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Willamette University, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 06/04/21, 6:15PM EDT


Willamette is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic individual for the position of assistant women’s lacrosse coach. The Assistant Lacrosse Coach will assist the Head Lacrosse Coach in all aspects of running a DIII NCAA lacrosse program.

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:

  • The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:
  • Assists Head Coach with direction and coordination of the women's lacrosse program.
  • Instructs and coaches the fundamental principles and techniques of lacrosse skills (i.e. competition, traditions, and sportsmanship) as well as the philosophy of the sport.
  • Knowledge of the sport to provide technical support while teaching game fundamentals and skill development​.
  • Assists in the holistic development of the students by providing leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including assisting the Head Coach with counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters.
  • Assists the Head Coach in organizing, preparing, and conducting practices, training, and competition.
  • Enforces and exemplifies team and University expectations and standards.
  • Coordinates and assists in scouting, film exchange, and film breakdown.
  • Assists in planning and arranging team travel.
  • Assists in the recruitment of qualified prospective student-athletes for admission to a demanding academic environment.
  • Maintains relationships and strong communication with club and high school coaches.
  • Travels to attend all necessary recruiting tournaments.
  • Perform assigned administrative tasks and maintain social media accounts
  • Assists in the marketing, recruitment, and attendance of all Willamette University Lacrosse camps and clinics
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Collegiate playing experience and one to two years of related coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs and major social media sites.
  • Possess strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication and management skills; serves as a role model for student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both an individual and team setting.
  • Knowledgeable on NCAA rules and regulations and adhere to the philosophy and ideals of Willamette University and Division III athletics.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to University policies, particularly as they apply to student safety and hazing.
  • Must be able to successfully articulate the values of a liberal arts education and the role intercollegiate athletics plays in the development of student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
  • Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to travel and work evening and weekends as required
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire date and satisfactory driving record insurable by the University’s insurer.
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.
  • Successful clearance of a criminal conviction record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience playing or coaching advanced attacking systems.

About Willamette University:

This is an exciting time at Willamette and we welcome you to join our team as we strive to provide students with an intercollegiate athletics experience that develops life skills by cultivating moral, physical, intellectual and emotional growth. In support of the mission and goals of Willamette University, our program strives to enhance the overall learning environment for scholar-athletes. GO Bearcats!

To learn more about the Athletics Department, staff, faculty, and student please visit

Salary: $35,020

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

To Apply:

You will need to upload the following two documents using the link below as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:

  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.