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Assistant Coach - Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Athletics

Position Overview

Butler University is seeking an assistant coach for the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Programs. This position provides significant support for the success of the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Primary duties are coaching, skill development, recruiting, academic monitoring and development of positive team culture.


  • Assist head coach with all coaching, recruiting, retention, academic success and day-to-day management of the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field athletic programs.
  • Contribute to positive team culture
  • Identify, evaluate and recruit students that can succeed at Butler both academically and athletically
  • Build and cultivate relationships with scholastic and non-scholastic coaches
  • Assist with teaching and coaching in team and individual settings
  • Competition preparation through meet and practice planning
  • Pre and post season conditioning and skill development
  • Personal development of student-athletes
  • Support head coach with administrative duties as assigned.
  • Assist in managing and operating home cross country and track & field events.

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned four year baccalaureate degree required. Intercollegiate competitive experience and two more year’s experience working in a collegiate cross country/track & field program. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations desired.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's Degree
  • Extensive recruiting experience domestically and internationally at the collegiate level
  • Experience overseeing training programs for middle distance and distance athletes at the collegiate level
  • Collegiate coaching preferred. Desired candidate will have outstanding verbal communication and leadership skills; able to work effectively with student-athletes, coaches, administrators and staff.


BU Benefits and Perks

Please check out Butler’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our benefit offerings, which include:

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays:
    • 18 days of paid time off (vacation and PTO days)
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Paid Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
    • Paid Parental Leave (after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Health:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans including disability and life insurance programs
  • Retirement:
    • 10% employer contribution after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Tuition Assistance:
    • Remission of tuition for classes taken at Butler for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
      • Eligibility after 9 months of full-time employment
      • Employees & spouses- undergraduate/graduate degrees
      • Dependents (under age 26)- undergraduate degree
      • Covers tuition only
    • Tuition Exchange Program for Dependents
  • Butler Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks:
    • Access to Butler’s on-site fitness facility and libraries for full-time staff and faculty
    • LinkedIn Learning Courses
    • Free premium subscription to the Calm App
    • Free subscription to the WSJ and NYT
    • Discount at the College Bookstore
    • Discount on select Athletic and Arts/Events Center Performances

About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.