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High-School Assistant Women's Cross-Country Coach

High-School Assistant Women's Cross-Country Coach
Seeking an assistant coach for the high-school women's cross-country program for the 2024–2025 school year at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins, Colorado – a Poudre School District charter school.  LCHS is Northern Colorado's clearest path to college delivering a college-preparatory, classically-oriented, liberal-arts curriculum in a small-school environment.  The school currently enrolls approximately 1450 students in grades k-12, and competes at the 3A level in CHSAA as a member of the Patriot League.
The assistant cross country coach reports directly to the athletic director and head coach and has the primary responsibility for planning, training, and coordination for high-school student-athletes, in cooperation with the coaching staff. Applicants should be dedicated to providing the best student-athlete experience. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission and goals of Liberty Common High School and follow all CHSAA procedures and policies.
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Part-time 
PAY RANGE: $2,054
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma; associates degree or greater is preferred
  • Experience working with K-12 students preferred

Job Duties:

  • Working with student-athletes to develop skills, knowledge, and virtues in Cross Country
  • Communicating with parents, officials, athletes, and coaches
  • Working with coaching staff to implement training and game plans 

Job Requirements:

  • Technically knowledgeable of Cross Country and experience working with student-athletes
  • Experience scheduling, planning, and coordinating activities for a wide range of constituents
  • A proven, verifiable record of placing appropriate emphasis on academic excellence, good sportsmanship, and character development
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administration
  • Full background check required for hire
  • CPR and first aid certified or able to obtain upon hire

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to move safely in athletic workspaces
  • The ability to lift 30 pounds or more when needed 


  • Stipends follow Poudre School District coaching pay schedule – starting at $2,054.00 (possibly higher based on background, experience, and/or institutional alignment)
  • Enrollment in Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and employer contributions to your PERA retirement account
  • Earned sick leave in accordance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces (HFWA) Act


Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.  Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or other characteristics protected by law.
Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.

At-Will Employment:

All employment with Liberty Common School is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Liberty Common School at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Liberty Common School will continue employment for any set period of time. This applies to all aspects of employment at Liberty Common School including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, placement, discipline, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and access to benefits and training. 

Additional Duties:

Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Liberty Common School. 
For more information about Liberty Common School, see 
A complete application includes no less than the following: 
  1. Letter of application 
  2. Resume (including three references)
  3. Statement of coaching philosophy 
This job posting will remain open until positions are filled. 
Apply to: 
Mr. Frank Russel, LCHS Athletic Director
Liberty Common High School
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO  80525
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