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Clark University, Head Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 06/04/18, 6:30PM EDT


Clark University’s Athletic Department seeks to fill the position of Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program, including but not limited to: Recruiting, eligibility, game and practice plans, budget preparation and monitoring, scheduling, supervising and monitoring assistant coaches, public relations and promotion of the sport and department.


In addition, the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for fundraising, supervision of student athletes and staff during practices, contests and trips to insure they represent Clark University in a positive manner; will work collaboratively and collegially with fellow staff members, others duties as assigned (including secondary responsibility).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Head Coach will identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division III level and who are capable of succeeding academically. Included in a range of responsibilities, the Head Coach will:

  • Develop season practice and game plans.
  • Ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken in practice, games and during team travel.
  • Discipline student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and policies.
  • Work with administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
  • Organize and administer the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, NEWMAC, and Clark University policies and procedures; develop recruiting strategy and maintain contact with recruits; Organize recruiting materials and identify potential prospects.
  • Develop a conditioning program along with practices.
  • Meet with players during the season and conduct post season interviews
  • Maintain accurate record keeping and transparency within the program
  • Perform other functions as assigned.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • 3-5 years of coaching experience, required.
  • Knowledge NCAA Division III rules and regulations; knowledge and passion for the sport of women’s lacrosse.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • CPR, AED and First Aid certifications are required and will be provided by Clark University. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and communicate with student athletes.
  • Commitment and dedication to academic success of student athletes.
  • Strong organizational and developmental skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to conduct practices and manage game strategy.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 10-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more. 

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.  Please email résumé and cover letter to Applicants must reference Job code 190245 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.