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Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee

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Job Title:Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Department:Director of Athletics

Job Description:

At Rhodes College, we aspire to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through a college-wide commitment to our vision.

Rhodes’ rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions and make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.

The Division of Student Life plays an integral role in the College’s vision and values, and every member of the Division of Student Life supports the delivery of a transformative student experience.

The Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach reports directly to the Men’s Lacrosse Coach and helps in providing a creative vision and leadership for a comprehensive NCAA DIII lacrosse program.

The Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for working with the head coach to monitor the success of the lacrosse program. This includes monitoring the health and well-being of a roster of over 60 student-athletes and developing and building a positive team culture. A commitment to student development and success and a high level of student and family interaction is essential.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborating with the head coach, organizing and implementing practice and game plans.
  • In collaboration with the head coach, assist in recruiting potential student-athletes for the program, including the assistance of building a recruiting database and communicating with prospective student-athletes and their families.
  • Communicates effectively and often with the head coach, the student-athletes and parents.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of NCAA compliance rules and regulations. In collaboration with the head coach monitors and supports compliance efforts effectively, efficiently, and with the highest integrity while adhering to all NCAA compliance rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to work independently in a highly productive and fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of NCAA and SAA compliance rules;
  • Proven leadership in a highly-functioning team environment; Knowledge and experience with college policies.
  • Ability to mediate and use problem-solving skills to conduct alternative dispute resolution.
  • Ability to provide perspective and utilize a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork, interaction, and positive culture.
  • Excellent written and communication skills; Full competence in using computer software packages for the office environment.
  • A thorough understanding of the organizational management of the Department of Athletics, including partnership building with students, faculty, staff, parents, and Rhodes alums.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and promote a campus climate of inclusion and participation by all students.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with complex and sometimes sensitive issues.
  • Commitment to the vision and values of the College.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships across campus; Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff, and families to establish and maintain good working relationships.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills are required. Must be student-centered and accessible, working cooperatively and efficiently with students and their families, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize numerous projects requiring attention to detail and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA compliance, rules, and regulations.

Physical Demands:

Medium Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Position involves both inside sedentary work and work on different fields and other fitness environments while coaching and training student-athletes. Lifting is required (i.e., set-up of scorers’ table, etc.), and some manual labor is expected. Evening and weekend hours in all types of weather, travel is necessary.

A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume, and three references’ names.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.


About Rhodes
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, residential, undergraduate college located in the heart of historic midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes is national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.


Commitment to Diversity
A diverse learning community is a necessary element of a liberal arts education, for self-understanding is dependent upon the understanding of others. We, the members of Rhodes College, are committed to fostering a community in which diversity is valued and welcomed. To that end, Rhodes College does not discriminate – and will not tolerate harassment – on the basis of race, gender, color, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, military status or any other protected status.


Discover the Rhodes Edge

Rhodes’ rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions, and to make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in the city of Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.

  • We value the types of engaging dRhodes 15ialogue that arises when students and professors work together to investigate questions and problems they care about. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1 and the average class size is 14 which allows us to have these engaging conversations between faculty and students.
  • Through 18 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs, Rhodes offers more than 50 majors, interdisciplinary majors, minors, and academic programs.
  • Memphis is more than what you know it to be. Yes, we’re home of the blues and barbeque, Graceland, and the Grizzlies, but we’re much more than that.
  • Rhodes graduates are perceptive thinkers, creative problem solvers, and lifelong learners, and they have the skills and abilities that connect them to the country's top graduate and professional schools, interesting careers, and fulfilling lives.
  • Rhodes students are conducting leading-edge research and creative activity that produces original intellectual or creative contributions to a wide range of fields of study.
  • Rhodes College’s commitment to overseas study is most powerfully expressed in the programs that it has created and developed.

Rhodes is profiled in The Princeton Review’s popular college guide, The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, and ranks No. 10 for Most Accessible Professors and No. 16 for Most Engaged in Community Service. Rhodes is also one of fifty colleges included in both editions of The Princeton Review’s list of “Colleges That Create Futures” and continues to be included in each new edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck. For two years in a row, Rhodes was named America’s #1 Service-Oriented College by Newsweek magazine. In addition, Rhodes regularly garners accolades from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Fiske’s Guide to Colleges. Rhodes is also profiled in the prestigious book Colleges That Change Lives.



Rhodes Students

The college’s 2,010 students are a diverse group, representing 45 states (plus D.C.) and 55 countries. They are keenly aware of social responsibility and are involved as volunteers throughout their college years. More than 80% of Rhodes’ students participate in community service.

Rhodes’ students hold impressive academic and extracurricular credentials. The Class of 2024 has a mid-range SAT score of 1250-1400 and a mid-range ACT score of 27-33. 52% of the students of the class of 2024 ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.


Educational ExRhodes cellence in One of the South’s Most Vibrant Cities

Ask anyone who knows about Rhodes College and you will learn about this rare jewel among the nation's finest liberal arts colleges. Rhodes' students live and learn on a campus cited as one of America's most beautiful. Quietly nestled among 100 acres of wooded charm and Gothic stone buildings in an attractive residential section of Memphis, Rhodes is just minutes from a revitalized downtown where Beale Street (Home of the Blues) meets the majestic Mississippi River.

The campus is within walking distance of the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Memphis is the 15th largest city in the United States and offers a broad variety of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities, good restaurants, malls, shops and great hangouts. As the region's medical and business hub, Memphis provides students with many internship and research opportunities, as well as career and service opportunities.

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