United Soccer Coaches National, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National, United Soccer Coaches Premier, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching
Coaching, Coaching - Soccer
4 Year Degree
Purpose of the job
This is a 12-month position responsible for the implementation of, and all aspects of the men's and women's soccer program, including the administration of day-to-day components of a new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III soccer program. This includes a commitment to the student-athletes' academic progress and degree completion.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build and cultivate the men's and women's soccer program at the University of St. Thomas. The program will be a part of the NCAA and will function as a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The candidate will be instrumental in determining the foundation and direction of the program.
The Head Soccer Coach will report to the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports for all matters related to the soccer program and will work with Admissions, faculty, administration and staff to help advance UST athletics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties:
Manage day-to-day activities of an NCAA DIII men's and women's soccer program
Stay updated and compliant with all NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with university and NCAA DIII policies & procedures
Practice and game preparation
Scheduling and travel arrangements
Budget preparation & management
Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations.
Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and off campus Facilities with the scheduling of practices and other team events on and off campus
Collaborate with Institutional Advancement relating to fundraising issues
Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative
Coordinate with other offices on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar
Participate actively in campus events and on university committees in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports
Serve as Game day administrator as assigned
Design, market and manage summer youth soccer camps and clinics
The Head Soccer Coach position may involve responsibility for others, including a student assistant team manager, and volunteer assistant, In consultation with the AD, this position is responsible for overseeing the following: delegation of work, performance appraisals, discipline issues, and the hiring and termination process.
The Head Soccer Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports with the departmental budget expenditures for the soccer program.
Qualifications and Requirements
Knowledge and Skills:
A Bachelor's Degree preferably in Kinesiology, Sport Management or a related field. A minimum of three to five years of soccer coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting. A Master's Degree is desired.The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills. Basic computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheets.
Position requires irregular office hours including after-hours and weekend work to attend competitions, practices and university events.
Office hours will be established in consultation with the Director of Athletics. Physical requirements are those of a normal office. This is a full-time, year round, benefit-eligible, exempt position.
To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter and salary requirements. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by individuals in this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of individuals in this job classification. All job classifications may have miscellaneous job duties assigned on an as needed basis. Management, at the appropriate level, retains the right to assign and change the duties of any position at any time.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu), a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a Head coach for the Women's Soccer team.