The Head Women’s Soccer coach leads and directs an intercollegiate NAIA women’s soccer program. The head coach is responsible for establishing the long term vision of the program, recruitment of student- athletes, roster management, planning and implementing training, game preparation and coaching, scheduling, monitoring academic progress, managing assistant coaches, oversight of budgets, and other responsibilities as designated by the athletic director. This is a 12-month position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Plan, organize and execute a dynamic training program to develop and prepare players to maximize their potential and pursue excellence in athletic achievement.
Successfully facilitate all aspects of coaching a team in competition.
Foster the academic achievement and physical well-being of student-athletes.
Mentor and develop students both on and off the field.
Develop and implement a plan for the recruitment of qualified student-athletes.
Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
Plan and manage team scheduling and travel arrangements.
Manage and maintain team budgets in line with University policies.
Order and maintain equipment for the men's soccer team.
Represent Saint Xavier University in the Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference and the NAIA
Remain knowledgeable of and adhere to CCAC and NAIA regulations.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed upon entry into the position)
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 3 years coaching experience at the college or university level required
Experience recruiting college level student-athletes
College playing experience
Demonstrated completion of a soccer coaching certification course from a recognized soccer organization (ie. USSF, NSCAA, FIFA etc.)
Women and minorities encouraged to apply.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University. SXU aspires success by working together to provide meaningful, personalized service in the spirit of excellence. SXU seeks candidates that deliver value-added services in a responsive, collaborative, effective, and respectful manner.
About Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a distinguished four-year, private
Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the
southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in
1846 and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of
being Chicago’s first Catholic university, as well as the first Mercy
institution of higher learning in the United States.
With an enrollment of nearly 3,700 (2,955 undergraduate, 712 graduate students) the student body reflects the institution’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion. Saint Xavier is a Minority-Serving Institution and has
been a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) since 2014.
Saint Xavier’s curricular and co-curricular programs focus on leadership and
service as well as educating the whole person.
The athletic program at Saint Xavier is made up of 19 varsity teams that compete within the National
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC),
and the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA).