Head Coach - Men's Lacrossse

Wells College
Aurora, NY, US

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

 Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time 10-month position of Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse. As a Head Coach, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Men’s Lacrosse programs, including, but not limited to: teaching and refining skills and techniques, preparation of daily practices and season plans, scheduling games and planning travel, motivating and monitoring teams’ academic success, and ordering supplies and uniforms.   A primary function of the position will be the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes. Secondary responsibilities, based on experience, may include but are not limited to: game management for Fall and/or Winter sports; strength and conditioning; equipment room management; recreational sports programming; Sports Information support, and/or teaching Physical Education activities classes.  Additional teaching opportunities may exist in courses for Sports Management, Gender Issues and Women in Sports and/or Wellness Engagement and Lifelong Learning.  The successful candidate will actively ensure compliance with all NCAA, Wells College, and United East/AMCC rules and regulations.  Regular 10-month schedule: Aug 1 – May 31.

Candidates for the position should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College, the athletic program, the development of character in student-athletes and the academic program.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills; will be highly motivated and organized; possess knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division III rules and regulations.   A bachelor’s degree is required.  Master’s Degree preferred. College playing and/or coaching experience preferred. National Certification in Strength and Conditioning, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, and knowledge of recruiting software programs (e.g., Slate, Front Rush) and valid drivers’ license also preferred.


Working at Wells College 

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The College is known as an exceptional value, pairing top quality academic programs with affordable tuition. With a full-time enrollment of about 550 students, Wells boasts small class sizes, an extensive experiential learning program, cross-enrollment with nearby Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options.

The rigorous academic environment emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 17 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. Formerly a women’s college, Wells became coeducational in 2005.

The scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York is an area known for its beauty and high concentration of outstanding colleges and universities. The village of Aurora is centrally located and provides easy access to metropolitan, cultural, and educational centers — 25 minutes from Ithaca; 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse; 2.5 hours from Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Canada; and 5 hours from New York City.

Full-time employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, EAP, course attendance, dependent tuition benefits, 11 paid holidays and vacation, sick and personal time off.

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