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DePauw University, Assistant Coach of Field Hockey and Lacrosse (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 08/05/19, 9:00PM EDT

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The assistant coach for field hockey and lacrosse is responsible for assisting the head field hockey and lacrosse coaches in implementing and directing all phases of  competitive NCAA Division III programs at DePauw University.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The assistant coach for field hockey is responsible for assisting the head field hockey coach in implementing and directing all phases of a competitive NCAA Division III field hockey program at DePauw University. This includes recruiting quality student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting and planning team travel in compliance with University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

The assistant coach for women's lacrosse is responsible for assisting the head women's lacrosse coach in implementing and directing all phases of a competitive NCAA Division III women's lacrosse program at DePauw University. This includes recruiting quality student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting and planning team travel in compliance with University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Understand and comply with NCAA Division III, conference and University rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community
  • Along with the head coach, implement a comprehensive recruiting plan for the identification and recruitment of qualified student-athletes
  • As directed by the head coach, develop and implement plans and strategies for practices and competition
  • As directed by the head coach, schedule games, make transportation and lodging arrangements for team travel
  • Monitor student-athletes' academic progression
  • As directed by the head coach, develop and coordinate community outreach and team fundraising events
  • Along with the coordinator of strength and conditioning, implement comprehensive training plans for student-athletes and teams to meet performance needs
  • As directed by the coordinator of strength and conditioning, provide direct supervision to in season individual and team workouts
  • Assist with maintenance and repair of equipment in the Welch Fitness Center
  • Assist with evaluating training program effectiveness
  • Monitor student-athletes' exercise technique
  • Other duties as assigned

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Willing to receive constructive feedback and make adjustments that support efficiency, effectiveness and overall success.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with students, co-workers, Alumni and community.
  • Safety Awareness -- Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.

Required Supporting Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 References

Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Collegiate playing experience in field hockey and/or lacrosse highly desirable.

Communication/Language: Ability to read, listen to and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write and communicate simple correspondence.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: FrontRush,Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, Google Apps, other programs as determined by specific sport responsibilities

Certificates & Licenses: A valid US driver's license is required. Certification in first aid, CPR and AED must be current at all times.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to and history of strong belief in mentoring students and demonstrated experience working with young adults
  • Desire to work in a rural, small-school environment devoted to providing liberal arts education, building community, and helping students prepare for their future careers