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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4113279
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 28, 2023

Job Description

District Focus


North Wasco County School District is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Head Cross Country Coach (The Dalles Middle School)


We are very proud of our District's athletic and co-curricular programs which provides the best athletic experiences possible for the children of our community.   Thank you for seeking this opportunity to be part of our team.  



District Mission: “Educating each student to the highest standards while motivating them to reach their fullest potential and graduating them to be college, career and life ready.”


The Gorge Lifestyle: 


The phrase Gorge Lifestyle alone speaks volumes. Located along the banks of the mighty Columbia River, just 84 miles east of Portland, The Dalles is the eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Outdoor enthusiasts find the Gorge to be a perfect environment to pursue wind, snow, and whitewater sports, road and mountain biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and more!  Serving as a center of Native American trade for over 10,000 years and the end of the Oregon Trail, history buffs will find the area steeped in history and culture. The Dalles has a quaint and historic small town feel, with a population just over 13,000. Boasting a mere 14 inches of rain annually, The Dalles is home to bountiful agricultural products, including world-renowned cherries, grapes and wheat. It is home to Columbia Gorge Community College, which offers the first wind-power training program in the Pacific Northwest, Google’s Data Center, numerous orchards, vineyards, wineries, craft breweries and a thriving business community.


NWASCO Online: www.nwasco.k12.or.us


Application Process:  All application materials must be submitted electronically, as part of your TalentEd/Recruit & Hire application.  Include the following supplemental documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Completed Coaching Application
  3. Two (2) recent letters of reference
  4. Verification of Oregon/National Coaching Certificates - If available

Title:   Middle School School - Head Coach


Classification:   Extra Duty/Co-Curricular


Reports To: Building Administration and Athletic Director


Terms of Employment: One Athletic Season – Salary to be determined by Board/District 21 Education Association Contract Agreement.


Job Qualifications: Provide the leadership and organization of assigned athletic program grades 6-8.  Lead in establishing an environment in which student/athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image. Direct the promotion of a sportsmanship, a winning attitude and commitment to student academic success.


Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

  • Skills possessed will exemplify a moral character that is consistent with being a positive role model for high school students.
  • Knowledge of the sport at the middle school and high school level (to include recent rule changes).  Develop system of play that can be effectively communicated with assistants to implement grades 9-12. Know how to communicate effectively with athletes and parents.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others. To organize and manage students time effectively. To use problem solving strategies consistently. Adjusts to performing practices in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree Preferred


Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required: Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance; district  drug screening clearance; BBP Training; NFHS Coaches Certification or ASEP Certification; ASEP Certification; First Aid/CPR Certification.


Any offer of employment made by North Wasco County School District is contingent upon satisfactory results of: 

  1. Drug screening tests for any illegal drug or substance classified in Schedules I through V under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 to 812. This includes, but is not limited to, marijuana, mind-altering substances or narcotic drugs such as hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, or any other illegal drug or controlled substance, except those federally recognized as legally prescribed by a physician and used as directed.
  2. Criminal history verification- a background check for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Unless otherwise required by law, only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the applicant from employment.

Biligual/Bi-Cultural applicants are highly desireable, and encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: After school/Evening
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Lori Bonham , Executive Assistant - Human Resources
    • 3632 W 10th St
    • The Dalles, Oregon 97058

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