JOB SUMMARYReporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, this position is responsible for the direction of the field hockey program, including, but not limited to the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of the assistant coach(es), budget management, on-field coaching, innovation regarding fundraising and alumni engagement. The coach will be expected to provide a transformative experience for student athletes to develop leadership in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence while adhering to all rules and regulations as set forth by Simmons University, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and the NCAA.Serve as an active member of Student Affairs engaging in partnerships with all units across the division. Demonstrate exemplary personal conduct, serve as a role model for student athletes, maintain a commitment to excellent customer and/or student service and possess ethical and responsible decision-making.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.Head Coach DutiesConduct all official practices and games ? 19 weeksCreate pre-season (2 weeks,) traditional season (12 weeks) and off-season practice schedules (5 weeks)Teach individual skills and game strategyMange team travel tripsHire, train and supervise assistant coaching staff (2)Ensure all NCAA eligibility and medical clearance processes in coordination with Head Athletic TrainerManage team funds and fundraising activitiesConduct athlete leadership trainingManage family/parent support and engagementMentor and counsel individual athletes with issues of concern and make appropriate referralsNationally recruit academically qualified student athletesDevelop and execute communication planIdentify recruitsAssist applicant from introduction, prospect to applicant, to completion of depositCoordinate and conduct annual alumnae gameAttend Admissions open housesOTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther duties as assignedREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSA Bachelor?s degree is requiredA minimum 3 years of college coaching experience Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations governing recruitment, player eligibility and related functions is requiredPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster?s degree is preferredHead coaching experience preferredCollegiate playing experience preferredCOMPETENCIESMust demonstrate a positive attitude and serve as a role model for studentsAbility to work as a member of a team in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe position requires frequent weekend and evening hours. Must hold a valid driver's license. Requires occasional lifting, pushing, pulling up to 50 lbs.Ability to stand for extended periods of timeNoise level is moderate to loudDISCLAIMERSSimmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.To apply, please submit: Resume Cover LetterSalary GradeS06
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