Head Field Hockey Coach

Swarthmore, PA
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Head Field Hockey Coach

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Swarthmore College is a member of the NCAA Division III, ECAC and the Centennial Conference. The Department of Physical Education & Athletics is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Head Field Hockey Coach.

The successful candidate will understand the mission of Swarthmore College and the role that intercollegiate athletics plays to support it. They will also coordinate all aspects of the program including organization, administration, budget management, alumni relations, fundraising, and adherence to Conference policies. The successful candidate will also develop and maintain positive communication with alumni, parents, and friends of the program. Teaching of physical education and an additional responsibility within the department will be expected, as well as other duties as assigned by the director of athletics. For further information about the Department of Physical Education & Athletics, please visit our website at http://www.swarthmoreathletics.com/.


  • Bachelor's degree, although strong preference will be given to those who have a Master's degree and head coaching experience.
  • Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with student-athletes, faculty, administration, and community.
  • Must possess a record of successful leadership in competitive field hockey and understand the role of athletics within the educational framework of a highly competitive academic environment.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.