Associate Head Coach—Cross Country/Track and Field

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


This position is responsible for overseeing all duties associated with competitive Division III track & field(indoor and outdoor) and cross country programs.  The position reports to the Director of Athletics and the Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership in the development of competitive Division III track & field and cross country programs. Create and sustain an atmosphere that promotes academic and personal growth of student-athletes. Compliance with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy when performing job responsibilities.  Provide leadership that helps the student-athletes develop build their skill sets on and off the field.
  • Development of a successful comprehensive recruiting plan with focus on recruitment and retention of qualified student athletes. Meet goals for student visits, applications, deposits and program enrollment.
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of the program including team travel, scheduling of events and practices, budget management and travel arrangements.
  • Engage in community outreach and alumni engagement initiatives. Participate in fundraising initiatives for the Athletic Department and the track & field/cross country programs.
  • Serving as a member of the Student Affairs Division the candidate will have expectations of a broader campus involvement which may involve committees, events, and requirements outside of the Athletic Department. Candidate should have a global view of their involvement in the Suffolk community.
  • Other duties within the athletic department may include, but not limited to: game management, committees, programing, supervision of work-study students, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • 3 years of successful track & field and cross country coaching experience. College level preferred.
  • Experience coaching pole vault, multi’s, and/or sprints/hurdles athletes is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and CCC rules and regulations.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
  • This position requires afternoon, night, weekend hours combined with business hours and some moderate travel.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Certification in first aid, CPR, and AED.
  • Start date for the position is negotiable

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.