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Coast Guard Academy, Head Coach

By IWLCA Admin, 05/03/21, 2:45PM EDT


The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, Connecticut, invites applications for the position of Women’s Lacrosse Coach. The Academy seeks an individual with a proven leadership background, strong coaching background and experience and understanding of NCAA Division III athletics and philosophy.

Major Duties

The successful candidate will serve as the Head Coach of the NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse team at the Coast Guard Academy.  The selectee will also teach physical education classes with an average course load of approximately 12 contact hours per semester.  Course instruction may include aquatics, fitness, lifetime sports, personal defense and elective offerings.  The selectee will also administer aquatics and physical fitness testing.  The selectee will liaise with the Admissions Division to recruit student athletes from all segments of society in order to create a diverse and inclusive team environment. 

Major duties also include participation in leadership and professional development, activities with students outside of class, and service to the Academy.

Minimum degree requirements: 

The successful candidate must have earned a Master’s Degree.  An undergraduate or graduate degree in Physical Education, Sport Management, Athletic Administration, Health, Exercise Science, Education or related field is required.

Minimum specialized experience:

The successful candidate must have physical education teaching experience and five years collegiate women’s lacrosse coaching experience.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications, successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in the recruiting and retention of diverse and academically qualified high-level student athletes.
  • Demonstrated experience in practice planning and in-game supervision and a proven record of strategy and mechanics in the sport of women’s lacrosse. 
  • Demonstrated experience performing the day to day operations of a collegiate women’s lacrosse coach including budgeting, scheduling, use of social media, relations with local media and alumni relations.
  • Working knowledge and proven compliance of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching Health and Physical Education courses.
  • Proven experience teaching, coaching and/or mentoring diverse student populations and/or promoting equity and diversity initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated alignment with the U. S. Coast Guard Academy’s core values.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a positive and safe environment.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated professional development in coaching and teaching fields.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Education Requirements

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information please visit this web site:

When including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


All application materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.


DHS offers an attractive benefits package that  includes health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.

Other Information
Moving expenses will be in paid in accordance with regulations.  Note that relocation benefits are limited if the selectee is a new hire to the government.

The selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue.

The tentative selectee will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306, at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, the selectee will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could result in disqualification for appointment based on suitability determinations.

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For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources and see the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.

In alignment with Federal hiring policies, more than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

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How to Apply

Applications must be sent electronically via e-mail to:

Applicants must submit all of the required information described below by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of the announcement or their application will not be considered.

There are several required documents in the application process that impact the overall evaluation of your application.  Please ensure that each attached document is less than 3MB in size.  It may be helpful to be sure attached files are in .pdf format, in black and white, and at a resolution of 200 dpi