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Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country & Distance Track Coach

Lake Forest College is accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country & Distance Track Coach.  The position is a full-time, non-teaching faculty/administrative staff appointment with benefits.  The chosen candidate will work as a member of the Forester athletic department “team” and support the mission and goals of the department and the College.


Responsibilities: This position, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, provides opportunities and responsibilities that include, coaching, recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes, contest scheduling, budget & equipment management, and team trip planning/fundraising. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting academic success, leadership & career development, alumni & community engagement and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  Evening and weekend hours are required.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and previous collegiate coaching, recruiting, and administrative preferred. An ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to working in intercollegiate athletics and to the principles that guide Division III athletics.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for collaborative leadership, a high degree of personal initiative, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Candidates must have the ability to relate effectively to current and prospective student-athletes, exhibit strong time management and organizational skills, and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of NCAA and Midwest Conference rules and regulations.

Salary and benefits:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to theisen@lakeforest.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until Sunday, December 15.  Letters of recommendation may be requested.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries.  Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students.  The College sponsors 23 intercollegiate varsity sports, with approximately 400 student-athletes competing annually, and is a member of NCAA Division III.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


For more information on Lake Forest College and Forester Athletics, please visit www.lakeforest.edu.