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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4117936
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 5, 2023
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2023

Job Description

This posting will remain open until filled.  Only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted.  This is a 1.0 FTE Head Cross Country coaching position and will begin with the 2023/24 middle school Cross Country season.


Application Process:

  • Complete and submit a Recruit & Hire application (available at https://hoodriver.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx or link on the District website)
  • Include a cover letter of interest, addressed to Trent Kroll, HRCSD Athletics Director.
  • Include the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. 

Job Purpose Statement: Lead and organize the Wy'east Middle School Cross Country program.  Lead in establishing an equitable and inclusive environment in which student athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image; lead the promotion of sportsmanship, a winning attitude and commitment to student academic success.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Leads practice sessions during the regulated season, to include seasonal goals and objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with parents, other coaches, staff, district administration, and support programs.
  • Assists the Athletic Director in maintaining the care for athletic facilities and aid in preparation of the facilities for athletic competition.
  • Assists Athletic Director in purchasing equipment, supplies and uniforms for the particular sport.
  • Assists Athletic Director in game scheduling.
  • Responsible to conduct pre-season meeting with all athletes and parents, outlining schedules, student athletic contracts, and Student Athletic Handbook.
  • Works to improve skills and knowledge of each athlete and the team as a whole.
  • Organizes team members according to competitive levels.
  • Enforces appropriate team rules and team discipline.
  • Follows guidelines and principles of sportsmanship.
  • Adheres to requirements of athletic eligibility.
  • Adheres to District Athletic Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures of league or other (governing body) rules.
  • Works harmoniously with high school Head Coach, community volunteers, parents, and school personnel.
  • Communicates effectively (both orally and written) with head coach, students, parents, officials, and staff.
  • Submits rosters, equipment and uniform inventories and other reports as required.
  • Assists with coordination of end of year awards, communications, and events.
  • Monitors expenditures in relation to budget and monitors proper use, care, and return of uniforms and other assigned equipment.
  • Supervises and/or arranges for proper supervision of student athletes during practices, games, travel, and related activities.
  • Coordinates and is responsible for all media communications related to Cross Country at Wy'east Middle School level.
  • Consults with Athletic Director and Administration concerning playing conditions, safety concerns, program improvements, player performance, outside complaints, and other related matters.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance to meet the needs of the program and the terms of the contract.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting to Law Enforcement or Department of Human Services any instance of suspected child abuse according to (ORS 419B.010).

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

  • Skills possessed will exemplify a moral character that is consistent with being a positive role model for all students.
  • Knowledge of Cross Country at the middle school level (to include recent rule changes). 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.  Ability to motivate students.  Ability to teach skills and fundamentals.

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


Experience:  Previous experience coaching cross country preferred.


Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required: Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance; pre-employment,post offer drug screen and physical abilities assessment; post offer physical abilities assessment; NFHS Coaches Certification or ASEP Certifications (optional at middle school level); First Aid/CPR Certification.


The salary is based on 6% of the Licensed Salary Schedule, Column BA, Level A-H.  Step placement is determined by the Human Resources Department and is based on verified years of prior paid coaching experience in the same sport, at the same responsibility level.  


HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance. Speech or hearing impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1-800-735-2900.

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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Leslie McMorran , Human Resource Specialist
    • 1011 Eugene Street
    • Hood River, Oregon 97031

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