Description/Goals Knox College invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. This is a 12-month, exempt, at will, non-benefits eligible position that reports to the Head Men’s Soccer Coach. The salary for this position is competitive. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success and developing a competitive NCAA Division III program. More information about Knox College can be found at www.knox.edu. Information on Knox College Athletics is available at www.prairiefire.knox.edu . Information on the Midwest Conference can be found at http://www.midwestconference.org.
Men’s Soccer has been one of the premier programs for Prairie Fire Athletics going 98-29-12 overall and 53-9-4 in Midwest Conference play since 2013, qualifying for all 7 conference tournaments and winning 3 regular-season championships. Recruiting nationally and internationally, the team consists of student-athletes from all over the world that have won numerous major conference and regional awards. Coming off their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018 and another MWC regular-season championship in 2019, Knox College men’s soccer is poised to move to the top of the north region standings and gain national recognition. Additionally, 2018 was the first season for the Prairie Fire soccer teams competing on new, soccer-dedicated synthetic turf as Prats Field has been transformed into one of the best Division III soccer facilities in the region. Phase two of Prats Field renovations are in development which could include lights, windscreens, a new scoreboard, and other amenities.
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. Competition in the Midwest Conference is intense and spirited, including the local rivalry between Knox and Monmouth College—the sixth-oldest athletic rivalry in the country.
The Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of the Knox College Men’s Soccer program including but not limited to: executing a successful recruiting and retention plan as assigned; integrating the programs into the campus community; scheduling, planning, and supervising practices and contests as assigned; assist with the management of the programs’ operating budget; assist with administering all aspects of the programs ensuring compliance with departmental, institutional, Midwest Conference (MWC) and NCAA rules and regulations; alumni and booster engagement; assist with the programs social media activity as assigned; assist with equipment purchasing, distribution and maintenance as needed; attend all required department meetings, complete all administrative assignments, and attend all required functions as designated by the Head Coach, Athletics Department and/or the Director of Athletics; additional coaching and administrative duties as assigned. Must pass the NCAA rules compliance test and comply with all NCAA rules and regulations. Will work with the Director of Athletics and the Athletic Department Administration to ensure that all athletes are academically eligible, medically cleared and properly insured. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes within the NCAA Division III philosophy. Collegial respect and professionalism are expected and required. Additionally, this position will have game day operations duties within the athletic department under the direction of the Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine and Performance, Facility and Event Operations, and Internal Operations. Training will be provided.
The following are the qualifications for this position:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Prior experience as a collegiate soccer student-athlete or coach
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects
An appreciation for a residential liberal arts education, respect for individual differences, openness to the values and opinions of others, and flexibility to adapt to constant change
The following are the preferred qualifications for this position:
2 or more seasons experience coaching and/or recruiting men’s soccer at the collegiate level
Experience recruiting international student-athletes
Experience with Front Rush Database
To apply please complete the Knox College Employment Application by going to the link provided https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community.
For more information about Knox College, please visit www.knox.edu/about-knox.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
About Knox College
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant
community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought,
and diverse perspectives. Knox athletes are student-athletes with a focus on achievement in the
classroom, on the court or playing field and as community leaders. Institutional support for
enhancing intercollegiate athletics is strong and recent successes include conference
championships in men’s and women’s soccer.