Head Coach, Women's Soccer

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation, an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, actively engages our students, our campus community, our alumni and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. Located in the heart of our nation's capital, this world-class university aspires to have a world-class athletics and recreation program. We are committed to building and sustaining a program that mirrors the overall excellence of the university, by providing students an unparalleled opportunity for achievement and engaging the larger community as we grow and cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, the Head Coach for Women's Soccer will oversee the program by performing the following:

  • Identifies, evaluates and recruits academically qualified and athletically talented student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Organizes, prepares and conducts practice sessions and regular and post-season competitions.
  • Is responsible for individual player skill development and team performance development.
  • Supervises and manages full-time and part-time/volunteer assistant coaches, including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating and professionally developing.
  • Works with athletic training staff and the team physician to prioritize student-athlete health and wellness, including areas surrounding mental health, nutrition, sleep and recovery.
  • Works with Strength and Conditioning staff to prioritize, develop and implement best practices for overall development of athletes' strength and conditioning.
  • Oversees all aspects of the financial organization including proper handling of budget, expenses reports, procurement requests and other budget and business operations as required.
  • Is responsible for knowledge of and full commitment to compliance with all NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference, university and Department of Athletics and Recreation protocols, rules and regulations. This includes matters related to Title IX.
  • Is responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing team rules in accordance with university and department policies.
  • Works with Educational Support Services team to best assist with the full academic, social and career development of student-athletes.
  • Works with the Marketing and Promotions staff to maximize opportunities that excite the community, promote the university, department and the women's soccer program.
  • Works with Development and External staffs to assists in team and department fundraising and public relations activities.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with prospective students, current students, alumni, colleagues, university staff, and general public.
  • Is responsible for managing camps and clinics as approved.

The position is based at GW's Mount Vernon Campus in Washington, DC but may require significant travel for games and events. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Women's soccer head coaching experience at the Division 1 or professional level
  • Experience with fiscal management and daily operations of an intercollegiate athletics department
  • Strong organizational, management and communications skills with attention to detail


Campus Location: Mount Vernon, Virginia College/School/Department: Athletics and Recreation Family Athletics Sub-Family Coaching Stream Management Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM and nights and weekends as needed Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007040 Job Open Date: 03/01/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have Division I women's soccer coaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience recruiting to a highly academic institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience supervising staff?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have Division I experience with compliance (e.g., recruiting, financial aid)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents





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      Job No:
      Posted: 3/2/2018
      Application Due: 3/16/2018
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