

University of Mary Marauders Athletics

The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers eight varsity sports for women and eight for men. U-Mary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The process took only three years after the NCAA waived the final two provisional years, making the University of Mary’s transition to active membership one of the quickest in the organization’s history. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.

Marauders History

Athletics at the University of Mary began in 1970 when Fritz Fell was brought on board to start a men’s basketball program. Al Bortke succeed Fell in 1973 as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director and over the next 36 years would develop an athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success at the NAIA level and later in NCAA Division II. After achieving a record of 335-156 in 16 years as the men’s basketball coach that included 11 20-win seasons, Bortke became U-Mary’s first full-time athletic director in 1989. During Bortke’s tenure, U-Mary grew from one varsity sport (men’s basketball) to 19, as the Marauders athletic program became a national power in the NAIA. A member of both the Marauders and NAIA athletic halls of fame, Bortke spearheaded the University of Mary’s move to NCAA Division II.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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