Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
Title Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer Posting Number S00755JP Department Athletics Job Summary
The Assistant Coach of Men’s Soccer assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Men’s Soccer team including practice planning, game strategy, team travel, and other team events where appropriate.
High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Required skills include: Knowledge of soccer strategy and training methods and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy are required. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. Subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Soccer is required. At least two years experience coaching at the secondary or post-secondary level or one year experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is preferred.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Variable depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings. *Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – Reunion Weekend in June) and are expected to keep hours during this time that make them readily available to students. *It is expected that coaches will recruit during the summer months requiring possible additional travel. *Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Men’s Soccer season.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.75 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 03/15/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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