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Bowdoin College, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 09/02/21, 11:30AM EDT


The Assistant Coach of Women’s Lacrosse assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate teams including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.

Job Summary:  The Bowdoin College Athletic Department supports 31 varsity programs, two club programs and a variety of intramural sports. More than one-third of the student body participates in a varsity athletic program and multi-sport participation is encouraged. Bowdoin participates in NCAA Division III competition and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The College and the Athletic Department seeks passionate and culturally diverse coaches and staff, welcoming applicants from varying backgrounds and/or professionals with experience working collaboratively with diverse populations.

Education/Skills Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Required skills include: Knowledge Women’s Lacrosse skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. The coach must be self directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy are required. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents: Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Women’s Lacrosse is required. At least two years experience coaching at the secondary or post secondary level or two years experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours: Variable depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings. *Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – early June) and are expected to keep hours during this time that make them readily available to students. For full time coaches, this may involve greater than 40 hours per week in season of primary sport and varied weekly hours out of season. *It is expected that coaches will recruit during the summer months requiring possible additional travel. *Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Women’s Lacrosse season.

About Bowdoin: Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.