| Department: Athletics Supervisor: Director of Athletics Location: UST Campus |
Purpose of the job: The University of St. Thomas, a private university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a Men’s Soccer Head Coach. The University enrolls more than 3,700 students. The Men’s Soccer Head Coach is responsible for a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) soccer program. This includes the administration of day-to-day aspects of a collegiate soccer program including recruiting, budgeting, scheduling and a commitment to the athletes’ academic progress and degree completion.
The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to mold and cultivate the soccer program at the University of St. Thomas. After over 20 years, the university resurrected varsity athletics in the fall semester 2006. The program will be a part of the NAIA and will function as a member of the Red River Athletic Conference. The candidate will be instrumental in determining the direction the program will take. This is an opportunity to showcase not only coaching knowledge, but also organizational and strategic planning skills.
Reporting lines: The Men’s Soccer Head Coach will report to the Director of Athletics for all matters related to the soccer program and will work closely with the admissions, faculty, administration and staff to help advance UST athletics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Student development theory is used to create, plan, and implement educational, social, physical and cultural programming designed to enhance the overall experience and achievement of both undergraduate and graduate students. These means are accomplished through the following specific duties: •Manage the day-to-day activities of a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) soccer program •Recruitment of student-athletes in compliance with university and NAIA policies & procedures •Practice and game preparation •Scheduling and travel arrangements •Budget preparation & management •Establish and maintain relationships with regional and national coaching organizations and associations. •Coordinate with the Recreational Sports Office and Facilities Reservations Office with the scheduling of practices and other team events on campus •Collaborate with Institutional Advancement relating to fundraising issues •Work with the Faculty Athletics Representative •Coordinate with other offices and departments on campus as needed including Admissions, Financial Aid, Creative Services and the Registrar •Participate actively in campus events in order to support the University community and provide a leadership presence •Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics •Design, market and manage summer youth soccer camps •Supervisory responsibilities: The Men’s Soccer Head Coach can supervise a student assistant and team manager. •Fiscal responsibilities: The Men’s Soccer Head Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics with the departmental budget expenditures for the soccer program. •Additional Responsibilities: The Men’s Soccer Head Coach will act as the Athletic Department’s Co-Coordinator of Game Management. The Co-Coordinator of Game Management will be responsible for the set-up and implementation of all home games and matches for the Athletic Department. This includes event promotions, event timelines, the hiring or event personnel, facility preparation and all aspects pertaining to the event