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Assistant Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2020

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's athletics program and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure student-athletes are provided with opportunities and services to help them succeed academically. The Assistant Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach shall have the primary responsibilities to execute Soccer coaching strategies that include on and off-the-field performance: build a competitive team in the competition; including, but not limited to player discipline and wins on the court. Including, but not limited to assisting with strategies for the recruitment of athletes and developing a regionally and nationally competitive team. This will include video services and operations tasks for recruiting, game analysis, scouting, and instructional training purposes; accountability and regulatory compliance for all student-athlete activities.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for assisting the head coach with the overall management of the Soccer programs, establishing and adhering to policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines in compliance with the policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines of all University, NAIA, conference, state, and federal laws.
  • Represent Florida Memorial University in a positive manner with the highest degree of ethics and integrity. Promote and support the mission of Florida Memorial University.
  • Assist with organizing and directing all aspects of the Soccer programs: organizing practice sessions to enhance the team’s performance as a highly visible sport.
  • Develop and enforce a consistent discipline policy and enforce the code of conduct for both players and the team.
  • Coordinate with Head Coaches on meetings prior to and during the season.
  • Make sure safety and proper skills and techniques are being taught.
  • Assist the Head Coaches with team evaluation and assure that the team is organized and within the code of conduct.
  • Assist with mitigating low-level grievances and complaints between coaches and parents.
  • Manage recruiting strategies through scouting, attending tournaments, and home visits, in accordance with the Sun Conference and regulations.
  • Work to raise funds through the development of activities, camps, and/or clinics to enhance the Soccer Programs.
  • Participate in institutional professional development and training. Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and the FMU faculty and staff handbook.
  • Provide administrative efforts, events and programming, game operations, research, and presentation. This also includes but is not limited to team communication and hospitality guidelines. Representation at various South Florida business functions, industry conventions, business seminars, and meetings as directed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Work involves planning and directing daily requests. Ability to plan and promote special events.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Lifting is required (i.e., set-up of scorers’ table, etc.), and some manual labor is expected. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • CPR and AED Certified.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree plus two (2) plus years of coaching experience. Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable with one (1) year of the required experience. Goalkeeping experience is a plus. Travel is necessary.
  • Experience in intercollegiate athletic program administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to work well with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education and Banner financial system.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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