Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach/Intramural Sports and Recreation Programming Coordinator

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Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach/Intramural Sports and Recreation Programming Coordinator

Job no: 499806
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Serve as the head coach of the men's ice hockey program. Perform all of the duties associated with being the Head Coach including managing games and practices, recruitment, budget management, supervision and mentoring of student-athletes, scheduling, etc. Serve as the Intramural Sports and Recreation Programming Coordinator.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Perform all the duties associated with managing and serving as a Head Coach, including but not limited to organizing and coordinating an intercollegiate games schedule, team travel, marketing, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, academic oversight, community service, fundraising, and development and management of a sport budget.
  • Organize, plan, schedule, and conducts safe training, practices, and conditioning activities.
  • Assesses skills and instructs student-athletes on technique, and is responsible for all areas of team performance.
  • Devises an annual recruiting plan to meet roster goals and attain the full roster growth potential in men's ice hockey. Identifies, evaluates, and actively recruits academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
  • Devises annual plan to meet fundraising goals and engage alumni, and other key constituents.
  • Works closely with support staff to ensure the peak performance of the student-athletes.
  • Collaborates with athletic staff to monitor the academic progress of student-athletes to ensure that athletic eligibility and academic standards are maintained.
  • Hire, supervise, and develops assistant coaches.
  • Work in cooperation with the Sports Information staff relative to team publicity and statistics, with the Athletic Training staff to ensure correct health records and injury procedures are followed, with the Equipment Room staff to help maintain and collect athletic equipment, with the Athletic Facilities Coordinator to maintain sports facilities specific to competitions and events.
  • Assist with the selection and ordering of new team equipment.
  • Plan, coordinate, advertise, and administer all aspects of intramural sports leagues, and recreational programming.
  • Establish annual programmatic goals, and generate annual intramural and recreation participation reports.
  • Establish a student Advisory Board that meets regularly to discuss recommendations for programming.
  • Utilize social media to promote offerings, and software (ex. IM Leagues) for registration, standings, weekly announcements, etc.
  • Hire, train, and assign work study students, convey expectations and job duties, track student hours worked, and approve time.
  • Responsible for the purchase, inventory, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Prepares and responsibly manages a budget.
  • Serve as an athletic facilities manager/building supervisor, and liaison to rental groups and student groups, on evenings and weekends.
  • Serve as an administrator on duty at varsity spring contests.
  • Assist with the supervision of summer field rentals.
  • Serve as the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
    • Participate in regular department staff meetings and events.
    • Abide by all NCAA, Conference, and institutional eligibility regulations and NCAA principles of ethical conduct.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree


    • Demonstrated (over 3 seasons/years) head Ice Hockey coaching experience at the collegiate level
    • Successful experience in recruiting talented student-athletes
    • Previous experience working in athletic administration at the collegiate level

    OTHER: Ability to work flexible hours which includes evenings and weekends. Local and regional travel required.


  • Extensive knowledge of the sport of men's ice hockey.
  • Ability to recruit and retain quality men's ice hockey student-athletes.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Responsive and timely in communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the athletic department.
  • Strong commitment to the NCAA D-III philosophy; shares and promotes the philosophy of the athletic department.
  • Ability to counsel student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement University and NCAA policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain favorable relations with University and community groups.
  • Ability to work independently and organize an integral area within the Department of Athletics.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to generate new ideas independently; must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to obtain CPR, AED, First Aid certification.

    • Ice hockey coaching experience at the NCAA D-III level
    • Master’s Degree

    Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

    DIVISION: Administrative & Fiscal

    DEPARTMENT: Athletics


    EEO STATUS: 3.2 JOB CODE: 023

    FLSA STATUS: Exempt

    REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Athletics

    SUPERVISES: Supervises assistant coaches and student employees associated with the sport.

    MINIMUM STARTING SALARY: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/policiesandlaws/unioncontracts/


    To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for professional references.

    The deadline for INTERNAL applicants to apply is June 19, 2019.

    The deadline for EXTERNAL applicants to apply is June 24, 2019.

    Advertised: 06 Jun 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: 24 Jun 2019 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 6/12/2019
    Application Due: 6/24/2019
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