Cross-Country Coach Job at Verbum Dei Jesuit High School, Los Angeles, CA

  • Verbum Dei Jesuit High School
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is a Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Watts with an enrollment of approximately 320 students. Part of the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), VDJHS offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a professional work-study experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as "men for others" who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all.

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network, is seeking a highly dedicated and passionate Cross-Country Coach to lead our student athletes in the pursuit of excellence both on and off the field. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a commitment to fostering teamwork and sportsmanship, and desire to help student-athletes develop their athletic abilities and character.



  • Plan and lead daily practices, focusing on skill development, conditioning, and strategy.
  • Provide individualized coaching to student-athletes to help them improve their performance.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team culture that emphasizes sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.
  • Attend and coach student-athletes during all scheduled meets, competitions, and tournaments.
  • Analyze team performance and make adjustments to training and strategy as needed.
Player Development:

  • Identify and nurture the strengths of each student-athlete while helping them address areas for improvement.
  • Instill discipline, dedication, and a strong work ethic in student-athletes both on and off the field.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to student-athletes to support their personal and academic growth.
  • Collaborate with school staff to monitor the academic progress and well-being of student-athletes.
Program Administration:

  • Assist with the recruitment on campus and retention of student-athletes for the cross-country program.
  • Maintain accurate records of team rosters, statistics, and performance data.
  • Communicate effectively with student-athletes, parents, school administration, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with all school, league and governing body rules and regulations.
  • Manage equipment, uniforms, and facilities used by cross-country program.
  • Previous coaching experience, preferably at the High School level.
  • Strong knowledge of cross-country training principles, techniques, and strategies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to promoting the Jesuit values of academic excellence, service, and social justice.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by the schedule of meets and competitions.
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain upon hire).
Desirable: Bachelor's degree preferred.

Interested applicants may apply online through our employment webpage. Applicants will be asked to upload the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (not longer than one page).
  • References: please include three letters of professional reference.
Verbum Dei Jesuit is an equal-opportunity employer. However, as a Jesuit institution organized as a California Nonprofit Religious Corporation, the School reserves the right to make employment decisions based on principles of Catholic moral teaching, religious preferences, and other religious needs, criteria, policies, and standards. Within that condition, Verbum Dei Jesuit is committed to fostering a supportive workplace which includes providing equal opportunity in employment for all people without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity or expression physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or genetic characteristics, veteran status, uniformed service or other protected status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Job Tags

Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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