Goucher College – Head Coach, Field Hockey

ABOUT GOUCHER COLLEGE:

Since its founding in 1885, Goucher College has been a place of innovation and excellence. As a private liberal arts college, Goucher is dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship for each student. Named one of the most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a leader in global education and was one of the first colleges in the country to offer 100% study abroad. Approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students form the close-knit and vibrant Goucher community.

Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation’s most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefitsexcellent perks, and a great work location!

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Administer and manage all functions and oversight of the field hockey program. Provide an excellent, transformative student-athlete experience, demonstrate positive progress in competitive standing in the Landmark Conference, recruit student-athletes to the college and maintain roster standards (to be set annually by the athletic director and sport supervisor).

Field Hockey coaching duties:

  • Ensure compliance with all institutional, conference, and NCAA standards; organize and conduct safe practice/training sessions, purchase and maintain equipment, schedule intercollegiate contests, monitor the academic progress and overall development of student-athletes; establish behavioral/social expectations for student-athletes participating in the women’s lacrosse program; monitor athletic facilities for safety of all users during open hours.
  • Recruit field hockey prospective student-athletes. The annual goal will be determined by the athletic director and sport administrator, in consultation with the head coach, and will be based on the current roster size, institutional priorities, and a three-year average in roster size.
  • Take on one additional administrative responsibility assigned each year by the Athletic Director: game management responsibilities for one or more sports.
  • Engage in fundraising to supplement budgets and expenses; engage alumni network to maintain relationships and commitment to the program and institution.
  • Supervise graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coaches. Provide mentorship and professional development.
  • Attend Athletics staff meetings and departmental trainings; engage with the Division of Student Affairs and College community as a representative of the Athletics Department; other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred:  Master’s Degree

Professional Experience:

Required: 3 years coaching experience

Preferred: Collegiate playing experience, one year of experience as a collegiate head coach, and a proven track record of recruiting success.

Computer Skills:
Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel (preferably including use of formulas, creating charts, and sorting data), and Powerpoint.

Other Skills, Abilities, Qualifications:
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Professional phone etiquette. Attention to detail; ability to work under time pressure; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with frequent interruptions; diplomacy; discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.  Basic understanding of arithmetic and ability to compute.

Knowledge of and history of compliance to NCAA DIII regulations

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 
Valid Drivers License

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary Range: $51,490 – $60,576

Generous Benefits for eligible employees include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance; Tuition Remission; Paid Vacation and Health Leave; and Paid Holidays.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
The review of applications will begin immediately.

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Quicklink to apply: https://goucher.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=5C39DBE35782C28581382533E66F4497?JOBID=156408

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