SUNY Oswego Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate varsity athletic programs as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach.
Posting Date: March 2, 2023
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation: Salary levels, commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under general supervision of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach, the Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach plays a key role in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) and the broader campus community. Situated within the Division of Student Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics at SUNY Oswego seeks, through the administration of 24 intercollegiate varsity sports, to advance the College's overall mission by preparing student-athletes to be leaders who live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world as successful SUNY Oswego graduates.
The Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach at SUNY Oswego is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the development and management of a successful NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey program. Consistent with SUNY Oswego's, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics mission and strategic priorities, the assistant coach will provide visionary leadership for staff, coaches, and student-athletes, follow department cost containment measures, recruit and retain academically and athletically qualified student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations, and ensure compliance with SUNYAC or affiliated conference, NCAA, and institutional policies. The assistant coach will collaborate with campus partners to ensure student-athlete wellbeing and success.
Responsible for assisting the overall guidance of the women's ice hockey program.
Work within the mission of SUNY Oswego, Division of Student Affairs, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide a competitive, unique, and memorable collegiate athletic experience for student-athletes.
Support SUNY Oswego, Student Affairs, and IA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Recruit and retain academically and athletically qualified student-athletes within the scope of the SUNYAC or affiliated conference, NCAA, and institution guidelines, as well as, reaching annual recruitment and retention goals.
Support Head Coach's development of a recruitment philosophy that reflects recruitment of student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations. Develop positive working relationships with faculty, staff, and campus partners to assist in the recruitment process.
Arrange all campus visitations, including itineraries, academic appointments, campus and community tours, student-athlete hosts, lodging, meals, game admission, and entertainment.
Work with the department's compliance office to ensure student-athletes meet applicable eligibility requirements and prepare all necessary forms on a timely basis.
Encourage and promote academic excellence from student-athletes. Assist in implementation of academic support services including study hall, monitoring of individual and team academic performance, and referral to appropriate institutional academic resources.
Build, develop, and maintain contacts and relations with athletic alumni, high school and club coaches, and benefactors.
Work with the department's communication office on providing program information and statistics to media and fans via press releases, media guides, game programs, website, and interviews.
Establish and ensure communication and enforcement of SUNY Oswego, IA, and team regulations regarding student conduct and behavior.
Develop a competitive program that promotes sportsmanship and responsible behavior both during and outside of athletic competition.
Effectively instruct players on rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
Oversee all necessary administrative responsibilities for the program including assisting in preparation and operation within the annual budget, practice and competition schedules, travel arrangements, recruitment activities, and fundraising activities.
Fully disclose the acceptance of any funds and/or gifts and document all these expenditures in support of the program. Accurately record the amounts and purpose of donations and fundraising activities. Monitor fundraising activities for team purposes after gaining the approval of the DIA.
Perform public relations duties and activities with faculty, students, parents, contributors, alumni, and institution administrators. Promote respective sport at local, state, and national level.
Work closely with athletic training staff to ensure the safety and health of student-athletes. Acknowledge that the athletic trainer and team physician have the final decision on return to practice and competition of student-athletes.
Supervise student coaches, and student workers as assigned by head coach.
Serve as game management administrator as assigned by the DIA.
Assist in oversight of athletic facilities. Submit work orders to Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for Facilities and Game Management.
Possess current certification in appropriate level of First Aid and CPR e.g. ("First Aid For Coaches", "Responding to Emergencies", "Adult CPR" or equivalents).
Complete secondary duties as assigned by the DIA.. Maintain necessary licenses and certifications, if required to perform such duties.
In consultation with the DIA serve on institutional committees.
Contribute to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties as assigned by the DIA or other campus leaders.
RESPONSIBILITY TO COOPERATE:
Staff members must possess a commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of State University of New York at Oswego, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and the NCAA. Staff members must cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and/or the institution with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations. Any person who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective actions a set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Bachelor's Degree required at time of application.
Collegiate coaching or playing experience.
Experience in developing and implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness-related, and student success programming.
Strong background in all aspects of women's ice hockey.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
NCAA Division III coaching experience preferred.
NCAA Division I or III playing experience preferred.
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
Background checks will be conducted for finalists.
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