Head Men's Soccer Coach

Job description

Job no: 507556
Work type: Staff Part Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Seasonal - Athletics, UPST

Title: Head Soccer Coach

Part Time: 20-25 hours per week


  • Responsible for practice and game preparation with an emphasis on strategy and skill development. Organizes, plans, schedules, and conducts safe training, practices and conditioning activities, in a professional manner.
  • Assesses skills and instructs student-athletes on technique and is responsible for all areas of team performance. Maintains and enhances expertise and game strategies to be competitive within the conference and regionally.
  • Fosters an academic and athletic experience which aligns with the ideals of the NCAA Division III philosophy. Embraces and models the philosophy which emphasizes a balance of academics and athletics.
  • Creates a diverse and inclusive team environment that leads to student-athletes meeting their full potential academically, athletically, and in the community. Included, are the lessons of character building and life skills (sportsmanship, leadership, civic engagement, career development, time management, etc.).
  • Provides mentorship to student-athletes around taking responsibility for their actions. Monitors behavior that could be detrimental to an individual and the team.
  • Devises an annual recruiting plan and implements recruiting strategies to yield student-athletes. Identifies, evaluates, and actively recruits academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
  • Manages and maintains an updated recruiting database to enable the recruiting coordinator to provide monthly recruiting reports.
  • Devises annual plans to meet fundraising goals and engage alumni, and other key constituents.
  • Adheres to and assists with the development of the team budget.
  • Adheres to departmental procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures. Maintains and submits Pro card records to department representative.
  • Assists with the coordination of team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals.
  • Responsible for creating a competitive schedule within departmental parameters.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of facilities for practices.
  • Provides opportunities for student-athletes to receive and provide feedback.
  • Hires, oversees, evaluates, and develops assistant coaches and volunteers.
  • Works with the sports medicine and strength and conditioning staff to support the physical and mental needs 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.
  • Provides the sports information staff with specific team information when requested.
  • Assists with the selection and ordering of new team equipment. Maintains commitment to department branding standards.
  • Responsible for managing the social media team accounts in accordance with university and department policies.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Adheres to Little East Conference policies (ex. sportsmanship, video exchange, meetings, etc.)
  • Reports any alleged violations of NCAA, conference, or institutional rules and regulations. Acknowledges self as a mandatory reporter (CSA).
  • Develops, plans, and promotes summer camps and/or clinics.
  • Ensures varsity team members are compliant with trainings, forms, and policy.
  • Attend all staff and campus-wide meetings, as well as department events.
  • Other duties as requested by the Athletic Director.



  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Assistant and/or head coaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Successful experience recruiting student-athletes at the collegiate level.
  • Previous experience with athletic administration duties at the collegiate level.


  • Ability to work flexible hours which includes evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and the ability to drive vans to and from contests. Driver’s license must remain valid throughout the duration of employment in the position.
  • Takes and successfully passes the NCAA Division III Rules Test, maintains certifications, and completes assigned trainings annually.


    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply and instruct sport-specific skills, techniques, and strategies.
    • Commitment to customer service.
    • Understanding of technology including video breakdown, recruiting software, etc.
    • Ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes.
    • Ability to fundraise and cultivate alumni base.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Responsive and timely in communication to supervisor, support staff, and all general inquiries.
    • 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.
    • Maintains a steady and professional demeanor.
    • Strong commitment to professional development.
    • 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.


  • Head coaching experience at the collegiate level
  • College playing experience
  • Fundraising experience

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

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

The deadline to apply is June 23, 2021.

Advertised: 09 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 23 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time