Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field/Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
DAPER Job Description – Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field and Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Track & Field; Cross Country
Classification/Grade/Job Code: Exempt / Grade G99 /1417
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 123 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and have brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively.
Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!
Stanford University seeks a qualified individual for the full-time position of Director of Track and Field and Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach, an NCAA Division I athletics program. This position will report to the Athletic Director.
The Head Coach is responsible for the rules compliance, organization, administration and promotion of all aspects of a Division I program. Responsibilities include rules compliance, administration of recruiting, training, practice, team management, culture building, fostering positive student-athlete experience, budget management, team travel and summer camp organization. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Summary of essential job functions:
- Assess, identify and recruit top student-athletes to compete at Stanford. Follow NCAA rules and University standards and policies in coordinating recruiting efforts.
- Supervise and evaluate the assistant coaches, volunteer coach(s) and administrative staff.
- Create and manage program budget and comply with budget policies/guidelines.
- Develop a competitive schedule and conduct all practices and conditioning.
- Help arrange team travel logistics for practices and competitions.
- Understand and apply NCAA regulations to all aspects of program. Must pass exam on an annual basis on NCAA regulations.
- Assist with the organization required with visiting teams, recruits and other parties.
- Administer and organize planning for the summer camp programs.
- Supervise and implement a successful alumni relations communications and outreach program.
- Ability to provide a positive environment for student-athletes and coaching staff.
- Attend compliance meetings, coach’s meetings, and staff meetings, as well as including scheduled meetings with the sports administrator.
Other duties as assigned by the Sports Administrator.
This position, along with all coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 5 years of experience in coaching college or equivalent high level track and field / cross country program.
- Integrity and Values – Must have a history of acting in a manner that is truthful and engaging in direct, honest communication at all levels of the organization.
- Culture Development – Demonstrated history of developing a culture of respect for student-athletes and athletic department employees, as well a culture that is dedicated to a positive experience for all student-athletes.
- Interpersonal Confidence - Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with student-athletes, peers, administration, alumni and the general public; can effectively communicate and relate to all levels within and outside the organization; ability to create and build positive and productive relationships.
- Adaptability – Ability to (1) respond quickly and effectively to changing trends and circumstances; (2) embrace change and welcome fresh perspectives; (3) learn from past mistakes and (4) adjust accordingly.
- Managing Processes - Ability to manage appropriate steps to get projects completed. Must have strong abilities to organize people and processes and create a plan for resourceful workflow.
- Organizational Ability – Demonstrated history of efficiently and effectively managing people and resources to get projects completed; has a strong ability to multi-task and keep order.
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for assuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 1417
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: G99