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Muhlenberg College, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 09/29/20, 1:00PM EDT


This person, under the supervision of the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Director of Athletics, assists in the planning and management of all phases of the intercollegiate women’s lacrosse program. This is a full-time, 11-month position. Muhlenberg offers excellent benefits, including eligibility to tuition programs for employees and dependents after two years of service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning for and managing a competitive NCAA Division III program in accordance with College, NCAA and Centennial Conference policies.
  • Provide competent coaching, along with the necessary counsel and direction, which will ensure that student-athletes have the opportunity to realize their potential as athletes, students and members of the general college community.
  • Create positive support for the program within the campus community and outside constituencies including alumni, parents and friends of Muhlenberg College.
  • Work with supervisor to develop an annual professional development plan that will ensure awareness of trends, best practices, new information, etc. related to athletics, recreation, student development, leadership and diversity and inclusion practices and skills;
  • Lead and participate in Divisional and College-wide committees and initiatives;
  • Recruit qualified student-athletes.
  • Assist in hiring, mentoring and supervising part time assistant coaches.
  • Assume a secondary assignment commensurate with abilities, interests and departmental needs.
  • Actively participate in fundraising activities in support of the program and the Cardinal and Grey Fund.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of coaching experience and advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III philosophy of athletics.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills essential.
  • Capacity to market the sport to the various constituencies of the College.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Satisfactory background check, to include criminal background and driving record check.

To apply, upload your cover letter, resume, separate diversity statement summarizing your experiences and commitment to equity and inclusion, and names/contact information for three references (Your diversity statement should note how you demonstrate your commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in your work, community and/or personal life. This may include, for example, work assignments, community service/mentoring, committee service, recruitment/retention activities, etc.). Please combine all application materials into a single pdf if possible. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. To initiate your application, use the APPLY ONLINE button below.

The College: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. For more information, visit