The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus, invites applications for the Head Coach- Women's Soccer Position. The Head coach for UIC women’s soccer is responsible for the leadership and management of all phases of the program. This includes conducting all program operations in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of UIC Athletics and the University of Illinois Chicago.
The head coach for UIC women’s soccer is responsible for the leadership and management of all phases of the program. This includes conducting all program operations in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of UIC Athletics and the University of Illinois Chicago.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
•Lead, motivate and develop student-athletes to reach their full potential, academically, athletically and socially, as individuals and as a team.
•Demonstrate a commitment to the personal development and overall wellbeing of student-athletes, including support for and participation in departmental programming, support services and related initiatives.
•Adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures of UIC Athletics and the University, as well as the rules and regulations of the Horizon League, the NCAA and other authorities that legitimately influence the intercollegiate athletics program.
•Develop a women’s soccer program that annually competes at the highest levels of the Horizon League and for NCAA Championship bids.
•Oversee the recruitment and selection of elite student-athletes, academically, athletically and with respect to character. Ensure compliance by staff with NCAA recruiting rules. Organize and facilitate recruiting visits.
•Develop and schedule practice and skill instruction sessions as permitted by NCAA rules. Guide and instruct student-athletes on individual and team skill development and performance.
•Develop and implement a strategic competition schedule that provides the best opportunity for student-athlete development and competitive success, in partnership with supervisor. Responsible for scheduling contests, travel arrangements, and related logistics in accordance with university policies.
•Monitor the academic progress of student athletes in partnership with Student-Athlete Academic Services staff. Assist in enforcing student-athlete compliance with class attendance, required study hall, mentor meetings, academic counselor meetings and other academic and personal development requirements. Demonstrate a commitment to achieving team goals pertaining to the Federal Graduation Rate, the Graduation Success Rate and the Academic Performance Rate, the three nationally recognized academic metrics.
•Manage the team’s annual operating budget and scholarship budget. Exercise strong, proactive fiscal responsibility in accordance with all university policies.
•Supervise assistant coaches, student managers and other sport-specific staff to ensure their compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures. Provide orientation, training and remediation as needed. Conduct regular and meaningful performance evaluations.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in related field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of soccer coaching experience or equivalent.
Knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
A commitment to the academic success, personal development and overall wellbeing of student-athletes.
A commitment to integrity, gender equity, diversity and inclusion.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated success as a women’s soccer head coach preferred.
Demonstrated success in collegiate women’s soccer coaching preferred.
Demonstrated success in Division I collegiate women’s soccer coaching preferred.
Will be required to pass annual NCAA Coaches Certification exam.
Will be required to maintain CPR, First Aid and AED certification.
General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires work in a stationary position for extended periods of time and operation of computer and other office equipment.
* If not within general office conditions, attach detailed environment checklist.
This job description reflects the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Nothing restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To Apply Visit: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=142528&job=head-coach-womens-soccer
For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references no later than April 9, 2021.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
Internal Number: 142528
About University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a nationally competitive Division I program serving nearly 300 student athletes in 18 sports, which have won numerous conference championships and awards for both academic excellence and community engagement.
The aim of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to project the University’s image as a national competitor in athletics while enriching the lives of student-athletes by providing opportunities for physical, intellectual and social growth. As a Division I athletic program in a major city with highly competitive programs, UIC’s athletic mission is to attract top notch student-athletes reflecting the rich tradition of our students’ competitive work ethic and the campus’ ethnic and gender diversity.
The Department’s goal is to win conference championships regularly and to be nationally competitive in men’s and women’s sports each year while demonstrating high standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The University provides student-athletes with academic assistance to enhance opportunities for graduation, creates an enthusiastic arena in which student-athletes compete and showcase UIC’s winning team through effective media coverage.