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Hollins University, Head Coach and Instructor

By IWLCA Admin, 04/06/21, 3:30PM EDT

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Hollins University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), invites applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach with duties as a physical education instructor beginning summer 2021.  This position is a full-time, eleven-month (Aug.- June), non-tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Director of Athletics. 

Coaching duties include organization, development, and administration of all phases of the varsity lacrosse program, including, but not limited to, budget preparation, scheduling, team travel, equipment inventory, and facility upkeep, as well as running games and daily practice sessions.  There is a strong emphasis on the recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes with annual recruiting goals.  Teaching duties will include a variety of physical education activity courses.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in physical education or related field; minimum of two years of lacrosse coaching experience and physical education instruction, preferably at the collegiate level; thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; and a valid U.S. driver’s license with minimal violations.  Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching methods and excellent recruiting, leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates must show proficiency with technology platforms or databases commonly used for recruiting collegiate student-athletes, as well as Microsoft Office. Excel, Publisher.  Applicants must also have abilities to work well with students, families, and campus constituencies; work independently and as part of a team; and work within the framework of ODAC policies and NCAA rules and regulations.  Candidates must also be able and willing to travel and work evenings and weekends.  Applicants with experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins guarantees the following to every undergraduate student: research opportunities, access to study abroad, internship(s) and access to its extensive alumnae network, and leadership training. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.