JOB SUMMARY: This is a fulltime; eleven (11) month salaried position charged with coaching and managing the women’s field hockey program as well as serving the department in an administrative capacity, role TBD. As the Head Coach for the women’s field hockey program, this position accepts the responsibility of assisting the Director of Athletics in the leadership, vision and supervision of the women’s field hockey program. This position will also assist with contest administrative coverage.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIRED: •Bachelor’s degree with experience in collegiate athletics and coaching •Genuine understanding and commitment to NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics philosophy •Solid knowledge and technical skills for the sport of field hockey •Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills plus an ability to work with all constituencies of the campus •The ability to identify and attract outstanding student-athletes to Nichols College •CPR/ AED and First Aid certification •Demonstrated supervisory, fiscal, and management skills •Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and able to handle a multi-task work environment •Computer proficiency •Valid driver’s license
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coach/Train/Teach the sport of field hockey to members of the varsity field hockey team at Nichols College.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to, all aspects (in traditional and non-traditional seasons/ for varsity and JV) of coaching, planning, directing, developing and managing a successful program – conditioning, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, travel, equipment, budget management, fundraising, community service, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, etc.
Insure compliance with NCAA, conference and institutional policies and procedures
Meet recruiting goals as established by the Director of Athletics and Vice President of Enrollment.
Know and adhere to all sport rules, regulations and code of ethics
Maintain certification for CPR/ AED and First Aid
Monitor operations budget as well as club accounts
Submit/ approve appropriate payroll for coaching staff (biweekly)
Submit travel expense reports within 7 days of travel expense
Attend department staff meetings and institutional functions
Represent institution at conference meetings
Develop alumni relations for the promotion of the program
Promote the Bison Club to all constituents
Accept all duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the A.D., administrative staff and athletics department
Report any misconduct occurrences to AD immediately
Hire, supervise, mentor, evaluate and document performance review of assistant coaches
Coordinate and communicate all responsibilities with coaching staff
Coordinate all recruiting efforts: visitation to high schools, phone calls, emails, text messages, arrange campus visits, meetings with prospects, etc.
Evaluate the season, student-athletes, player recognition and nomination, etc.
Monitor student-athletes’ academic progress
Team Support functions
Make arrangements to prepare players for season
Daily planning and implementing of practice
Daily evaluation of practice, players, tactical information, etc.
Coordination of all coaching aspects, motivation of team, practice and game preparation etc.
Home game organization: i.e. game balls, game film set up, game management/ workers, etc.
Evaluate officials following each contest
Communicate game information and results to SID
Coordination of away game preparation: directions, meal arrangements, travel, itineraries, etc.
Assist in scheduling, i.e. non-conference opponents, game changes, etc.
Coordinate and assist in return of equipment by players and coaching staff to the equipment room (throughout and at the conclusion of the season)/ assist with inventory
Begin preparation for next season: schedule, budget, equipment, adjustments, etc.
Physical Job Components:
Light to moderate lifting
Able to communicate orally, in writing and use office and telecommunication equipment
Ability to work business and extended hours including evenings and weekends