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Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse

Employer
Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington, VA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

In collaboration with the head coach, the assistant coach coordinates and executes practices, develops and implements offensive game plans, likely manages the substitution box, and possibly coaches the face-off athletes. Specific coaching assignments and responsibilities depend on the applicant's years of experience and areas of expertise. Coaches will demonstrate commitment to the W&L philosophy by emphasizing academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field.

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.

Essential Functions:

  • Coaches team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates game techniques. Manages designated skill development areas or groups of positions. Develops and recommends strategy, teaches theoretical skill, and position assignments.

  • Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Conference and University regulations.

  • Develops scouting reports, completes film analysis, and helps strategize game plans.

  • Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions.

  • Communicates consistently with the head coach, administration, and peers about program goals, status, and needs.

  • Assists head coach with team travel logistics, including lodging, transportation, and meal arrangements in accordance with budgetary restrictions.

  • Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually as required for student graduation criteria. Substitute teaches as needed when requested by Head Coach and Director of PE.

  • Ensures compliance with all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.

  • Serves as an event manager for home contests.

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm with regular night and weekend hours during the season.

Minimum Pay: $32,806 - Pay Commensurate with Experience

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and collegiate playing experience are required and a master's degree is preferred. Must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field. Role models appropriate behavior and conduct to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Strong understanding of various coaching techniques and a willingness to learn new methods of instruction. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

    • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

    • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

    Working Conditions: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

    Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

    Position Type:

    Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible

    The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a minimum of one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

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    About W&L

    Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world. 
     
    Our historic campus, situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is home to a vibrant, welcoming community distinguished by an entirely student-run Honor System that pushes students to take responsibility and realize their potential as citizens, peers and leaders. 
     
    With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L offers incredible opportunity for those with incredible potential. Every voice matters at W&L because our core values of honor, integrity and civility are fundamental to our culture and they influence the thoughtful ways our students and faculty approach every conversation.
     
    W&L’s Mission Statement
    Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

    Employee Benefits and Paid Time Off
    Washington and Lee offers an extensive range of health care and life insurance benefits, retirement options, educational assistance programs, wellness programs, and work/life initiatives to serve our staff and faculty. We are committed to providing a competitive benefit package to attract and retain exceptional employees. For an overview of offerings for full-time benefit eligible employees, see the Benefits Guidebook and additional information about paid time off, educational grants, and our home loan program.
     
    Statement of Commitment to Diversity
    Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 
     
    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
    Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
     

     

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