Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Location
Romeoville, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Athletic Department at Lewis University seeks qualified individuals to fill the Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse position.  The Head Coach is responsible for conducting a successful NCAA Division II Lacrosse Program within the rules, regulations and guidelines established by the NCAA, the University, and the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. We sponsor 18 intercollegiate varsity sports and compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (men's volleyball).  At Lewis University, Students, faculty and staff from all walks of life come together to challenge and support each other.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on and off-campus student athlete recruitment/scouting efforts; initiate contact with prospective student athletes at the high school and junior college levels; arrange meetings, campus visits, etc. for potential recruits
  • Plan the activities and drills for each practice session; instruct athletes in ways to strengthen their lacrosse playing/teamwork skills
  • Develop structured conditioning programs for the athletes to increase agility, mental prowess, strength and endurance; consult with athletic trainers and team doctors
  • Schedule all lacrosse games, and tournaments. Control and oversee the budget for the lacrosse program; authorize budgetary expenditures for equipment and supplies
  • Work cooperatively with academic advisors and tutors to keep players in good academic standing
  • Plan all travel and hotel arrangements for lacrosse tournaments and athletic events away from the university
  • Work cooperatively with the Sports Information Director to promote Lewis’ Lacrosse Program both on and off-campus
  • Promote players for awards such as All Conference, All American, etc. -Grant interviews to newspaper reporters, TV and Radio announcers
  • Attend and/or participate in professional lacrosse clinics and other athletic development seminars
  • Attend coaching conferences to stay informed about schedules, rules, eligibility requirements, policies, etc.
  • Assisting in special projects and/or activities
  • Provide counseling/support services to student athletes
  • Serve on university committees and/or task forces as assigned
  • Provide assistance to the Athletic Director in program/departmental planning activities

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, three to five years successful coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level is required. Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student athletes, student athlete eligibility, financial aid, amateurism, awards and benefits, playing season, as well as other areas of NCAA compliance is essential. Must possess all of the following: knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sports program; knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques and proven ability to assess skills of prospective student athletes, ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively, willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends, ability to lead and guide Division II student athletes in area of specialty, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also have the ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures as well as to foster a cooperative work environment. Skill in budget preparation and management and knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques and the ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments also required. Master’s degree preferred.

How to Apply:

For a full description and to be considered for this position, please visit http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/2408     

Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution.  We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.