Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability and health, the arts and sciences and business and communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, and—as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)—is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.
Chatham's mission is: “to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work…by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.” Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.
Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Position Reports to: Athletics Director
Position Summary: The Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach, a member of the administrative staff of Chatham University, reports to the Athletics Director. This position directly supervises the assistant coaches, student support personnel and student athletes.
The Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach has responsibility for the overall development and maintenance of the Chatham University Ice Hockey Program which is a member of the NCAA Division III and the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). This includes structural and administrative organization of the program as outlined in the responsibilities listed below:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively within the University to plan, organize, implement and follow up on an extensive on-going recruiting effort through written, verbal and personal contact with student-athletes and their families.
Oversee compliance with NCAA and UCHC rules and regulations
Oversee the appointments and supervision of the assistant coaches and support staff for the ice hockey program
Coordinate athletic planning, program development and assessment that focus on student-athletes' performances, personal and leadership development:
Strategically plan and execute scheduling as well as travel arrangements of conference and non-conference games and tournaments to advance the ice hockey program and maximize use of financial resources while maintaining an awareness of time demands on student-athletes
Prepare student-athletes for competition through thorough analysis and breakdown of scheduled conference and non-conference opponents
Develop, recommend and implement specific training/conditioning programs and skills development programs
Recommend and enforce discipline of student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and misconduct
Cultivate alumni and other constituents to further goals of the ice hockey program, athletics department, and Chatham University
Oversee budget and resource management for the ice hockey program
Coordinate athletic events and programs are planned intentionally to enhance campus community and school pride
Ensure proper safety precautions are followed, at-all-times
Ensure adherence to rules, regulations and policies of all governing bodies (Chatham University, UCHC and NCAA)
Work in coordination with the Director of Athletics, other coaches and staff to support and achieve overall goals established by the athletics department
Work with other students, faculty and staff to support the retention of student-athletes and promote teamwork, set high standards, support the academic, personal and leadership development of its students
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Athletics Director
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred with a minimum of 2 years of full-time coaching experience in the college level
Valid driver's license
Experience working with a diverse student population
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates