Millikin University, a NCAA Division III member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), is accepting nominations and applications for an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Intern. This position has the potential to become Graduate Assistant, contingent upon being admitted to the MBA Program. Millikin University is a four-year undergraduate university with 2,000 full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Professional Studies, and Tabor School of Business. Millikin is situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, IL (population of 85,000) 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis.
This position reports to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. This internship is designed as a ten month educational experience from August 1 through May 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his or her skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible one year renewal. This position includes a stipend for housing and a meal plan. You may view a complete position description at www.millikin.edu/employment.
Under the guidance of the Head Women’s Soccer Coach, the Intern will:
1.Assist with identification, evaluation, and recruitment of student-athletes. 2.Assist in all areas of team performance, including pre-season, post-season training, practice and competition. 3.Be able and willing to coach individuals, small groups, and whole-team training sessions when necessary. 4.Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes and provide encouragement, support and referral assistance as appropriate. 5.Assist in the day-to-day operations, including not limited to, recruiting, assisting in strength and conditioning, video breakdown, travel plans, equipment, and budget management. 6.Assist and become active in promoting the program through social media. 7.Implement and develop fundraising strategies to support annual operating budget. 8.Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Soccer Coach.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:
1.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III. 2.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University. 3.Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond soccer.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Additional Salary Information: A stipend for housing and meal plan are included.
About Millikin University
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.