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University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 09/20/18, 1:45PM EDT

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The Assistant Coach of Women’s Lacrosse assists with the organization and supervision of all aspects of the Women’s Lacrosse team within the parameters designated by the university, the America East Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

General Summary of Position:

  • Assist with all aspects of student-athlete development and performance of the women’s intercollegiate lacrosse program, to include:
  • Organizing, recruitment, and evaluation of student-athletes
  • Conducting and supervising practices and player conditioning
  • Scouting of future opponents; breakdown of film
  • Preparation and implementation of game strategies
  • Breakdown and analysis of team and individual filmwork
  • Providing appropriate leadership, direction and supervision relevant to the academic progress and personal development of student-athletes
  • Creating a positive and productive environment for the student-athletes
  • Coordinating team building events and exercises to promote a positive team culture

Assist with oversight of administrative functions within the women’s intercollegiate lacrosse program:

  • Participating in conference and NCAA meetings
  • Adhering to all conference and NCAA rules/requirements relevant to the conduct of the intercollegiate lacrosse program
  • Preparing information relevant to budgeting, equipment needs and program concerns
  • Coordinating Prospect Days, Clinics and Overnight Recruiting Visits
  • Assisting with team travel details

Participate in promotional and public relations to advance athletic programs by:

  • Organize departmental and program led fund-raising efforts
  • Representing the Department of Athletics at designated University, departmental and community functions
  • Serving in public relations capacities as needed
  • Coordinating Social Media presence and initiatives

Participate in promotional and public relations to advance athletic programs by:

  • Organize departmental and program led fund-raising efforts
  • Representing the Department of Athletics at designated University, departmental and community functions
  • Serving in public relations capacities as needed
  • Coordinating Social Media presence and initiatives

Full compliance with all NCAA and conference rules and regulations is required. All employees must have a full understanding of applicable NCAA rules and participate in compliance workshops and meetings as requested. In the event there is reasonable cause to believe a violation has occurred, employees will report it in a timely manner to the director of athletics or his/her designee.

Other Job Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years successful experience in lacrosse coaching, recruiting and administration
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Collegiate lacrosse playing experience required; Division I level
  • Experience in a collegiate setting

Additional Considerations:

Proven ability to provide mentoring and leadership to student-athletes and a commitment to student-athlete welfare

Commitment to ensure compliance with all NCAA and University rules and regulations

Effective communication, interpersonal and public relations skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A job offer for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory response to a background and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and review.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.