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Simmons University, Assistant Coach (P/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 07/11/19, 1:45PM EDT


In the role of part-time assistant coach, this person will provide support to the head coach in all aspects of administering and conducting a collegiate sports team program.


Duties and Responsibilities (in descending order of importance)

1. Be knowledgeable of, and abide by, all College policies, NCAA Division III policies, and conference requirements.

  • Follow established guidelines and procedures
  • Abide by NCAA Division III; Great Northeast Athletic Conference, ECAC and NEWMAC athletic conference rules and regulations

2. Assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in partnership with Admissions.  Encourage applications from a diverse group and large geographic area.

  • Execute an annual recruiting plan identifying specific outcomes to be achieved
  • Maintain database of information regarding recruiting, including number of contacts, number applied, number visited, number accepted, and number enrolled
  • Correspond with prospects using a variety of communication channels; including written, in person contact, phone, home visits, and official visits and texts.
  • Coordinate on campus overnight visits
  • Attend large showcase recruiting summer events
  • Attend all Admissions events            

3. Assist in executing an instructional practice and competitive game schedule based on an assessment of the student-athletes’ abilities including pre and post season and traditional and non-traditional seasons.

  • Execute, in collaboration with the head coach, organized and objective based practices
  • Enhance individual as well as team sport skills
  • Utilize various coaching and motivational strategies
  • Improve athletes’ talents, skills, and development of leadership

4. Function as a member of the Athletic Department working together for common objectives.

  • Communicate and cooperate with department staff to facilitate group purpose and mission
  • Responsible for your own work
  • Clearly communicate in written and verbal form

5.  Stay current with the sport-specific developments in the profession

  • Take responsibility for upholding College and athletic conference policies
  • Support the need for process and/or technology changes and demonstrate advantages to others.
  • Suggest ways to improve efficiency of own work and the work of the department.
  • Support the head Coach and team expectations.

6. Other duties as assigned


  • Reports to the Head Coach


  • Bachelor’s degree required and/or related work experience.
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • Previous coaching and playing experience required; preferably at the collegiate level

Sports team season schedules:

  • July/August (Recruiting);
  • August –April (conduct pre-season, in season, off season training/competition)
  • September –May (Recruiting)

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

About Us

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899.  Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example — sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

To Apply

Please contact Head Coach Molly Devilbiss via email at for more information or to apply to this position. Please send a cover letter and resume along with 3 references.