Millikin University Division of Enrollment (Athletics) Job Description
Position Title:Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Intern/Graduate Assistant
•Reports to:Head Women’s Soccer Coach
•Works closely with:Athletic Department Staff, Soccer Team Members
Position Summary:This position will report to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. This internship is designed as a 10 month educational experience and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his or her skill development and coaching ability in one or more positions. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. Values
All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:
•Commitment to the discovery of knowledge •Civil debate •Passion and enthusiasm •Dignity and respect for individuals •A diverse and inclusive community •Integrity and responsibility •Advancement of the greater good
Under the guidance of the Head Women’s Soccer Coach, the Intern will:
1.Assist with identification, evaluation, and recruitment of student-athletes. 2.Assist in all areas of team performance, including pre-season, post-season training, practice and competition. 3.Be able and willing to coach individuals, small groups, and whole-team training sessions when necessary. 4.Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes and provide encouragement, support and referral assistance as appropriate. 5.Assist in the day-to-day operations, including not limited to, recruiting, assisting in strength and conditioning, video breakdown, travel plans, equipment, and budget management. 6.Assist and become active in promoting the program through social media. 7.Implement and develop fundraising strategies to support annual operating budget. 8.Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Soccer Coach.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:
1.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III. 2.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University. 3.Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond soccer.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational and interpersonal skills.
About Millikin University
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.
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