Category: Coach Department: Athletics Locations: Worcester, MA Posted: Jul 9, 2019 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Exempt
ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist Head Coach with all facets of women's lacrosse program, primarily by: instructing student-athletes on lacrosse skills and techniques, educating on lacrosse rules and NCAA requirements, assessing comprehension of skills, techniques and rules and providing additional instruction as appropriate, and preparing team for competition and practice. Assistant coach must perform duties in compliance with all College, Patriot League, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Primary Responsibilities (60%):
Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:
rules & fundamentals
techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner
Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:
assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
reviewing video of opponent performance and subsequently designing individualized and team instruction for Holy Cross student-athletes
determining specific daily practice activities that will be conducted by student-athletes
developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
attending workshops and training sessions for the purpose of researching methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations
Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):
collaborating with coach to develop annual goals for the program
effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
administering sport camps as directed by head coach and/or Athletics Administration
Bachelor's degree required
Prior experience instructing and coaching, preferably at the Division I level
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
Computer and video editing skills strongly encouraged
Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College's mission:
Instructional/teaching skills; understanding of a variety of instructional methods
Ability to demonstrate skills and techniques during practice sessions, in order for student-athletes to learn through observation
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple task
Flexibility and reliability; position requires travel work on nights and weekends.
Understands risk management and works in conjunction with Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning personnel to uphold health and safety standards in the conduct of all activities
Strong teamwork and team facilitation
Supports departmental efforts through collaborative measures and sharing knowledge with others
Understands, values and respects diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: College Description
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)