The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Athletics invites applications in a national search for the position of Head Men’s Soccer Coach. This full-time position is responsible for leading, managing and administering all aspects of the Division I Men’s Soccer program in accordance with NCAA, conference and University rules and regulations while: 1) creating an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teaching student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) winning championships. The new head coach’s ability to achieve those three goals is facilitated by: 1) a fully funded scholarship budget, 2) the assistance of two full-time coaches, and 3) competitive operating and recruiting budgets.
The head coach must have a philosophy that maintains a competitive Division I program that values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes and emphasizes the core values of:
•Hunger for excellence
•Integration of athletics into UAB’s Educational mission
•Sportsmanship, class, and respect
Traditional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching effectively in practice and competition, energetic and engaged recruiting, promoting an atmosphere of compliance, scheduling and budget management, fundraising, and building relationships with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community.
For consideration, please submit via the UAB employment website: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, 2) a resume, and 3) contact information for professional references. All applicants must apply via the UAB employment website and are not accepted via mail, email or fax. Reference number for this position is T57958. For assistance, contact UAB Recruitment Services at 205.934.5246.
This is a full-time position with a full benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with UAB is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Minimum required experience: four years of related experience
Preferred experience: four years of successful collegiate soccer coaching experience at the Division I level; professional playing experience; Division I soccer playing experience
An understanding of and commitment to the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, when properly implemented, can play in the educational development of UAB student-athletes
Possession of a thorough knowledge of the game, a sophisticated understanding of coaching, and an ability to enhance player development
Leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics
Budget management experience
Ability to recruit qualified student-athletes to an academically competitive institution
Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division I rules
Ability to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities regarding compliance with assistant coach and other individuals involved with the program
Ability to create and foster existing relationships within the Birmingham soccer community
Ability to motivate and develop student-athletes academically and athletically
Ability to work evening and weekend hours
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency with computer applications and general office software
Internal Number: T57958
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually on the state.