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Head Women's Soccer Coach, Professor KSW

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Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Professor in Kinesiology, Sports & Wellness

Illinois Wesleyan University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, invites applications for the position of full-time Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Faculty member in the Kinesiology, Sport & Wellness (KSW) Department.

The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for directing, supervising and evaluating all aspects of the women’s soccer program; recruiting, retaining and graduating student-athletes; hiring, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches; monitoring student athletes academic progress; organizing staff and coordinating practices; assisting with public and media relations efforts; coordinating team community service; developing game schedules; and performing other duties as assigned by the director of athletics. Successful candidate will adhere to all rules of the CCIW, NCAA, & IWU and will fulfill the requirements and expectations of the Illinois Wesleyan University athletic department.


    Player/Individual & Team Development; Provide opportunities for skill development of student athletes. Develop, communicate, research and implement game plans for competitions. Design, periodize, and implement daily proactive and training schedules for student athletes. Order, inventory and maintain equipment for teamRecruiting for University and Program; Identify PSA’s via outreach to High School and Club coaches, recruiting sites and research. Create and develop marketing messaging and material for program. Coordinate recruit visits, travel to high schools and club competitions throughout the country. Execute recruiting plan via social media, phone calls, emails, mailings and in-person/on-campus visits to meet goalsRetention of Student-Athletes in program; Meet regularly with student athletes about academics, life and goals. Mentor and assist students in finding resources for career development and planning. Create and foster positive experiences for all students in programProfessor in KSW; Lead and promote a healthy lifestyle for general students taking activity course. Instruct courses needed for the major and minor sequence in KSWAlumni Relations and Fundraising; Regularly communicate with alumni, parents and friends of the program. Coordinate alumnae soccer reunion events to maintain connections


    Minimum of eight years experience. Previous coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred.U.S. Soccer License program or NSCAA Coaching Programs preferredEvening, weekend and overnight hours requiredValid driver’s license

Illinois Wesleyan University and the Athletics Department are strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants should provide a clear statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.

Application Instructions:

Please email the aforementioned statement, cover letter, resume, and reference list to:

Mindy McCluskey, Office Coordinator, [email protected] Reference “Women’s Soccer” in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing on our campus.

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

llinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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