The Assistant Fencing Coach reports to the Head Fencing Coach and assists in all aspects of the program. This is a full-time appointment renewable on a contract basis.
*Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Travel required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies, procedures, and directives, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Assist the Head Coach in coaching and training the fencing team.
Assist with the development and execution of practice.
Assist with film breakdown and analysis.
Assist with coaching fencers during competitions.
Coordinate logistics (transportation, lodging, meals, etc.) for away competitions.
Assist in developing and enhancing the program both competitively and culturally through decision-making, leadership, and setting and meeting objectives.
Assist in the planning and execution of home meets, both USA Fencing and NCAA competitions.
In conjunction with the Athletic Business Office, responsible for hiring referees and arranging transportation and lodging.
Other home meet duties as assigned.
Assist with recruiting as directed by the Head Coach.
May include travel to local, regional, national and international competitions.
Assist with fund raising efforts on behalf of the fencing program, Athletic Department and University, as directed.
In conjunction with the Head Coach, develop and maintain a successful fencing camp/club program.
Attend meetings, conferences, training sessions, community service events, etc. as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Two years’ experience as a fencing coach and ability to strip coach during NCAA and USA Fencing competitions.
Previous experience as a strip coach for NCAA and USA Fencing competitions.
Ability to give high-level lessons in at least one weapon and proficiency, or willingness to achieve proficiency, in the other two weapons. A strong preference for those with saber and/or foil as primary coaching weapons.
Willingness and ability to work, as well as travel, mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Excellent and effective communication skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Previous experience coaching at the NCAA level preferred.
Familiarity with and understanding of college fencing preferred.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University preferred.
Valid drivers license.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
The Northwestern Work Environment. Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.