Earlham College is seeking applicants for the position of Head Men's Soccer Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.
The Head Men's Soccer Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the men’s soccer program. The position’s main responsibility will be to recruit, develop and retain student-athletes, coach and develop a highly competitive Division III soccer program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
Develop annual overall recruitment strategy and generate monthly recruiting reports.
Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Work closely with the Office of Admission and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off-campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
Attend tournaments, showcases, observe team camps, visit high schools, and attend practices and/or games of recruits on a regular basis.
Establish and maintain recruiting database utilizing athletics department recruiting software.
Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest.
Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules.
Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics annually.
Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually.
Office and Off Field Responsibilities
Support, monitor and track academic success and personal growth of each student-athlete for the purposes that include retention and completion.
Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College, the HCAC and the NCAA.
Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes.
Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the athletics department Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, HCAC and Earlham regulations.
Prepare and operate a fiscally sound program with an annual balanced budget.
Inventory, purchase and maintain equipment and uniforms.
Hire, train and supervise a full-time assistant coach.
Work with the Sports Marketing and Communications office to aid in the promotion of the team and Earlham College.
Utilize social media platforms to promote and generate interest in the men’s soccer program, athletics department and Earlham College.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
Coordinate bus and van schedules, pre- and post-game meals, lodging and overnight accommodations.
Be a presence in the office and available to assist player needs.
Practice/Player Development & Game Day Responsibilities
Develop a competitive program consistent with the athletics department vision.
Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts and competitive values.
Prepare and execute practice and game plans.
Breakdown drills providing individual player attention and training.
Assist in overseeing weight training and individual workouts in season.
Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.
Prepare game plans and scout future opponents.
Perform post-game duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office.
Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and mature conduct as the head coach of the program.
Positively represent Earlham to all on- and off-campus constituency groups, as well as in conference, regional and national coaching associations.
Develop annual fundraising and alumni outreach plan collaborating with the Director of Athletics and Institutional Advancement.
Be an active member of the athletics department as an administrative faculty member of Earlham College by attending staff meetings, other athletics department activities, including supporting other athletics programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.); and the institution (i.e., institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings).
Assist athletics department as needed, including but not limited to, game management duties and supervision.
Understand and support the basic mission of the College.
Teach courses (4 half-semester courses per year) in the Athletics, Wellness and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Experience & Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
Previous collegiate coaching experience (3-5 years) is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience is desired.
A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
A current and valid driver’s license is required.
All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: email@example.com.
About Earlham College
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.
Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
CourthouseThe Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.