Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
Assistant Sports Information Director
The Department of Athletics has an immediate full-time opportunity for the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for carrying out assignments in the coaching and management of the Women's Lacrosse team as well as have supplemental duties as the Assistant Sports Information Director.
Primary Coaching Duties:
- Direct and implement all aspects of the women's lacrosse program; provide learning opportunities that challenge and support student-athletes to reach their full potential;
- Support student-athlete academic and athletic excellence, leadership development and community engagement;
- Direct team development, training and strategy in practice and competition, recruit prospective students who will thrive at the University of Bridgeport; make a competitive schedule;
- Adheres to and enforces all policies and procedures of the department and the University, as well as the rules and regulations of the NCAA, East Coast Conference, ECAC, and any other authorities that affect the intercollegiate athletic program;
- Manage team budget;
- Motivate student-athletes to perform to maximum levels;
- Assists with the conditioning and training of team members in conjunction with the training; unit to ensure that student-athletes are physically prepared for competition;
- Utilizes sound teaching techniques in the preparation of games and practices;
- Supervise an assistant coach &/or graduate assistant; perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Supplemental duties to serve as Assistant Sports Information Director include assisting the Sport Information Director in promoting and publicizing all components of intercollegiate athletics. The Assistant Director will direct the development and distribution of news releases to various information media as well as the public, stressing the positive outlook of intercollegiate athletics.
- Drives team van as needed;
- Maintain equipment;
- Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; advanced degree preferred;
- Skills and experience coaching women's lacrosse and /or participation at collegiate level preferred; demonstrated ability and passion to teach and demonstrate skills of lacrosse;
- Strong commitment to NCAA DII philosophy;
- Motivation and skills in recruiting prospective student-athletes;
- Ability to positively interact with all levels of the University community;
- CPR/AED certification;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Experience in web-site management and desktop publishing;
- Photoshop and stat crew experience preferred;
- Willingness to fundraise;
- Ability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends;
- Candidate must have a valid driver's license and meet University of Bridgeport's Driving Requirements.
The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Qualified applicants should submit a 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position electronically or by mail to:
Department of Human Resources
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach / Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Bridgeport
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601
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